Archive:

2006

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.

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Dealing with Drought

The province of British Columbia has taken a lead role in drought management, providing water supply monitoring and forecasting, effective communication, and tools and templates.

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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.

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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.

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Drought Strategies

Agriculture is a major water user in the province of British Columbia. The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands has a dedicated website for various drought strategies.

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Drainage Management Guide

The Drainage Management Guide is is one of the supplementary documents to the Environmental Farm Planning program prepared to assist British Columbia farmers and ranchers to improve their farm operations and implement beneficial management practices.

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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.

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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.

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