The primary purpose of this Guide is to provide irrigation professionals and consultants with a methodology to assess the irrigation system performance and manage the system effectively.
Irrigation Management and Scheduling
Trickle, or drip, irrigation is a form of microirrigation. The term microirrigation is often used to describe the frequent, low pressure application of water to a crop. This manual provides guidance on the design and operation of trickle irrigation systems for British Columbia conditions and crops.
The manual provides information for designing agricultural irrigation systems in British Columbia. Designing an efficient irrigation system requires a good understanding of soil, crop and moisture relationships. The effects of soil type, crop rooting depth, and climate are important when considering irrigation system application rates and set times.
Two guides for Drip and Sprinkler irrigation provide additional information on the parameters used in the Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Calculator.
Irrigation systems must be designed and operated to supply the turf and landscape water requirement while minimizing runoff and leaching. To ensure peak irrigation system performance, the system must be designed to take into account evapotranspiration, landscape coefficients, soil type and irrigation system efficiencies.
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.
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.