This guide is designed for all agricultural producers - from ranchers to greenhouse growers to hobby farmers. The stewardship principles discussed here will enable farmers to improve their operations and enhance the quality of their local environment at the same time. The stewardship principles discussed here will enable farmers to improve their operations and enhance the quality of their local environment at the same time.
The primary purpose of this Guide is to provide irrigation professionals and consultants with a methodology to assess the irrigation system performance and manage the system effectively.
Trickle, or drip, irrigation is a form of microirrigation. The term microirrigation is often used to describe the frequent, low pressure application of water to a crop. This manual provides guidance on the design and operation of trickle irrigation systems for British Columbia conditions and crops.
The manual provides information for designing agricultural irrigation systems in British Columbia. Designing an efficient irrigation system requires a good understanding of soil, crop and moisture relationships. The effects of soil type, crop rooting depth, and climate are important when considering irrigation system application rates and set times.
Irrigation systems must be designed and operated to supply the turf and landscape water requirement while minimizing runoff and leaching. To ensure peak irrigation system performance, the system must be designed to take into account evapotranspiration, landscape coefficients, soil type and irrigation system efficiencies.
This manual is intended as a general reference although specific drainage design criteria are included. It describes generally accepted drainage practices and principles, yet is not meant to be the sole source of information on soil and water management.
This manual explains the types of frosts that may occur, passive and active methods of frost protection and general guidelines on designing irrigation systems to protect against frost. Additional information on frost protection can be obtained from the publications cited in the bibliography.
This manual provides information on the practice of applying chemicals to a crop through an irrigation system, design and operation of chemigations systems as well as information on regulations and standards in B.C.