Phosphorus Management

The 2005 Fraser Valley Soil Nutrient Study and 2007 Okanagan Agricultural Soil Study confirmed high soil phosphorus levels in the majority of fields surveyed across the 2 study regions.

The results set the stage for a seminar for farmers and ranchers, on the topic of better management of this important nutrient. In fall 2011, various experts spoke on phosphorus management at the field and farm levels.

Response to comments and questions at the 2011 Phosphorus Management Seminar are detailed in a 20-page report prepared by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture.

Video presentations

PHOSPHORUS  MANAGEMENT  SEMINAR
PRESENTATION TITLE PRESENTER POSITION TITLE AGENCY / PROGRAM
Welcome to the Phosphorus Management Seminar Orlando Schmidt Regional Manager, Coast BC Ministry of Agriculture

Agricultural Management, Water Quality and Phosphorus: The Long and Winding Road Dr. Andrew Sharpley Professor of Soils and Water Quality University of Arkansas

Phosphorus Status of Fraser Valley Soils
(2005)
Orlando Schmidt Regional Manager, Coast BC Ministry of Agriculture

Current scientific knowledge to guide optimum agronomic and environmental management of phosphorus in British Columbia Dr. Grant Kowalenko Research Scientist, Soil Biochemistry and Fertility Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

How whole farm nutrient balances can improve profitability while maintaining environmental stewardship Dr. Joe Harrison Professor - Nutrient Management Specialist Washington State University

The Canada-British Columbia Environmental Farm Plan Program & Nutrient Management Planning Dave Melnychuk Planning Advisor BC Environmental Farm Plan Program

Making the most of dairy slurry;
the dual manure
Shabtai Bittman Research Scientist Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada