Peace River Forage Association
Research and Development Projects

Innovative Management For Resiliency

Project Objectives:

  1. Optimize the utilization of nutrients such as manure management and timing or placement of fertilizer to minimize losses as adaptation process.
  2. Work with producers to establish forage and annual crop production that is resilient to weather extremes using economically and environmentally sound practices..

Project Progress:

  • Project timeline: 2015 - 2017
  • Set up demos with 4 key cooperators with alternative legumes, fertilizer placement & whole farm nutrient management.
  • Monitored soil & crop response to innovative practices.
  • Tested Soil Quality Field Kit. Working with Bill McGill to evaluate innovative practices in terms of soil quality.
  • Worked with George Geldart to integrate economic analysis of innovative practices.
  • Worked with Blackbird Environmental to evaluate spatial extent & variablity of effect of practices.
  • Cohosted 5 field days where project innovative practices were highlighted & gave 6 presentations at winter workshops.
  • Hosted updates for smaller groups at stations during workshops at 5 events.
  • Compiled 6 articles & 6 factsheets (see right hand side)

Funding & Industry Partners:

  • Peace Region Forage Seed Association
  • BC Grain Producers Association
  • University of Northern BC
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Blackbird Environmental
  • South Peace Grain
  • Farm Adaptation Innovators Fund
  • BC Business Knowledge Fund