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Tags: soil fertility

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Last Modified

February 1, 2008

Description

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide producers and farm managers with information that will help quantify the amount of ammonia loss that occurs when they apply manure on land. It also provides them with information regarding the factors that positively and negatively affect these losses....


Views: 13
Last Modified

May 1, 2006

Description

Alberta has about 25 million acres of forage land (native and tame hay and pasture). In some cases, applying manure to forage land may be the best option to make use of the nutrients in manure in an environmentally sustainable way. As well, applying manure can increase forage productivity and...


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Last Modified

January 1, 2006

Description

This manual’s objective is to provide livestock and perennial forage crop producers with the information and tools to make decisions about applying manure on perennial forage crops. It also contains information on the regulations for applying manure on forage crops, and resources for more...


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Last Modified

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...


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Last Modified

April 1, 2003

Description

Manure application on native rangeland is not a recommended practice. Native rangelands are very fragile, with diverse eco-systems that have taken centuries to evolve to their present day steady state. In summary, the productivity of rangeland is self-maintained. Plant nutrients are naturally...


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Last Modified

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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Last Modified

September 1, 1999

Description

Cu deficiencies exist across the Canadian prairies in particular as well as south into the adjoining American states. Crop yield and quality losses in Alberta alone in both wheat and barley has run into tens of millions of dollars annually. Copper deficiency is a simple problem that can be...


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Last Modified

January 11, 1998

Description

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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Last Modified

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...


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Last Modified

January 1, 1992

Description

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...