The City of Kelowna is among the most proactive municiplaities in British Columbia with respect to water conservation with its WaterSmart program.
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 …..
Farmers wanted to have some assurance that their water supply was secure and that future reduction in flows would be based on a plan that was agreed upon by the community and fisheries.
WESTERN CANADA's PREMIER LANDSCAPE AND NURSERY TRADE SHOW The CanWest Horticulture Show has been the meeting place for buyers and sellers of BC’s nursery, floriculture and landscape industry. This event usually takes place in September of each year in Vancouver.
The Agriculture & Water community-of-interest is the web-delivery vehicle for informing British Columbians of agriculture and water issues in the province.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.