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.
The Standards have been developed by the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia to reflect the current minimum standards for the industry and to provide guidance to its members as a benchmark for their performance.
The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India. The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques.
The Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia was formed in 1979 to provide a forum for manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors to get together to communicate and exchange information about the irrigation industry. Since that time the IIABC has grown to approximately 185 members.
InfoBasket is organised into areas of interest called Communities (e.g. Apiculture or Beef). Each Community is comprised of folders, such as Production and Processing, Business Management and Finance, Marketing and Trade, Regulations and Legislation, Directories and Contacts and Statistics and Market Data. Within these folders you will find links to documents specific to your agri-business needs.