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Hebb, Dale, P. Eng. , M.A.Sc.

Environmental Research Biologist

Contact Information:

32 Main St.
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8523
Fax: 902-365-8455

Areas of Expertise:

  • BMP Assessments
  • Water qualitiy and quanity
  • Watershed studies
  • Organic production
  • Tree fruit irrigation
  • Micro/trickle irrigation
  • Tree fruit production

Current Projects:

  • Aquatic/ Terrestrial/ Agriculture CKD Liming Project: Application of CKD to Agricultural and Riparian Lands.
  • Watershed Evalaution of BMPs (WEBs), Thomas Brook
  • Organic Tree fruit production; environmental impact
  • Organic vegetable production; environmental impact


  • Association of Professional Engineer's on Nova Scotia
  • American socielty of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Canadian Society for Bioengineering

Research publications





  • Harker, D.B., Clearwater, L., Broersma, K., Chow, L., Hebb, D., Lapen, D.R., Miller, J.J., Scott, T.A., Stuart, V., van Bochove, É., and Yarotski, J.B. (2010). "Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices: Lessons Learned Measuring Landscape Processes in Canada.", - Managing agricultural landscapes for environmental quality II, pp. 121-130.


Other science related publications


  • A special report prepared and sent out to the local wine grape industry in the aftermath of a major freeze event that caused damage at many vineyard sites.


  • Rodd, A.V., Smith, E., Fuller, K. , Burton, D., Anderson, S., Henry, R., McMullen, D., Grimmett, M., Khakbazan, M., Fillmore, S., Nyiraneza, J., Janes, D., Jenkins, S., Murray, B., MacDonald, B., Jiang, Y. and Pratt, W. 2017. Temperature Based Fall Plowing. CRDC / FRDC Seminar Series 2016 / 2017. January 18th.


  • Sinclair, A.C., Jamieson, R.C., Gordon, R.J., Madani, A., Hart, W., and Hebb, D. (2014). "Modeling impacts of residential and agricultural development and beneficial management practice scenarios on phosphorus dynamics in a small watershed.", American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, Montreal, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, pp. 1373-1391.


  • Amon-Armah, F., Yiridoe, E.K., and Hebb, D. (2012). "A Comparison of Pollution Production and Crop Yield Response Models Using SWAT-Simulated Data for Watershed Management.", 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES), Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 17-19, 2012.
  • Hebb, D. (2012). "Thomas Brook 2012: Surface Water Quality Observations from 10 years for a rural watershed in Nova Scotia, Canada.", 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference and Workshop: Improving Water Quality and the Environment, Palace Hotel, Bari, Italy, May 27-June 1, 2012, Oral presentation.


  • Hebb, D., Lees, B.M., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2010). "Thomas Brook watershed; evaluation of BMPs in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.", 5th Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) Atlantic Workshop: Climate Change and Crop Health, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, January 19-20, 2010.


  • Hebb, D., Lees, B.M., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Benedict, K. (2009). "Flow Along a Complex Stream and Its Impact for Agricultural BMP Selection.", 64th Annual International Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS), Dearborn, MI, USA, July 11-15, 2009, pp. 93.
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