Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Silage Seepage Containment Project

WRP2016-006

Scope:

  • Provide a practical, real-world example of how existing silos can be retrofitted and at what cost to the farmer.
  • Three phases:
    • Design of the diversion/containment systems
    • Construction of containment system
    • Reporting of results, including costs

Benefits

  • Eliminate high-strength silage seepage runoff into the local environment
  • Provide a “best practice” example of good management
  • Report practical construction and costs will allow other farmers to determine what is involved for remediation of own silos

Outcomes:

  • Banner for trade show displayed developed
  • Follow up report of successfully working system in place to divert rainfall

  

events

  1. Kings County Federation of Agriculture Summer Social with Nuffield Scholars

    July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. SMART Annual General Meeting

    July 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Nuffield Scholar BBQ Meet & Greet

    July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Community Day – Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

    July 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. NSFA Open House, BBQ & Social

    August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

contact

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca