Peace River Forage Association
Research and Development Projects

Barley Straw Dugout Demonstration

Project Objectives:

  1. To evaluate using barley straw to reduce algae growth in dugouts

Project Progress:

  • Project timeline: 2002-2003
  • Two dugouts near Dawson Creek were divided using a curtain. Barley straw was applied to half of each dugout. Water was sampled monthly throughout the 2003-04 growing season for chloropyl (indicator of plant growth).
  • This project was part of a Western Canada wide research study coodinated by Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (Agri-Food Canada).

Funding & Industry Partners:
  • Agriculture and Agri Food Canada (PFRA)