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Manure management to protect water quality

Description

Manure use can provide an economic return to the farmer and be beneficial to the environment. When manure is applied according to crop demand and at the appropriate times, manure can provide some of the nutrients required by many crops. Manure also increases soil organic matter and improves soil structure. However, manure can be a pollutant if it reaches surface water (such as streams, rivers or lakes) or leaches past the root zone of crops and into shallow groundwater.

Tags
fertilizers groundwater manure water quality

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2000-01-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T23:29:02.161691

Date Modified

2000-01-01

Date Issued

2000-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

576-6

NEOS catalogue key

2376333

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca