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How is Moisture Deficit Calculated?

Moisture deficit is evapotranspiration minus effective precipitation. It’s explained in this link: http://www.farmwest.com/node/933 Historical average is calculated within the time period that you’ve selected (e.g., May to Sept) over all the years that a particular station has data. It is just a quick comparison of what it is currently compared to historical average.

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Videos

The Inside Scoop on Manure   https://youtu.be/f0dxyGwW2Yk  

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VIDEO: Perspectives on Wintertime Nitrogen Losses (2014)

Video:  Perspectives on Wintertime Nitrogen Losses
Dr. Shabtai Bittman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC, Canada

Fall applied manure N is both conserved and lost over winter - which is right?  Dr. Shabtai Bittman proposes that to manage nitrogen on land and on farms, farmers must take into account the LEAKY PIPE model.

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VIDEO: Forage Production and Management (based on the book: "Cool Forages") (2014)

The experts from Farmwest.com have released a new comprehensive guide to forage production entitled "Cool Forages: Advanced Management of Temperate Forages". The guide has information on everything from selecting new forage varieties, maximizing manure as a fertilizer, feeding of seasonal forages, to predicting forage quality. Co-author, Dr. Shabti Bittman, talks about the secrets to forage management and how to maximize your production. Click here to watch video.

Date: February 20, 2014

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Correlating Degree Days to Crop Production

Question: I was wondering if one could loosely correlate degree days to crop production over the province of BC. Realizing that just because you have a certain degree day does not mean that that location might be right for the crop, but crops wouldn't require different degree days in different locations of BC correct?

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