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Establishment and Production of Willows - Our Experiences in PEI Thus Far  

This presentation by Chris Pharo and Tyler Wright was delivered in Charlottetown on February 28th, 2013. They discussed the reasons why willows are desireable as a biomass species, and how to establish and maintain willows on PEI, including fertility. A harvesting trial is also discussed.
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Harvesting, Drying and Storing of Willows  

This Presentation was delivered in Charlottetown on February 28th, 2013. Dr Phillipe Savoie discusses the harvesting, drying and storing of willows based on his work in Ste Foy Research Station in Quebec, and technology and methods he has observed in Europe and North America. He provides excellent information on the economics and technical details of willow harvesters.
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The Economics of Willow Production - On PEI  

This Presentation was delivered in Charlottetown on February 28th, 2013. Dr Van Lantz discussed his preliminary economic study from 2012. Dr Lantz looked at the system from a PEI perspective, including an interesting comparison of selling willows off-farm versus using it on-farm to displace fossil fuels.
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My Experiences with Using Willow as a Fuel on Farm  

This Presentation was delivered in Charlottetown on February 28th, 2013. Kenny Waugh discusses his use of willow chips in his 20-year old Wood Grove Inc wood chip burner
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The Environmental benefits of Willow Production  

This Presentation was delivered in Charlottetown on February 28th, 2013. Brian Murray delivers information on the benefits for water quality provided by willow production.
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Fact Sheet - Willow Biomass Harvester Literature Review and Demonstration Project  

PEISCIA, along with its partners, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Science and Technology Branch and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry, wanted to explore and demonstrate a farm scaled harvester for PEI that would cut and chip willows in one operation. Currently (2013) there are over 3 hectares of biomass willow trials in the province. Support for this project was provided by the PEI ADAPT Council. Suppr
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Full Report - Willow Biomass Harvester Literature Review and Demonstration Project   

PEISCIA, along with its partners, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Science and Technology Branch and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry, wanted to explore and demonstrate a farm scaled harvester for PEI that would cut and chip willows in one operation. Currently (2013) there are over 3 hectares of biomass willow trials in the province
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Final Report on the Hybrid Hazelnut Project  

The ongoing project since 2006 has now been wrapped up. The project has been very successful in learning about potential hazelnut production on PEI. It has great potential as a new cash crop for the province. There are still some work required to bring it to commercial production, but we are getting very close.
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PEI Agroforestry Demonstration Summary  

PEI Soil and Crop, along with various partners, has established 14 demonstration sites in the province. This document provides a brief summary of each. More detailed information for most demonstrations can be found in the Fact Sheets that follow below.
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Pine Nuts and White Pine  

Two pine nut demonstration sites were established in Ebenezer and Wheatley River in 2006. To learn more about pine nuts and these demonstrations ...
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Organic Hazelnut Production - 2007 Fact sheet  

In 2005 native beaked hazelnuts and dwarf hybrid hazelnuts were established under an organic system at MacPhails Woods. To learn more about hazelnuts and this demonstration ....
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Evaluating hazelnuts on high slope PEI farm land  

Farmers are lookng for new crop options to move away from conventional commodity crops, and to produce crops on land not suitable for most crops. This research trial was set up in Cornwall to evaluate a number of hazelnuts for survival, growth, and years-to-production rates. Much have been learned from these trials and has been the impetus for further trials throughout the province
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Organic Fruit Bearing Native PEI Shrubs  

To evaluate native shrubs under an organic system for fruit production. The idea is to give producers alternate high value crops to provide income and an alternate crop for more sensitive landscapes on PEI.
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Evaluation of Agroforestry opportunities on Diversion Terraces  

This research evaluated growing trees and shrubs on the berms of diversion terraces. The species selected could provide some economic benefits to the landowner, and some environmental benefits to wild life.
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Hybrid and native hazelnuts - organic - January 2010 fact sheet  

In 2005 native beaked hazelnuts and dwarf hybrid hazelnuts were established under an organic system at MacPhails Woods. To learn more about hazelnuts and this demonstration ....
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Evaluation of American Chestnuts  

A site in Tyne valley is being assessed for growing of American Chestnuts and hybrid chestnuts
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