Update to Manure Spreading Advisory #5 2012: South Coast Region
Date: December 3, 2012
- Field stored solid agricultural wastes (except agricultural vegetation waste) MUST be COVERED from October 1 to April 1, inclusive.
- Manure applications are not recommended at this time, on any crop.
- Significant rain events are likely to continue. Above average rainfall in October and November has resulted in saturated or near saturated soil conditions over most of the South Coast Region.
This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use. The Manure Spreading Advisory Committee (consisting of industry and government representatives) is advising against manure applications due to lower temperatures, excessive rain events, and lack of vegetative cover and/or reduced nutrient uptake of cover crops. The committee will monitor weather and soil conditions and will issue further advisories as conditions change.
For further information, please contact:
BC Ministry of Agriculture
Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag 604-556-3102
Lolita Aumuller, A.Ag 604-556-3098
For questions of a regulatory nature:
BC Ministry of Environment
George Rushworth, P.Ag 604-582-5211
Trevor Hamelin, AScT 604 582-5275