Chignecto

Chignecto Soil & Crop

Chignecto Soil and Crop began in 1977.  It includes the Tantramar region located in Southern New Brunswick.  The club arranges field days, pig roasts’, barbeques, and gatherings for the members to get together and discuss on-going projects and future plans and goals.  The Chignecto Soil and Crop supports 40 members and is strongly involved with the Chignecto Agro-Environmental Club.  The clubs work together towards achieving goals and improving on-farm environmental concerns.


Equipment available for Rent

Land leveler                                      

No-till grain seeder                        

No-till corn  seeder                        

Pictures of equipment


 

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Membership Fee

Chignecto Soil and Crop memberships are available for $40 per year.


 

                                                    


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Chignecto Agro environmental Club 

The Chignecto Agri-Environmental Club is administered by NBSCIA and has been in existance since the spring of 2002.  The club is based out of Sackville, NB and includes producers from Memramcook through to Port Elgin.   A club coordinator and summer student work with the club to implement and promote best management practices on the farm for soil quality, water quality, and crop protection and production.   The first priority of the club is the completion of an updated environmental farm plan.  The environmental farm plan assesses the potential environmental risks that exist on the farm.   

The Chignecto Agri-Environmental Club has been well accepted and appreciated by the local producers. 
The club members enjoy gathering for field days, barbeques, farm tours and meetings to discuss current and future goals.  The club will continue to promote and support best management practices that lead to the development of sustainable, environmental-friendly agriculture system.


Objectives of the club:

-               Work with agricultural producers from the Tantramar riding to demonstrate the benefits of utilizing best management practices.

-               Provide information, guidance and technical support to members in carrying out their Environmental Farm Plan action plan.

-               Prepare Nutrient Management recommendations for all members who are interested 

-               Monitor progress and collect data for further economic analysis

-               Organize workshops, field days and invite in guest speakers to increase the knowledge and awareness of best management practices

-               Work with government and other community groups to improve awareness of the agricultural industry.


Services

  • GPS Field Mapping for Acreage
  • Manure, Soil & Water Sampling
  • Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) & Action Plan Completion
  • Nutrient Management
  • Assistance with Funding Applications
  • Workshops, Information Sessions & Clinics

Membership

There is an annual $200.00 membership fee.  Membership is on a voluntary basis.  Members have direct access to the club coordinator, and his/her resources and services.  Currently there are 30 members in the Chignecto Agri-Environmental club.



 

Projects


In the past there was a bulk fuel tank purchase in order to supply producers with upgraded, approved fuel storages.  Currently, projects such as farmyard runoff control are underway at many producers’ farms.  These projects aim to improve on-farm environmental concerns.

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constructed pond
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barn yard runnoff control
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āpproved fuel storage

The club is actively looking for new members, those interested as asked to contact the club coordinator directly or the NBSCIA general manager, Gerry Gartner for further information regarding the club.

 

Club Agrologist:

Sidney Raithby

chignecto@nbscia.ca

   

New Brunswick Soil & Crop Improvement Association.