Field Vegetables will co-develop, demonstrate and evaluate BMPs, such as precision (4R) nutrient management and winter cover cropping, that will help reduce emissions and/or increase soil carbon in BC’s field vegetable sector.

Farmers can grow a wide variety of field vegetables in British Columbia, thanks to a moderate climate, fertile soils, and access to good water. The bulk of production takes place in the Lower Mainland. Other production areas include Vancouver Island and BC’s southern Interior.  Relatively small amounts of production occur in the Kootenay, Cariboo, and northern regions of BC.

A wide variety of field vegetables are grown in British Columbia with potatoes, cole crops (such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower), sweet corn, beans, cucurbits (such as pumpkins, squash, and zucchini), lettuce, carrots, and peas being produced in relatively large quantities.



Who is Involved?

BC Potato & Vegetable Growers’ Association
Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust

What Practices are Being Developed & Researched?

Winter cover crops
4R nutrient management