Peace – Best Practices for On-Farm Management of Runoff, Drainage & Erosion [pc08]
|Status||in progress: Jan 2019 to Aug 2019|
|Project Lead||BC Grain Producers Association|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture|
|Other Partners||agriculture producers|
This project will review practices currently being used in the Peace region to manage on-farm runoff, drainage and erosion and will also assess potentially transferable practices being used in other jurisdictions.
Climate change is anticipated to increase overall annual precipitation and the frequency and intensity of extreme precipitation events in the Peace region. These precipitation changes, in combination with extended dry periods, will increase farm vulnerability to erosion, runoff, localized flooding/ponding and reduced soil moisture retention.
In recent years, extreme rainfall events and subsequent erosion – despite steps already taken by producers to mitigate risks – have highlighted vulnerability to these impacts.
This project will:
- assess the extent and nature of current runoff, erosion and drainage management practices currently being used in the region through consultations with producers and specialists
- review additional management practices that are not being used, or have potential for greater use
- identify management practices with the greatest potential (high applicability and economic feasibility) for adoption
- share information with producers through a research summary, fact sheets, presentations and/or additional engagements