Supporting Our Region's Producers


Soil Quality

Soil Survey Informaion
BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • SIFT Soil surveys and other data to map soil types and agricultural capabitliy across BC. All the information is available in iMapBC layers.

Physical and Chemical Tests
BC Ministry of Agriculture
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.

KBFA Workshops
Past Events

Water Regulations

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


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
BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • Water Quality: Information on water quality testing and processes. 

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The Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors are here to support commercial producers and farmers in the Kootenay & Boundary region. 

We offer one-on-one technical advising, farm visits, access to resources and free events. 

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