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
Equipment available for
Pictures of equipment
Chignecto Soil and Crop memberships are available for $40 per year.
Chignecto Agro environmental Club
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
Objectives of the club:
- Work with agricultural producers from the Tantramar
riding to demonstrate the benefits of utilizing best management practices.
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
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.
Field Mapping for Acreage
- Manure, Soil & Water Sampling
- Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) & Action Plan Completion
- Assistance with Funding Applications
Information Sessions & Clinics
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.
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.
|barn yard runnoff control
|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.