The Water Management Project will be conducted in unison with the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency. The aim of the project is to develop and implement a water management plan over approximately 40 acres within Discovery Farm Langham that contains wetlands of varying classes. It is a consolidation project, which will drain water from several smaller wetlands into a larger, more permanent wetland.
Discovery Farm Langham is the home of Ag in MotionTM. Ag in Motion first opened its gates in 2015. It has grown to be the biggest outdoor farm expo in Western Canada, where farmers can see the latest technology in action. Ag in Motion welcomes over 30,000 farmers and 500+ exhibitors annually.
Our goal is to illustrate the process of how to properly design and implement a water management plan that strikes a balance between maximizing the economic productivity of the land and preserving important ecological services.
Pending additional funding, a subsequent multi-year research project will be initiated on the drained land to evaluate the actions of various agronomic management practices such as tillage, variable-rate fertility, and novel cropping practices to reduce the export of nutrients in run-off water.
Industry partners on this project include Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association, and Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.