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Sustainable crop rotations for Alberta's brown soil zone

Description

In the Brown soil zone of southeastern Alberta, summerfallow and a monoculture wheat systems are the primary cropping practice. However, the long-term environmental sustainability of cropping systems that include summerfallow remains in question. This fact sheet summarizes the results of a study that was undertaken to determine the effects of different cropping practices on soil quality in the long-term, and to determine the economic performance of several crop rotation alternatives in the Brown soil zone.

Tags
crop alternatives crop rotation crops soil management soils

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

6 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

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

Contributor

Walburger, Allan M.

Contributor

McKenzie, Ross H.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Crop rotation--Alberta.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2003-10-01

Date Added

2016-01-12T18:20:01.222845

Date Modified

2003-10-01

Date Issued

2003-10-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

515-1

NEOS catalogue key

2844338

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca