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Hedgerow Programs

Benefits of Hedgerows / Windbreaks Protection from wind damage and pesticides drifts Reduce risk of wind erosion Uniform snow dispersion Barrier against insects and disease infestations Maintain and improve soil moisture (less wind-less transpiration) Barriers between organic and non organic crops Improves natural beauty of the farm Provides habitat for[…]

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Farmers Working to Reduce the Impact of Nitrates on the Environment

The Nitrates Stakeholders Committee of the Kensington North Watersheds held a well attended meeting at the Kensington Legion on Feb. 10, 2014. Over 40 people were present, more than half of whom were farmers. The meeting was chaired by Stakeholders Committee chair Jim Evans. In his opening remarks he set[…]

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Farmers Hold Industry Leading Meeting on Nitrates

The Nitrates Stakeholders Committee of the Kensington North Watersheds held a well attended meeting at the Kensington Legion on Feb. 10. Over 40 people were present, more than half of whom were farmers. The meeting was chaired by Stakeholders Committee chair Jim Evans. In his opening remarks he set the[…]

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Bio-Reactor Constructed in Darnley

KNWSA has recently constructed a bio-reactor, or bio-filter, to capture nitrates from tile drainage in a small tributary to Darnley Basin. We have previously planted trees in this same small riparian zone on the property of Hickey Farms in Darnley. The location was thought to be a good site to[…]

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