Irrigation management

Before implementing any water conservation strategies, it is imperative to ensure the irrigation system is designed properly in the first place, and to check if the system is maintained and operated according to the design parameters. The following documents will help you with the irrigation design requirements and assessment of your systems:

Irrigation scheduling

Once the design and assessment of the irrigation system are completed to ensure the system integrity, you should schedule your irrigation based on farm location, crop type, soil type and climate condition in your area. Below are the factsheets that will help you to run a proper irrigation schedule:

Frost protection

In B.C., frost protection systems are mostly used to ensure that maximum crop production and quality can be achieved every year. The B.C. Frost Protection Guide explains the types of frosts that may occur, passive and active methods of frost protection and general guidelines on designing irrigation systems to protect against frost.