• “Irrigation Anatomy” introduces the A to Z of irrigation, from intakes and wells, through the maze of components for ideal pressure, flow, and water quality, out to headers, laterals, and emission systems.
• “Design Part 1” takes the mystery out of design, with a strong focus on sizing lines and laying out laterals to meet your farm’s needs based on principles of hydraulics.
• “Design Part 2” looks at delivery equipment, from subsurface drip to wheelmoves to pivots and guns, comparing differences in efficiencies, application rates, uniformity, labour, maintenance, and cost.
• “Scheduling” starts with the soil and root systems to calculate how much water you’ll need and when to apply it, followed by an introduction to the basics of automation and soil monitoring to really make the most out of your investment in land, seed, equipment, and your time.
Join us for a live Q&A session on June 23 at 6:30 (PDT) with irrigation experts Bruce Naka & Andrew Bennett to discuss questions specific to your farm. Bring your questions and get ready for a great discussion. This session will be unrecorded, so don’t miss the chance to get your burning questions answered.
Funding for this project has been provided in part by the Columbia Basin Trust and in part by the governments of Canada and British Columbia under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Funding is administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and the BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation. This project is part of the Regional Adaptation Program delivered by the Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC.