Peace River Forage Association
Research and Development Projects

Manure Spreading & Composting Demonstration

Project Objectives:

  1. To work with teams, partners and cooperators to identify key demonstration projects
  2. To demonstrate effective ways to help farmers manage their manure and compost (BMPs)
  3. To provide tools and information to farmers to encourage adoptions of manure and compost BMPs.

Project Progress:

  • Project timeline: 2008 - 2010
  • Set up demos with 7 key cooperators with manure, compost and compost tea.
  • Set up cooperative agreements with 2 soil labs and sampled starting baselines for all demos.
  • Partnered with Peace Region Forage Seed Association to hire Vicki Moser for summer of 2008 and to hire Megan Harwood and Courtney Thompson for summer 2009.
  • Matched funds for extensive monitoring and demos ended March 2010
  • Equipment available for rent to producers.
    See rentals & services page
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Funding & Industry Partners:
  • Peace River Agriculture Development Fund (PRAD)
  • Pacific Soil Analysis
  • Soil Food Web
  • Douglas Lake Equipement, Dawson Creek, BC