Agro-Ecosystem Resilience

Land Development

The development and implementation of beneficial management practices for improved soil and water quality is enhancing the environmental performance of crop production. This includes research on:

• Forage and cropping systems

• Soil nutrient transport

• Nutrient and manure management

• Irrigation and drainage management and irrigation scheduling

• Soil moisture and salinity monitoring

Successful solutions

  • Developed hydrologic models for three watersheds in southern Manitoba.

  • Created information for agricultural resource inventories that helped create numerous integrated watershed management plans and “group farm plans.”