With growing season around the corner, farmers across the country are scrambling to adapt to the growing season changes and ensure they are able to harvest the best crop in 2019.
The growing season is one of the most critical time periods for farmers in Canada, and they are doing everything they can to ensure they have enough for the next harvest.
While this year is a little bit colder, farmers are hoping the fall weather will bring a warmer start to the season.
Read more: The fall is forecast to be the hottest season on record, according to the weather service in Nova Scotia.
The average temperature for the city is expected to be in the mid-70s.
The fall and winter months are traditionally the coldest months for agriculture, with temperatures often dipping below zero Celsius.
Farmers are also seeing the crop rotation increase.
As the fall and spring months are warmer, many farmers are beginning to rotate their crops to grow better crops in the fall.
Farmers are planting seeds and seeds are being harvested.
“We’ve seen a lot of seeds coming out in the spring and we’ve seen farmers using them to fertilize crops as well,” said Julie Pacheco, an associate with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.
“This is a good opportunity to take advantage of the fact that we’re going into the fall when it’s more drought-friendly, so we’re seeing more farmers use those seeds to fertilise their fields.”
For the next year, many of Nova Scotia’s farms are expected to have more than double their current crop rotation.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to do our part to mitigate the effects of drought and crop rotations are a critical way to do that,” Pachecom said.
The government is encouraging farmers to start planting seeds early, and to make sure their crops are grown in the right soil conditions.
If you are looking to grow your own food, the Nova Sate Agricultural Research Council recommends starting seeds in the first week of November.
“It’s important to understand that it’s very challenging to grow and harvest a variety of crops and that’s why we’ve created this guide,” said John Mathers, the council’s executive director.
“To learn more about the best seeds to start growing your own crops, and also what to look out for when it comes to planting seeds, we have this handy guide that we have developed that is designed to help you.”
For a complete guide to planting seed, visit the National Seed Bank.