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. Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Conference and Annual Meeting of the Wild Blueberry Producers’ Association of Nova Scotia

    November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Digby County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Cumberland County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Antigonish Guysborough Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    November 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 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