ESI Helps the City of Kelowna to Measure Up

There are many ways of demonstrating how much water is used but very few ways of assessing how much water is wasted. ESI ( Environmental Sensors Inc.) has partnered with the city of Kelowna, British Columbia to show what happens to their water from the minute it hits the soil .....

NOGWCA

UBC Okanagan is a partner in the NOGWCA project. This is a three year study funded by the Canada-British Columbia Water Supply Expansion program made available through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

Chemigation Guidelines for British Columbia

Chemigation is a term used to define the practice of applying chemicals to a crop through an irrigation system. In agriculture the type of chemicals applied are generally fertilizers to promote crop prioduction and plant growth. Available from the Irrigation Industry Association of BC is a valuable Guide which provides information on the practice of applying chemicals to a crop through an irrigation system.

B.C. Irrigation Management Guide

This Guide encourages long-term commitment to a sustainable, environmentally-sound and economically-viable agriculture industry. The Guide was written by staff of the Resource Management Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture and published by the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia.

B.C. Trickle Irrigation Manual

Trickle irrigation is the frequent, low pressure application of water placed near, or directly into, the plants' root zone. Water is generally applied at a low flow rate but in an amount sufficient to replenish the crop water requirement on a daily basis. Available from the Irrigation Industry Association of B.C. is a manual which assists the producer in designing a trickle irrigation system to match soil conditions, crop characteristics, field shape and topographies; selecting the right types of components based on a knowledge of emitter performance; and installing the system accurately as per a plan.

B.C. Sprinkler Irrigation Manual

An excellent sprinkler irrigation design manual which provides information for designing agricultural irrigation systems in British Columbia is available from the Irrigation Industry Associaton of British Columbia. This manual was prepared by the Sustainable Agriculture Managment Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. It was published in partnership with the IIABC.

SOIL MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK

This Soil Management Handbook provides information on the types of crops suited to the soils and climate of the Lower Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. Soil and Water Management information is provded for each crop type with details for irrigation, water conservation and drainage.

SOIL MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK

This Soil Management Handbook provides information on the types of crops suited to the soils and climate of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys of British Columbia. Soil and Water Management information is provided for each crop type with details for irrigation, water conservation and drainage, on both uplands and lowlands.

Summer Livestock Water Troughs

This factsheet outlines options for basic outdoor livestock water troughs used in Summer conditions. Many photos and drawings are provided in this informative publication.

Winter Outdoor Livestock Watering

This factsheet from the Resource Management Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands outlines options for livestock watering in winter conditions with some ideas and pointers for successful systems. Various energy choices are discussed.