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. Pictou North Colchester Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. NSFA Strategic Plan Focus Group Session

    October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. NSFA Strategic Plan Focus Group Session

    October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Cumberland County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Lunenburg Queens Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

contact

60 Research Drive,
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, N.S.
B6L 2R2

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