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Virtual Conference - Compost Council of Canada

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Virtual Conference – Compost Council of Canada

Event Dates: Monday Sept 28 – Friday Oct. 2, 2020 • Presentations held throughout the week • Virtual tours and Equipment demonstrations • Interactive Exhibit area • Networking For more information, and to register, go to the Compost Council of Canada website at http://www.compost.org/national-conference-2020/

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Call for Research Projects: Environmental Sciences Capstone

The Ontario Institute of Agrologists has highlighted that the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, has issued a Call for Research Projects, for their  capstone project.  You can contribute by providing an environmental problem/issue for the students to investigate. Logistically, the issues are typically addressed by teams of 5-8 students, representing the several majors […]

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Your Farmers, Your Nova Scotia: Meet Your Farmer

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA) through Meet Your Farmer, is excited to announce a new initiative called “Your Farmers, Your Nova Scotia” that works to build a stronger connection between farmers and the people living in their communities. “Your Farmers, Your Nova Scotia, was created in an effort to connect Nova Scotians not […]

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Agrologist of the Month – May OAQ

Each month, the Quebec section of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec acknowleges a Professional Agrologist.  Nicolas Tremblay, PAg, is recognized for May 2020. Nicolas Tremblay, PAg, Provincial Advisor, Beekeeping, has been based at the Deschambault Animal Science Research Center since 2006, and offers individual and collective beekeeping advisory services throughout the province.  He is […]

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BC’s OSPG Issues 2019-2020 Annual Report

The British Columbia Provincial Government’s Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) filed its first annual report on May 19, 2020, which details the activities that have been undertaken to date and what is anticipated leading up to November and beyond. It is posted on the OSPG website: https://professionalgovernancebc.ca/.  Click here for a PDF version. BCIA has […]

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Youth Employment and Skills Funding for Employers

The 2020 Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Youth Employment and Skills Program is currently accepting applications from employers for funding up to $14K. For more information, please visit http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/youth-employment-and-skills-program/?id=1557778999519

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BC Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector *New*

The new BC Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector will showcase current job vacancies throughout the province, including those for crop and seafood harvesters, food processing and farm workers, agrologists, large machinery operators and marketing specialists.   The site also has sector-specific information and guidance to support businesses as they adapt their recruitment and human […]

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Friendly competition to improve wheat yields in PEI

With increasing costs of inputs combined with decreasing returns on grains, pulses and oilseeds, farmers everywhere are pressured more than ever to achieve higher yields. The single number that tends to influence management decisions and cultural practices, is the number that farmers use as a benchmark of either success or failure for any given crop […]

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Corn Rootworms: Two Effective Control Methods

In context : The practice of monoculture corn represents the highest risk of infestation by one of the two species of corn beetle present in Quebec. They are: the western root beetle and the northern root beetle. Considered as secondary pests, their larvae cause damage to the roots while the adults feed on pollen and silks, thus […]

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BCIA Special President’s Report

BCIA Operations, Events, Councillor Election, Committees and Professional Development Requirements April 9, 2020: In compliance with Federal and Provincial government directives respecting the current Covid 19 situation BCIA has made several changes to its operations. In addition, BCIA has received numerous questions from its Registrants regarding the effect of these changes on the annual professional […]

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