Trees on Farms in British Columbia – Updated With 2021 Census Data

Updated and revised May 12, 2022 Yesterday saw the first release of 2021 Census of Agriculture data in Canada. A veritable feast of agricultural information is now being served up to the inner statistician in all of us. This again provided an opportunity to check up on the use of trees on British Columbia (BC) …

Agriculture and the Water Cycle

Adapting to a changing climate will be one of the key factors to the future success of agriculture. Water conservation in farm settings should start with building the capacity of the land to capture and retain precipitation. Building soil tilth with organics, as well as, using agroforestry methods, are proven tools for water management.

Getting Started in Agroforestry: Part 5, Production System

Designing an agroforestry production system to fit your goals can be an excercise in frustration. Firstly, agroforestry can become complex because of the large number of moving parts. Your focus should therefore, be to design for outcomes, not unnecessary complexity. Secondly, agroforestry is plagued by a word-storm of terminology. This can leave you feeling great …