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Alberta Ag explores further irrigation expansion

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has reached a memorandum of understanding to assess the technical and financial feasibility of developing irrigation in east-central Alberta.

$4-billion Saskatchewan irrigation project could boost vegetable production

In June 2020, Premier Scott Moe announced a $4-billion irrigation project that will irrigate 500,000 acres of land from Lake Diefenbaker and double the irrigable land in Saskatchewan.

Irrigation methods to reduce heat damage

Blueberry growers are well aware of the need to conserve water. But one consequence of the new irrigation systems is that blueberries are more prone to heat damage than in the past.
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PIC: Water, water everywhere

One key reason potatoes in southern Alberta thrive is because of the region’s robust and expansive irrigation network. In October 2020, the United Conservative Party announced a massive $815 million stimulus to southern Alberta’s irrigation districts through increased storage capacity, water use efficiency and water security, and offered the potential of bringing marginal land into production. » Read more...

Smart irrigation aims to improve water and labour efficiency

To improve irrigation water use efficiency in automated systems, Ontario’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre partnered with LetsGrow.com, a European horticultural data platform, to jointly develop a watering algorithm that will integrate into the “MyLetsGrow” data platform. Through this system, growers are notified by the Decision Support System via MyLetsGrow when the plants need water. » Read more...

Canadian Fruit & Vegetable Summit

The recorded live and on-demand sessions are now available! » Learn more