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Wood ash : an alternative liming material for agricultural soils

Description

Many forestry facilities in Alberta use bark, sawdust and yard waste, commonly referred to as "hogfuel," to generate steam, electricity and heat for plant operations. There are also several facilities that use hogfuel as an energy source to generate electricity. More than 180,000 tonnes of energy system wood ash produced annually at pulp mills, sawmills, oriented strand board and fibre board plants is currently disposed of in industrial or regional landfills.

Updated

February 1, 2002

Tags
fertilizers lime liming plant nutrition soil fertility soil nutrients soil quality soils wood ash

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

6 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Lickacz, Jerome

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-02-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T18:52:18.750707

Date Modified

2002-02-01

Date Issued

2002-02-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

532-4

NEOS catalogue key

2616494

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca