Farm water fix video series (irrigation)

These 12 videos from 2020 and 2021 follow irrigation designers Andrew Bennett and Bruce Naka around farms in the Kootenay and Boundary regions of British Columbia, Canada….

Demonstration of innovative corn production technologies

This project demonstrated and provided local experience with innovative corn production management strategies including intercropping annuals (relay cropping), variation to plant population and strip tillage. The trials…

Vancouver Island winter vegetable variety trial: spinach & chicory

Climate change is shifting precipitation patterns and increasing temperatures on Vancouver Island. These changing conditions create variability in growing season length and may change seasonal crop and…

Delta Farmers Institute water and salinity monitoring program

This project built on previous projects and provided technical support & expertise to ensure that the online salinity interface and monitoring stations function optimally throughout the 2022…

Dryland forage selection in the Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George regions

Climate change projections across Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George region include warmer and drier summer conditions and shifting precipitation patterns that include more extreme rain events. Both management…

Supporting riparian health on farmland for flood protection

The implications of climate change have resulted in heightened flood risk in the Kootenay and Boundary regions. A healthy functioning riparian area can provide valuable flood resiliency…

Pest monitoring pilot and landscape dynamics assessment

Monitoring and identifying insect and spider communities within forage crop fields and adjacent areas is increasingly important. Climate change and changing weather patterns have altered the usual…

Too much water, or too little? Climate resilient vegetable farming

In British Columbia, shifting precipitation patterns are becoming increasingly unpredictable and volatile. Wetter spring and fall shoulder seasons are impeding farmers’ ability to prepare and harvest their…

Improving water-use efficiency for managing during dry conditions

Although the Okanagan is considered to have one of the most favourable climates for agricultural production in the province, in many cases moisture deficiency during the late…

Pollinator assessment and crop/climate analysis for Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George

Pollinators play a critical role in agricultural production by influencing crop yield and quality, and support a range of ecosystem benefits. Alfalfa, clover, and some grain crops…