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The Concentrated Flow Analysis program will provide an opportunity for producers to have their fields assessed using geographic information system analysis (GIS) and, in consultation with a soil conservation specialist, determine areas of potential soil erosion and discuss management options. ...
There seems to be a sporadic outbreak of thistle caterpillars this year in many soybean fields across the province. Growers are encouraged to scout their fields to assess any damage. The following bullets provide some information about the insect. Thistle caterpillars are the larvae of the painted...
If you want to establish a farm in PEI it may be helpful to consult the, Guide for Beginning Farmers on Prince Edward Island, before you make any financial or production decisions. This convenient agricultural resource outlines the support, training and services offered to help new and...
Agriculture is the largest contributor of any resource sector to the economy of Prince Edward Island. Rainfall patterns have changed in recent years and in some cases, some farmers are interested in irrigating crops to ensure yield and quality. One potential method for obtaining water for...
Phosphorus (P) is a key element in crop production. Phosphorus enhances root growth, flowering, seed formation and seed maturation. Phosphorus availability is controlled by several factors such as soil organic matter levels, soil pH, and soil aluminum and iron contents, making it a challenge to...
Soil organic matter (SOM) is the main building block for many chemical, physical and biological factors of a soil. Sufficient levels of soil organic matter are a necessity to ensuring productive and healthy soils. Agricultural soils with high soil organic matter levels are crucial in maintaining...