Over 100 people met in Guelph on April 7, 2016 to discuss challenges and opportunities related to water and nutrients in agriculture. Participants included staff from government, conservation authorities, consultants and farmers. The morning consisted of rapid-fire presentations from water-use efficiency, waste water treatment and new monitoring technology to tile drainage, agricultural equipment, and watershed-wide BMP research. After lunch, participants broke out into seven interest groups to identify the strengths, challenges, and opportunities in their sector.
Click the links below to see discussion notes and presentations on specific topics.
Do Tile Drains Change the Conversation on BMPS?
Dr. Keith Reid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Visualizing and Quantifying Sources of Nutrients in the Muskrat River Watershed
Julia Sylvestre, Algonquin College
3 Years Treating Vegetable Washwater
Bridget Visser, Holland Marsh Growers' Association
Soil Moisture: Lessons Learned
Rebecca Shortt , Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Ornamental Horticulture: The Path Forward
Dr. Jeanine West, Flowers Canada
Hybrid Treatment Systems: Water Management in Greenhouses and Nurseries
Ann Huber, Soil Resource Group
Power-Up Your Farm Business
Aaron Breimer, VERITAS
In-Situ Metre for Soluble Phosphate Monitoring
Doug Wilson, SEA-BIRD Costal
Ian Nichols, Weather INnovations Consulting LP