In the past decade, considerable research has been conducted on the use of soil moisture sensors to control irrigation cycles.  The research has proven that sensor-based systems can make accurate irrigation decisions without grower involvement.  Recent trials conducted at commercial nurseries in the US have shown that sensor-based systems can reduce water use, nitrogen runoff, disease-related crop losses and crop production times.  In 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture initiated a two-year project to demonstrate the use of sensor-based systems to manage irrigation at three nurseries in BC.  Attend the irrigation workshop to learn why the project was initiated and get a first look at the preliminary findings.”

11:00 am           Presentation on Sensor-based Irrigation Project
12:00 pm          Lunch
12:45 pm          Tour of Sensor Project Installation at Van Belle Nursery Inc.
2:15 pm            Groundwater Licensing Session
3:00 pm           Wrap up

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Event Dates

  • July 12, 2017
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Event Location

4304 Wright Street
British Columbia