Agriculture and Water Quality

Agriculture and Water Quality

Pest Management and Water Quality
Developing effective pest management strategies ensures pest problems are monitored and assessed continually, while allowing for a more efficient use of imputs. This Publication provides information on the impact of pesticides on water quality and how the adoption of an Integrated Pest Management Plan can help improve your bottom line and reduce environmental risks.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2000

 

Prairie Water Quality Problems

The purpose of the Surface Water Quality Initiative (SWQI) was to seek affordable and dependable solutions to surface water quality problems encountered on Prairie farms. This publication summarizes this research and outlines the water quality issues prevalent on Prairie farms.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1997

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Water Well Management
As with any natural resource, groundwater supplies are not unlimited. They must be wisely managed and protected against undue exploitation and influence by contaminants. This guide is intended to provide domestic water well owners with a brief overview of groundwater, well construction, well management, and well decommissioning.

 

Quality Farm Dugouts

“Quality Farm Dugouts” is a workbook developed by Water Specialists from across the Canadian prairies. It is designed to help you develop and maintain your dugout water system so that it meets your needs for years to come. The workbook provides a systems approach to improving both the supply and quality of water starting with the dugout watershed and continuing to its final use.
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, 2002  – visit website

 

Livestock Watering Systems in Saskatchewan: Producer Experiences

This document provides actual examples of livestock watering systems that producers in Saskatchewan are using. Having adequate supplies of high quality water for livestock is essential for successful livestock operations in Saskatchewan. Many producers use wetlands or dugouts as their main water source for livestock watering. Often these areas have increased animal pressure leading to heavy impacts on the shorelines that can reduce water quality.
Ducks Unlimited Canada, 2007

 

 

Water Testing Contacts

A summary of water testing and management information for farm wells and dugouts available in Saskatchewan.

 

Sask H2O
SaskH2O.ca brings together, under one web address, information and services available from the Government of Saskatchewan that relate to water