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Last Modified

August 14, 2017

Description

Negotiating Renewable Energy Leases was first released in February 2017 in response to requests from Albertan landowners for additional resources to aid in the negotiation of wind and solar leases. This publication collects the relevant information from the different regulators, departments, and...


Last Modified

July 1, 2017

Description

The tables provide a summary of Canadian and U.S. livestock slaughter by month for the current year, with comparisons to a year ago. Also included is a cumulative year-to-date (YTD) figure, as well as quarterly and annual tabulations. All of this data is available on a monthly basis for the...


Last Modified

January 1, 2000

Description

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...


Last Modified

February 1, 2000

Description

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


Last Modified

January 1, 2000

Description

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-),...


Last Modified

January 1, 2002

Description

Watersheds have three primary purposes: to capture water, store it in the soil and release it. Yet each watershed is a unique biological and physical process, making it difficult to draw generalized management recommendations for protecting a watershed. Watersheds are continually changing and...


Last Modified

September 1, 2002

Description

Grassed waterways are broad, shallow channels that carry surface runoff with a minimum of erosion. Natural waterways are easily seeded to forages, either grass or grass-legume mixtures, to prevent severe soil loss and gully formation. These waterways are constructed with uniform grades to...


Last Modified

April 1, 2007

Description

Each year, tonnes of topsoil are eroded from localized areas on some Alberta farms. This loss is serious for several reasons: * The remaining soil has less productivity. * Eroded soils deposited elsewhere in the field carry nutrients and pesticides that will increase the range of soil conditions...


Last Modified

March 1, 1998

Description

Use emergency control measures if wind erosion is imminent or as soon as the soil starts to blow. Select the appropriate measure based on the soil condition. Some measures involve creating ridges at right angles to the prevailing wind. Others involve covering the soil with straw or manure. Once...


Last Modified

May 1, 2011

Description

The introduction and widespread adoption of centre pivot irrigation has been instrumental in the expansion of the irrigated crop production area in southern Alberta. Consistency of yield and quality of product are the consequences of a properly managed centre pivot irrigation system.