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Irrigation Management and Scheduling

    British Columbia’s Irrigation Scheduling Calculator

    The Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC), with funding from the National Water Supply Expansion Program, has developed a new agriculture irrigation scheduling calculator. The calculator will determine an irrigation schedule for all types of agricultural irrigation systems and crop types.

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    IIABC ANNUAL CONVENTION and SHOW

    IIABC Members – You are invited to attend the Annual Convention and Trade Show which is held on an annual basis at a different location in beautiful British Columbia. It includes workshops, presentations, banquet and the annual general meeting.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    BC Frost Protection Guide

    This Guide explains the types of frosts that may occur in British Columbia, 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.

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    Improving Water Management in the Desert of Canada

    The Okanagan Valley is situated in the south central region of British Columbia, a region that is well known for orchards, vineyards and a climate that is often considered a semi desert in the southern portion of the valley. The South East Kelowna Irrigation District (SEKID) is located in the center of the valley and was faced with water management problems in the early 1990’s. The district decided to implement a demand management strategy in 1995 to help improve their capability to manage their water resource during times of drought. The strategy included the installation of meters for all agricultural and new domestic users, the implementation of an irrigation scheduling demonstration program and the development of a data management and water use reporting program.

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