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. Scotia Horticultural Congress

    January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association Annual Convention

    January 28 @ 7:00 pm - January 29 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting

    February 21 @ 8:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm
  4. 1st Annual Agriculture Minister’s Conference

    March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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