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Supporting Our Region's Producers

SOIL & WATER

Soil Quality

 
Soil Information Finder Tool (SIFT)
BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • SIFT draws on multiple soil surveys and other data to map soil types across BC. All the information is available in iMapBC layers.

Physical Tests
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Amendment Recommendations
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Biological Tests
Soil Foodweb Inc.
  • Soil Foodweb Inc (SFI), founded by Elaine Ingham, tests soil for biological indicators of health (e.g. fungi, bacteria, protozoa, etc.) and offers recommendations to increase beneficial soil life. Ingham-trained SFI consultants Vivian Kaloxilos (Montreal) and Jo Tobias (Vancouver) are connected with KBFA.

Water Regulations

 
Water Licensing
Front Counter BC
Works In and About Streams
BC Ministry of Environment
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Irrigation

 
BC Agriculture Water Calculator
BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • BC Agriculture Water Calculator can estimate your farm's annual and peak water requirements based on irrigation method, soils, crops, and climate data. Livestock watering requirements can also be estimated.

Irrigation Professionals
Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC)
  • The IIABC have developed best practices and guides for the irrigation industry and their membership include certified agricultural irrigation designers, schedulers, and technicians.

Water Quality Guidelines
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)
Water Testing
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