Promotion of wetland stewardship best management practices through a targeted water monitoring project

Project Details

Status: Active
Investment: $750,000
Commodity: Multiple Crops
Organization: Alberta Wheat and Barley Commission
Investigator: Shannon Sereda

The aim is to determine which wetland stewardship management practices are most effective in mitigating pesticide movement into wetlands and aquatic ecosystems to ensure water quality.

Why is this research important for Alberta ag?

This research aims to gather data over a three-year period to build a weight of evidence that can demonstrate the effectiveness of wetland stewardship mitigation practices employed in Alberta and continue to improve upon their adoption in the future.

The aim is to determine which wetland stewardship management practices are most effective in mitigating pesticide movement into wetlands and aquatic ecosystems to ensure water quality.

What benefits can producers expect from this research?

Farmers are required to follow label requirements when applying pesticides near water courses and wetlands. This program will provide a better understanding of the efficacy of various aquatic ecosystem and wetland stewardship practices.

How will these research findings reach producers on-farm?

Knowledge will be transferred through ongoing activities, updates and outreaches. Findings will be shared in webinars, printed materials, and published online.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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