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Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007
This series contains 53 books, 8 booklets, and 164 cm of other textual and graphic material related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2000.

Composts and composting: a selective annotated bibliography of materials relevant to Canadian agriculture

Subseries contains an annotated bibliography of compost resources compiled and annotated by Lisa Simpson, Department of Biology and MacRae Library, Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It presents literature pertaining to agricultural composting as it relates to ingredients, factors, processes, and product benefits, as well as Bio-Dynamic and vermicompost methods. Specific reference is made to agricultural products, particularly animal and plant wastes. References were acquired from various academic institutions. Selection from the large volume of available composting information was based on the relevance to and usage in Canadian agriculture. Literature which did not pertain to Canadian environmental conditions, or agriculture, was excluded. Articles of special interest have been included though they do not necessarily pertain to the specified locale or to agriculture. Information included dates from 1830 to 1994. Article summaries were composed by the author. References for which a print copy was not obtained (or which an English copy was not obtained) are listed by citation only. To avoid duplication, bibliographical entries are organized into sections according to subject, listed alphabetically within subject area sections, and numbered for purposes of indexing and cross reference to other subject areas.

Endel A Karmo beekeeping fonds

  • MS-14-37
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1900-1999]
This fonds contains boxes of periodicals, monographs, photographs, and one artifact related to beekeeping that were created by and/or collected by Endel Karmo. Mr. Karmo was as internationally renowned apiarist who began work with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1948 and was the provincial apiarist from 1950 until his retirement in 1977.

The Junius of Nova Scotia

This file contains a textual record that appears to be research on "The Junius of Nova Scotia" compiled by John Irvin, Bridgetown, 1916

Serials

This series contains 326 periodicals from various journals, newsletters, and magazines. All of these are related to sheep and wool research, breeds, farming, and industry, published between 1930-2002.

Photographs

This sub-series contains 135 photographs and 3 paintings. Some of these photographs have attached newspaper clippings, pamphlets, postcard, or article. Graphic material depict sheep and lambs of various breeds, either showing in various farms, pastures, and exhibition events. Additionally, there are photographs of members of sheep related associations and businesses. These were taken between 1940-2002.

Media

This series contains, photographs, film reels, video tapes, film reels, cassette tapes, paintings, and other miscellaneous textual records regarding sheep between 1940-2002. This series is dividing into 3 sub-series, Photographs, Film/Video, and Sound Recordings.

Blueberry resources: 235/40 - 235/81

This item is a collection of 41 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1954-1989. Topics include
species variety, genetic inheritance, fruit development and yield, pollination, breeding, plant growth and development, seedlings, harvesting, etc.

Blueberry resources: 235/500 - 235/615

This item is a collection of 49 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1954-1989. Topics include
effects of nutrient and fertilizer variation on plant growth, growth factors, seedlings, pathology, effects of fungicides, effects of insecticides, fruit yield, plant care, pollination, etc.

Blueberry resources: 235/21 - 235/23

This item is a collection of 32 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1963-1991. Topics include species variety, growing techniques, fruit yields, growth factors, plant growth and development, germination factors, parthenogenesis, etc.

Strawberry resources: 230 - 232/68

This file is a collection of 29 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding strawberries, published between 1957-1982. Topics include species variety, growth factors, pathology, cross-breeding, genetics, parasites, etc.

Blueberry resources: 235/24 - 235/34

This item is a collection of 30 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1958-1986. Topics include propagation, fruit development, growth factors, seedlings, plant growth and development, effects of pruning, species variety, etc.

Blueberry resources: 235 - 235/06

This item is a collection of 26 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1960-1983. Topics include plant growth and development, surveys, genetics, cytology, growth factors, species variety, fruit yield, breeding, etc.

Blueberry resource: 235/07

This item is a collection of 23 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1960-1983. Topics include plant growth and development, species variety, fruit yield, plant physiology, frost effects, pathology, etc.

Collected reprints, volume I

This file contains a volume of reprinted journal articles written by William Threlfall between 1963-1984. It deals primarily with diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl.

Blueberry resources: 235/08 - 235/20

This item is a collection of 26 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding blueberries, published between 1963-1991. Topics include sugar levels, hormone production, volatile production, plant growth and development, blueberry industry, species variety, home gardening, and preservation.

Collected reprints, volume II

This file contains a volume of reprinted journal articles written by William Threlfall between 1963-1984. It deals primarily with diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl.

William Threlfall collection

  • MS-14-33
  • Collection
  • 1963-1984
This collection contains textual records created by William Threlfall that pertain to primarily diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl. The collection contains thesis, notes, and published articles.

Studies on the helminth parasites of herring gulls (Larus argentatus Pontopp.) on the Newborough Warren Nature Reserve, Anglesey

This file contains the thesis titled "Studies on the helminth parasites of herring gulls (Larus argentatus Pontopp.) on the Newborough Warren Nature Reserve, Anglesey" / by William Threlfall. 1965. Ph.D. Thesis. "A thesis submitted to the University of Wales in candidature for the degree of Philosphiae Doctor". Also includes 2 pages of handwritten data and an article by the same author: Threlfall, William. (1963) Factors concerned in the mortality of some birds which perished in Anglesey and Northern Caernarvonshire during the winter of 1963, with special reference to parasitism by helminths. Annals And Magazine Of Natural History, vol. 6, no. 72, 721-737.

Cranberry resources: 233 - 233/641

This item is a collection of 36 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding cranberries, published between 1965-1981. Topics include species variety, industry, plant growth and development, horticultural experiments, pathology, crop yield, etc.

Film/Video

This sub series consists of 6 film reels, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 article regarding sheep. The motion picture material show exhibitions, documentaries, course material, and tours, between 1970-1996.
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