Fraser Valley – State of Practices & Technologies Assessment for Managing Extreme Heat Impacts [fv07]
|Status||in progress: Oct 2018 to Mar 2019|
|Project Lead||BC Blueberry Council|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture|
|Other Partners||agriculture producers|
This project will review current knowledge, practices and technologies related to heat mitigation for dairy, poultry and berry sectors in the Fraser Valley and assess the potential applicability of practices and technologies used in other jurisdictions.
Climate change is expected to result in longer, hotter and drier summers in the Fraser Valley. In addition to overall warming, temperature spikes are also anticipated. These conditions will be difficult to manage for many production systems, but the impacts and management options are often specific to each commodity.
This project’s final report will summarize the results of the local and jurisdictional scan and present a high-level review of applicability in the Fraser Valley context, as well as identify areas for further research, trials and pilots.
This project will:
- assess the current state of knowledge, practices and technologies used to mitigate the negative effects of extreme heat in the Fraser Valley’s dairy, poultry and berry sectors
- identify practices and technologies not currently being used in the Fraser Valley that may be able to mitigate extreme heat impacts
- identify further region-wide or sector-specific steps that could be taken to assess/promote/adopt mitigation practices and technologies