News 2017-04-26T22:16:45+00:00

The Annual Orchard Tour

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

The NSFGA Annual Orchard Tour is quickly approaching, it will be taking place on Thursday, August 3rd. Details will start to come to light over the next few weeks and will be announced as so. [...]

2016 Agricultural Census Summary

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

The 110 farms gained in the 2011 census were lost along with another 317 more farms.The amount of farmland has decreased by 10%:Under productive blueberry land coming out of productionFire-blight in apple orchardsDecreased in greenhouse [...]

Apple Maggot Eradication Program

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

Elizabeth Nichols is the Apple Maggot Eradication Technician again this year. The apple maggot over-winters as a pupa in soil and adults emerge from late June through September, with peak flight into commercial orchards in [...]

Honeycrisp #1 in 2016 Crop Report

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: News|

The five top varieties of apples reported in the 2016 crop report for NS include: Honeycrisp, 325,000 bushels in 2016, up from 300,000 bushels in 2015; Cortland, 260,000 bushels in 2016, down from 300,000 bushels [...]