Open Data

Fertilizer Expense Index 2001

Description

The data represents the relative expense of fertilizer and lime in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which agriculture may affect nutrient levels in surface and groundwater. The classes shown on the map are ranked between 0 (lowest) and 1 (highest).Mapping the relative values of fertilizer expenses by SLC polygon area is useful as an indication of where more fertilizer is applied in the province and as a proxy indicator for crop production.It also suggests the relative agricultural intensity in various parts of the province. This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

Updated

December 4, 2017

Tags
ALBERTA CHEMICALS DOWNLOADABLE DATA SOIL POLLUTION WATER POLLUTION

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Fertilizer Expense Index 2001

Date Modified

2017-12-04

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Forestry

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2005-09-01

Date Added to catalogue

2018-04-30T19:06:34.824874

Date Issued

2005-09-01

Date Modified

2017-12-04

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Fertilizer use is a part of that equation to determine a measure of surface water quality risk. This resource allows an estimate of the degree to which agriculture may affect nutrient levels in surface and groundwater. It also suggests the relative agricultural intensity in various parts of the province.Therefore, if an area in known to have certain risk factors that would affect surface water quality, a higher fertilizer expense index ranking in that same area may be of concern. Where risk of surface water contamination exist, environmental farm planning can help to minimize them.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca