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10 results found for: "Manures--Environmental aspects--Alberta."

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October 30, 2020

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This study was completed to address limited Alberta-specific information on the effects of manure storage and handling on groundwater quality and improve our understanding of the risk of manure-management activities on groundwater.


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September 1, 2015

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The Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) includes regulations for spreading manure or compost for all livestock operations in Alberta. The manure spreading regulations include requirements for manure incorporation, soil nitrogen and salinity limits, setback distances, record keeping and...


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September 1, 2015

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In January 2002, the province established a permit process for confined feeding operations (CFOs) and set province-wide manure management standards under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA). The requirements under AOPA are aimed at supporting the sustainable growth of the livestock...


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July 1, 2015

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The loss of phosphorus from the landscape can negatively affect the environment, with water quality being the primary concern. Within agricultural systems, beneficial management practices are used in the application and management of phosphorus in order to prevent or minimize losses. It is...


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September 1, 2014

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The purpose of AOPA is to ensure that the province’s livestock industry can grow to meet the opportunities presented by local and world markets in an environmentally sustainable manner.


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May 1, 2013

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This technical guideline purpose is to provide a consistent method for calculating the hydraulic conductivity of naturally occurring protective layers and constructed earthen liners in order to determine if a liner is equivalent to or greater than the requirements set out by the Agricultural...


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January 1, 2008

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The Nutrient Management Planning Guide for Alberta is a resource for developing field-scale nutrient management plans. The primary objective of this guide is to facilitate nutrient management planning in Alberta. Information within the guide draws from theory, critical procedures and...


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September 1, 2007

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This quantification protocol is applicable to the quantification of direct and indirect reductions of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the implementation of two kinds of innovative practices on swine farms. First, the protocol quantifies greenhouse gas reductions achieved by feed...


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July 1, 2001

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With the increasing concerns about manure storage in agriculture, a study was done to look into manure seepage from several earthen manure storages built 10 to 20 years ago. The storages had no engineering design and were not built to today's standards. They were located on a variety of soil...


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August 1, 2000

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The chamber method for measuring NH3 and N2O emissions from soil was modified and a sampling protocol developed and tested in the field. N2O and NH3 emissions were measured using a dynamic chamber method; NH3 emissions also were measured using a static chamber method. Gas chromatography (GC) was...