Below are links to many information sheets and literature on various environmental topics. If you are looking for information on a certain topic and cannot find it please contact us with your request.

GENERAL

Where to Find Your Property’s Parcel ID Number (PID)
Environmental Regulations Handbook for NS Agriculture
Perennia Production Fact sheets
ATTRA Website
Minimum Separation Distances and Riparian Zones

RIPARIAN ZONES, HEDGEROWS, SHELTERBELTS & BIODIVERSITY

BMPs for Riparian Zones in Atlantic Canada (pdf)
Shelterbelts: A Growing Investment (pdf)
Enhancing Wildlife and Biodiversity (pdf)
Island Hedgerows (pdf)
Farming for Bees Guidelines (pdf)
Nests for Native Bees (pdf)
NS Natural Resources factsheets on Living with Wildlife

USING CROPS TO GROW HEALTHY SOILS

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (download free pdf)
Cover Crops Decision Tool
Cover Crop Craze, Furrow (March 2009)
Webinar:  Innovative No-Till: Using Multi-Species Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health
Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures
Rye as a Cover Crop (ATTRA)
New and Experimental Cover Cropping Systems in Wisconsin

SOIL

Soil Conservation Practices (pdf)
Farm Drainage in the Atlantic Provinces (pdf)
A Guide to Using Cover Crops in the Maritimes (pdf)
Information on Cover Crops (OMAFRA)
Shelterbelts: A Growing Investment (pdf)
No-till Alternative for Nova Scotia Producers (pdf)
Building Soils for Better Crops (download free pdf)
Evaluation of Subsoiling (pdf)
The Effect of Subsoiling and Drainage Treatments (pdf)
Soil Conservation in Nova Scotia (pdf)

WATER

Stream Bank Protection Final Report (pdf)
Livestock Watering Systems for Pastures (pdf)
Electric Fencing for Pastures (pdf)
Providing Water with Limited Access Ramps (pdf)
Solar Powered Pumping Systems for Livestock Watering (pdf)
Lab Tests for Water Quality (pdf)
Well Water Quality Concerns (pdf)
Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines
Disinfection of Water Wells by Chlorination (pdf)
NSDA Analytical Lab Information (water samples)
Farm Ponds
Vegetated Infiltration Areas for the Management of Milkhouse Wastewater

FUEL

Farm Fuel Storage and Handling (pdf)

PESTICIDES

On-Farm Pesticide Use (pdf)
Tree-Row-Volume: concept, calculations and application (pdf)
Air-Blast Sprayer Calibration for Orchards and Vineyards (pdf)
Field Sprayer Calibration (pdf)
Nozzle Selection for Blueberry Growers (pdf)
Choosing Drift-Reducing Nozzles (pdf)
Selecting the Correct Nozzle to Reduce Spray Drift (pdf)
Pesticide Storage and Handling (pdf)
HydrometricStations
Pesticide license
Pesticide Spill Kit Labels

Applying PRONONE 10G With an Earthway Ev-N-Spread Crank Spreader

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Nutrient Management Plans (pdf)
Manure Calibration (pdf)
Using Intensive Rotational Grazing: Beef (pdf)
Improving Pastures by Overseeding Legumes
Liming Pastures
Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium for Pastures
Pasture Fertility on a Budget (pdf)
Guidelines for Land Application and Storage of Municipal Biosolids in Nova Scotia (pdf)
NSDA Analytical Lab Information (soil, plant tissue, compost, etc)

MANURE AND COMPOST MANAGEMENT

Manure Management Guidelines (pdf)
Manure Management through Composting (pdf)
On-Farm Livestock Mortality Management (pdf)
On-Farm Bin Composting of Deadstock OMAFRA (pdf)
Natural Rendering: Composting Livestock Mortalities and Butcher Waste (pdf)
On-farm Composting of Mink Manure (pdf)

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Agricultural Wastewater in Atlantic Canada (pdf)
Vegetated Infiltration Areas for the Management of Milkhouse Wastewater
Collecting Vacuum Pump Exhaust Oil (pdf)
Septic Systems (pdf)

IRRIGATION

What you should know about Irrigation Water Quality Safety (pdf)
Irrigation Water Management for Farmers (pdf)
Irrigation Systems Types and Typical Applications (pdf)
Trickle Irrigation: How long do I trickle? (pdf)
Soil Moisture Monitoring (ATTRA) (pdf)
Monitoring Soil Moisture to Improve Irrigation Decisions – OMAFRA (pdf)

SILAGE

Silage Seepage (pdf)

FLY MANAGEMENT

Integrated Fly Management for Livestock Farms (pdf)
Fly Control in Dairy Cattle and Beef Operations (pdf)
Fly Control in Mink Operations (pdf)
Fly Control in Poultry Operations (pdf)

ENERGY

Farm Energy Resource Kit (pdf)
Efficiency NS – Agricultural Technologies (pdf)
Farm Energy NS – Dairy – Refrigeration Heat Recovery factsheet (pdf)
Farm Energy NS – Dairy – Vacuum Pumps factsheet (pdf)
Using Less Energy on Dairy Farms (OMAFRA) (pdf)
Improving Energy Efficiency in Livestock Facilities (OMAFRA) (pdf)
Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Management (OMAFRA)
Green Energy Generation (OMAFRA)

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