Supporting Our Region's Producers

Irrigation Design & Water Management
Invermere, April 2 & Creston April 3 (2019)
Revelstoke, November 6 & Grand Forks, November 7 (2018)


Water Management specialist, Andrew Petersen, with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, gave a one-hour presentation that included information on soil water holding capacity, crop water requirements and different types of irrigation systems. Andrew discussed different calculations and tools to use when deciding how much water to apply and how often. The BC Agriculture Water Calculator (listed below) can help producers figure out their irrigation schedules. 


  1. Power Point Presentation: Efficient Irrigation, Andrew Petersen, BC Ministry of Agriculture

  2. BC Agriculture Water Calculator: The BC Agriculture Water Calculator helps agriculture water users in British Columbia estimate the annual irrigation or livestock water demand for a farm.

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