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Topics: Agriculture

Last Modified

September 21, 2016

Description

This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has...


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September 19, 2016

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This map displays the distribution of organic soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Organic soils consist of layers of material with greater than 30 percent organic matter and a total thickness of greater than 40 cm. Organic soils are generally saturated with water for most of the year...


Last Modified

September 6, 2016

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The data represents the annual total precipitation in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is used to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter our short-term fluctuations but is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Annual total...


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September 6, 2016

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The data represents the annual solar radiation in Alberta over the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000. A 30-year period is use to describe the present climate since it is enough time to filter out short-term fluctuation by is not dominated by any long-term trend in the climate. Daily total incoming...


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September 21, 2016

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This map displays an assessment of soil erosion risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Loss of protective residue cover through cultivation will increase the potential risk of soil erosion. The vulnerability of the soil to erosion combined with the intensity of cultivation determines the...


Last Modified

September 1, 2016

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This documen was created to provide specific guidance on minimizing surface disturbances for Central Parkland and Northern Fescue Natural Subregions (NSRs). It describes the important grasslands in these NSRs and best practices for conservation and reclamation. The intent is to also to educate...


Last Modified

May 1, 2011

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Native rangelands (forests, shrub lands and meadows) in northern Alberta are important sources of forage for livestock. When properly managed, they can provide ongoing grazing, wildlife habitat, harvestable timber, recreational areas and healthy watersheds. This book describes some of the common...


Last Modified

November 17, 2017

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Provides weekly updated on market prices and sales affecting Alberta crops.


Last Modified

November 17, 2017

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Presents weekly livestock market review about cattle slaughter, Canadian cattle grades, Canadian cattle classes, cattle futures, cattle indicators, average carcass wt, cattle prices (canfax), open market , prelim live animal trade, beef wholesale prices, us boxed beef cutout, hog slaughter, hog...


Last Modified

November 1, 2017

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Food News provides Alberta's agri-food industry with current events and programs to support its growth and help with diversification, competitiveness, and market readiness. Food News is compiled by Development Officers in the Crop Extension Branch and distributed with support from the Processing...