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Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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March 1, 2000

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Quack grass can reduce crop yields if it is not controlled. This weed is most common in the higher moisture regions of Alberta and has the potential to increase under direct seeding unless actively managed. Effective herbicidal control options are numerous in broad-leaved crops. In canola,...


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February 24, 2000

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Budget 2000 Includes the fiscal plan, the Government of Alberta's strategic plan, and ministry business plans. Also included is the budget address.


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February 1, 2000

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There are some very tough weeds on the prairies. They compete with valuable crop and forage plants and threaten many native plant species. Many of these weeds have been very expensive and difficult, if not impossible, to control with more traditional methods. In some instances, the chemicals used...


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February 1, 2000

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From 1994 to 1996 the Agronomy Unit of Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development conducted research trials at locations across Alberta to examine new barley varieties and their nutrient requirements. This two-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the findings of this research.


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February 1, 2000

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Manure is a valuable nutrient source to a farm. However, manure contains nutrients, organic matter and micro-organisms that can contaminate water supplies.


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January 1, 2000

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Phosphorus is an important nutrient for plant growth. In aquatic systems, a lack of phosphorus often limits aquatic plant growth. When phosphorus is used up in fresh water, aquatic plant growth will stop no matter how much nitrogen is available. Conversely, nitrogen limits crop production. Only a...


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January 1, 2000

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Creeping red fescue seed production began in Canada in the 1930s. It developed into a dual purpose crop that provided revenue from the seed production in the summer and the grazing in the fall. The seed was used for lawns, fairways, pastures and soil conservation purposes. Markets for creeping...


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January 1, 2000

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Soil salinity can restrict plant growth and reduce crop yields. The high salt concentration in a saline seep prevents the uptake of water and essential nutrients by plant roots. Various measures are used to control and reduce the flow of groundwater that leads to dryland saline seep formation....


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January 1, 2000

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This fact sheet provides information about the codes regulated under the Water Act : code of practice for pipelines and telecommunication lines crossing a water body and code of practice for water course crossings.


Views: 49
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January 1, 2000

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Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for crop growth. Insufficient nitrogen for growing plants can limit crop production. Soil organic matter, chemical fertilizers and livestock manure are sources of nitrogen for crop production. Excess nitrogen not used by growing crops coverts to nitrate (NO3-),...