Irrigation & Soil Management Symposium
Results & Discussion on Applied Research in BC
Creston: March 12, 2020
This one-day symposium, hosted by the Kootenay Boundary Farm Advisors, BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network and Climate Action Initiative, was an opportunity to learn about results from field research on irrigation and soil management relevant to Kootenay-Boundary farming conditions. The morning sessions focused on optimizing irrigation in row crops to use less water while maintaining crop health. The afternoon included a hands-on session on soil management practices for improved nutrient and water management.
- Regional District of Central Kootenay
- Dr. Louise Nelson, Professor in Biology, UBC Okanagan
- Dr. Sean Smukler, Associate Professor in Applied Biology & Soil Science, UBC
Dr. Catherine Tarasoff, AgroWest Consulting
Access abundant resources on recent agricultural research in BC at BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative and the Farm Adaptation Innovator Program.
Regional Climate Adaptation Plan for Agriculture in the Kootenay & Boundary.
Keep connected with the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network.
Specific Research Discussed at the Symposium:
Cherries: Expanding Cherry Production in BC Under Climate Change
Cherries: Post Harvest Deficit Irrigation
Vegetables: Soil Management Practices for Climate-Resilient Vegetable Production
Archived event information:
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location and time: Creston Hotel, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm