R&D Project:

Barley Straw Dugout Demonstration


Status: Completed

Project Timeline: January 2002 – December 2003


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


  • 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).

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Project Cooperators

  • Brett Henschel
    Dawson Creek, BC

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