UPGRADE YOUR FARM WITH GOVERNMENT GRANTS
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by Breanna
3M ago
Leveraging Government Grants to Transform Your Farming Operation The cost of upgrading farms using modern technology can be significant. Fortunately, there are a number of Canadian government grants for farmers, ranchers, and producers to alleviate these financial burdens. Technology plays a major role today in enhancing a farm’s production efficiency, yields and profits over the long-term. In the rapidly-evolving world of agriculture, the need to modernize and upgrade farms is clear and necessary to shape the future of sustainable and efficient food production in Canada. Additionally, gov ..read more
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EMPOWERING MALAWI’S AGRICULTURAL GROWTH: A TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT
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by Breanna
3M ago
Southern Irrigation Partners with The Timotheos Foundation Southern Irrigation has joined forces with the Timotheos Foundation in Malawi, an agricultural country that has been rated the poorest country on earth. Malawi is one of the world’s most impoverished and least developed nations, and it is making an effort to overcome decades of underdevelopment, corruption, and the impact of AIDS, which claims the lives of thousands every year. Founded in Malawi in 2011, the Timotheos Foundation aims to combat poverty, support local communities and spread the message of God. Over the years, the fou ..read more
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EFFICIENCY UNLEASHED: SOFT STARTERS VS VFDS FOR YOUR PUMP
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by Breanna
3M ago
Why Choosing The Right Pump Control Can Save Your Business In The Long Run  A COMMON IRRIGATION DILEMMA Ever wonder how to make your irrigation system as efficient as possible? Greg Allen faced this challenge on his blueberry farm near Kelowna. Greg owns a 10-acre blueberry farm just outside Kelowna. His wife, Kim, also has a garden where she grows flowers, which they sell at Saturday markets. He already runs drip irrigation in his field, but now, he wants to run a garden sprinkler system into his wife’s garden. Before adding the sprinklers to the garden, he wants to mak ..read more
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An Ultimate Guide to Effective Dust Suppression
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by Breanna
6M ago
How controlling airborne particles can vastly improve conditions on farm feedlots, lumber mills, construction sites and mine quarries HOW IS DUST CREATED? Dust can come from natural processes including erosion of rocks and soil, and pollen from plants. Human activities such as construction, manufacturing, and vehicle emissions contribute significantly to dust generation. Dust particles vary in size, with smaller particles being more easily suspended in the air and capable of traveling longer distances. On farms, It can also be generated from the handling and processing of manure, especially ..read more
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An Ultimate Guide to Effective Dust Suppression
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by Breanna
8M ago
How controlling airborne particles can vastly improve conditions on farm feedlots, lumber mills, construction sites and mine quarries HOW IS DUST CREATED? Dust can come from natural processes including erosion of rocks and soil, and pollen from plants. Human activities such as construction, manufacturing, and vehicle emissions contribute significantly to dust generation. Dust particles vary in size, with smaller particles being more easily suspended in the air and capable of traveling longer distances. On farms, It can also be generated from the handling and processing of manure, especially ..read more
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How Cooling Irrigation Systems Benefit Orchards
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by Breanna
8M ago
Typical Challenges in Orchards Managing an orchard comes with several challenges. Pest and disease control is a constant battle to protect trees and ensure high-quality fruit. Weather fluctuations, including extreme temperatures and storms, can harm tree health and productivity. Adequate water management, by balancing irrigation and drainage, is crucial for optimal growth. Nutrient management requires regular monitoring and adjustments to maintain soil fertility. Pruning and training trees for proper structure and fruit production can be labor-intensive. Harvesting and post-harvest handling ..read more
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5 REASONS WHY FIRE SUPPRESSION MATTERS AND HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST WILDFIRES
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by Breanna
9M ago
A Growing Trend Wildfires across Canada destroy an average of 2.5 million hectares yearly, frequently costing the country over a billion dollars annually. And this is a growing trend: as of June 2023, there have already been 2,727 fires this year, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre – roughly two times more than in 2022. “Unfortunately, the fire season this year started earlier and has been more widespread across the country than in recent memory,” said Federal Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair. Why Wildfires Start and Spread In Canada, wildfire season o ..read more
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CHILLIWACK’S PINK CAR
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by Breanna
1y ago
THE FATE OF CHILLIWACK’S PINK CAR Conversations have been growing in Chilliwack around an iconic landmark, “THE pink car.” Whether a local to the city or just passing through, many have seen that pink car sitting 25 feet in the air, just off the highway by the Lickman Road exit – 116. So, the question lies, what will happen to the well-loved Pink Car?   With the purchase of what once was Pick-A-Part, Southern Irrigation has been working on a campaign to commemorate this legendary icon in a way that gives back to our community and a non-profit organization that’s been around eve ..read more
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The Importance of Septic Systems: Managing Wastewater and Protecting the Environment
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by Breanna
1y ago
THE NEED FOR SEPTIC SYSTEMS Water Usage and Waste Generation  Humans use a lot of water: besides what we eat and drink, an average adult in North America uses about 300 litres a day. This large amount, along with waste, must be effectively managed to prevent contamination and promote sanitation. City Sewer System and Treatment Plants So where does it all go? For most people, the waste disappears down their toilet, never to be seen again, along with the water from sinks, showers, or any drains in their home. These are attached to city sewer pipes which carry the sewage to a local tr ..read more
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NEW ONTARIO STORE FOR CENTRAL & EASTERN CANADA
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by Breanna
1y ago
Opening of eighth retail location in Woodstock, ON, saves businesses and residents time with a large inventory of quality water products for agriculture, commercial and residences.  Southern Irrigation is excited to announce our retail store expansion to Central and Eastern Canada! Our eighth location will be opening tomorrow in Woodstock, Ontario, in response to the overwhelming demand from businesses and residences in these areas. Whether you’re a hardworking farmer, contractor, or proud homeowner, our new location is your ultimate destination for all your cold water-related need ..read more
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