What is Keyline Farm Planning?
Keyline farm planning is a management tool that uses natural landscape contours and farming techniques to slow, sink, spread and store rainwater as well as build soil fertility. With a detailed contour map of your farm, keyline planning can help determine the optimal placement for farm elements such as: irrigation ponds, cropping & orchard rows, structures, roads/tracks, fences, livestock rotation, subsoil rip lines, and more.
About This Project
Hatchet & Seed is pleased to announce the “Keyline Water Management: Field Research & Education in the Capital Region”.
From 2015-2017, we’ll be monitoring the effects of ‘keyline subsoil plowing’ using the Yeoman 6SB subsoil plow on three unique farms in the capital region.
This 3-year project also includes an educational component, with free public seminars and several field days designed to empower farmers to use GIS imaging technology and a simple field contour layout to better understand their farm’s micro-watershed.
To read a 2-page project summary produced the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative, click here: http://www.bcagclimateaction.ca/wp/wp-content/media/project-summary-FI09.pdf
Funding for this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the BC Ministry of Agriculture through the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The program is delivered by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the BC Ministry of Agriculture are committed to working with industry partners. Opinions expressed in this document are those of Hatchet & Seed and not necessarily those of AAFC, the Ministry of Agriculture or the Investment Agriculture Foundation.