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Topics: Agriculture Organizations: Agriculture and Forestry Audience: Researchers

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July 1, 2019

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Presents highlights of work done by the Alberta Phosphorus Watershed Project between 2013-2017. The purpose of the project was to determine if widespread adoption of agricultural beneficial management practices would improve water quality at the watershed scale, and to develop the Alberta...


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May 1, 2018

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Every two years, Agriculture and Forestry (AF) sponsors a farm-level survey to track changes in adoption of environmentally sustainable agriculture (ESA) practices in Alberta. The survey results provide valuable information about ESA progress in Alberta and helps AF efforts to improve ESA...


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December 4, 2017

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The data represents the relative expense of fertilizer and lime in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which agriculture may affect nutrient levels in surface and groundwater. The classes shown on the map are ranked between 0 (lowest) and 1 (highest).Mapping the...


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December 4, 2017

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The data represents the relative amount of manure production in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which livestock production may contribute to nutrient loading, pathogens and odour. The classes shown on the map are ranked between 0 (lowest) and 1 (highest).This...


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December 4, 2017

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The data represents the relative expense of farm chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which crop production agriculture may contribute to surface or groundwater contamination.Agriculture production that makes...


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December 4, 2017

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The data represents the frost-free period in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is used to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter out short-term fluctuations but is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. The frost-free period...


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December 4, 2017

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This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year...


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December 4, 2017

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The data represents the annual solar radiation in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is use to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter out short-term fluctuation by is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Daily total incoming...


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December 4, 2017

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This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has...


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December 4, 2017

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The data represents the relative cultivation intensity in the agricultural area of Alberta. Cultivation intensity refers to the frequency of cultivation associated with the following management systems: no till, conventional tillage and summerfallow. It is an estimate of the degree to which...