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History of agriculture in Nova Scotia

This item is a article that includes a covering letter, dated Dec. 1, 1913 from F.W. Patterson (Director'sAssistant, Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa) returning copy of original article.

The Junius of Nova Scotia

This file contains a textual record that is a photocopy of article written by M. Cumming for the Dalhousie Review (p. 53-
60, no date)

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

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.

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.

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.

The Archivist May-June 1984

This item is a copy of the “The Archivist”. Public Archives of Canada. Vol. 10 – No. 3; May June 1984. The issue contains five articles on the theme of agriculture including: - Canadian agricultural medals on display – Casting the die of agricultural history. - The model 19th-century farmer’s working year. - Plans for functional farms. - Canadian Wheat board files. - Government farm photos. A cover slip is included with the document: “To: Peter Sanger; From Wm. Not clear if dated August 2014 or 14 August.

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.

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.