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Publication Type: Fact Sheet Tags: soil nutrients

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July 1, 2005

Description

Ensuring adequate soil fertility levels and effectively managing nutrients are two keys to growing alfalfa successfully in Alberta. Alfalfa can produce from 2 to 7 tons of dry matter per acre depending on water and nutrients levels. Climate, soil type and management will also affect alfalfa’s...


Views: 171
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May 1, 2003

Description

Soil pH does play a role in nutrient availability. Should you be concerned on your farm? Be more aware than concerned. Keep the pH factor in mind when planning nutrient management programs. Also, keep historical records of soil pH in your fields. Soils tend to acidify over time, particularly when...


Views: 123
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February 1, 2002

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...


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January 11, 1998

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Twenty five elements are recognized as essential components of plants, animals and man. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen are primarily derived from air and water. The other 21 elements, occur as minerals in the soil. This fact sheet lists each of these 21 elements and provides brief...


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January 1, 1996

Description

Lime is applied to acid soils to neutralize excess acidity that causes reduced crop yields. The application of lime does not improve saline or solonetzic soil conditions. There are over 1 million acres of strongly acid and 4.5 million acres of moderately acid soils farmed in Alberta. While many...


Views: 96
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January 1, 1992

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The need for micronutrients in crop production have long been recognized in Alberta. Zinc deficiencies in irrigated beans in southern Alberta were detected in the early 1980s. Research by Alberta Agriculture and Agriculture Canada has clearly shown the need for copper fertilizer particularly for...