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Beneficial practices for soil and water quality, excess water management and drought resiliency in an undulating soil landscape in Southwestern Manitoba.

Crop Types
  • Whole Farm
Collaborating Locations


Tis study will help the agricultural industry through knowledge building, demonstration and capacity building in soil and water and salinity management in undulating landscapes in SW MB. Tile drainage is an emerging practice in this extensive and socio-economically important region of MB, as producers look for means to reduce soil and climatic limitations to annual crop production. Producers in this region are poised to make significant investment in water management infrastructure and BMPs. The study and establishment of the demonstration site will help guide industry and producers in this investment through the implementation of effective improvements to achieve management objectives sought.


  1. Identification and evaluation of water management strategies and practices for improved crop productivity and sustainability, specifically those that reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and salt export from a tile drained field for improved sustainability, and reduce excess water and improve drought resiliency for improved productivity.

Project Details

Principal Investigator
David Whetter
Start Date
Completion Date
Funding Partners
MB Agriculture, MPSG, MCGA
Total Project Cost
MCA Funding

Field Issues

  • Abiotic Stress,
  • Soil,
  • Other