Peace – Knowledge transfer tools: Irrigation feasibility & weather monitoring
|Project Lead||Peace Region Forage Seed Association|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture|
A number of actions are identified in the Peace Regional Adaptation Strategies to support agriculture to adapt to increasingly dry and drought conditions in summer, including a project on Evaluation of Irrigation Potential in the BC Peace Region. The irrigation feasibility study was completed in the autumn of 2015. The study identified a small number of irrigation opportunities, and additional opportunities may exist.
The feasibility study is a long and technical document and, even with a relatively concise executive summary, it does not highlight or define the opportunities in an accessible form for producers. For a relatively small investment, this project develops a set of fact sheets and a workshop to summarize overall findings, with particular attention to the opportunities, that will make the findings of the previous study more accessible.
In addition to offering a session focused on the irrigation information, a second session will be offered related to the new weather data and decision support tools website, which is part of the Peace – Agriculture Weather Monitoring and Decision Support Tools project.