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In the early 2000s, Canadian governments began to adopt new programming tools aimed at improving farmers’ land stewardship practices. This dissertation focuses on the Blanshard Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) pilot project. The Manitoba project recognized agriculture’s multifunctional roles...
Tradeoffs Between Environmental Quality and Economic Returns from Agriculture: A Case Study of the Lower Little Bow Watershed, AlbertaDownload
The aim of this study is to evaluate both the costs and benefits of implementing changes to agricultural practices, with the goal of identifying cost effective means of achieving environmental targets and providing supplementary information to policymakers. A suite of agricultural land use...
The objective of this literature review was to evaluate the available information on the effects of stripping versus not stripping topsoil during pipeline construction in potentially arable Luvisolic soils in forested areas. A profile description representative of an undisturbed Luvisol under...
Topsoil Handling During Pipeline Construction in Potentially Arable Forested Luvisols of Northwest AlbertaDownload
The objective of this study was to evaluate several pipeline topsoil stripping depths to determine whether they result in land capability equivalent to that of adjacent forested lands broken for cultivation. Topsoil stripping depths were 0 cm, 15 cm and 30 cm. Soils chosen for the study were...
Plant hormones regulate virtually all aspects of plant growth and development, as well as plant responses to biotic and abiotic signals. Herein, we discuss three hormone groups, gibberellins, auxin and ethylene. These plant hormones influence seed germination, root, stem and leaf growth,...
Reimaging Resource Constraints and Affordances: Smallholder, Environment and State Dynamics in Wello, EthiopiaDownload
In this dissertation, I explore and analyze smallholders’ perceptual and cultural understandings of environmental opportunities and constraints regarding land, soil, rain and trees in mixed-crop-livestock agriculture among rural communities of Wärräbabbo in Wello, northeast Ethiopia. Also, I...
Progress towards the sustainable risk management of clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) of canola on the Canadian prairiesDownload
Clubroot, caused by the obligate parasite Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin, has recently emerged as an important disease of canola (Brassica napus) in central Alberta. Disease development is characterized by the formation of large galls on the roots of affected plants, which hinder water and...
Present and potential effects of anthropogenic activities on waters associated with peatlands in AlbertaDownload
A literature review and problem analysis of the present and potential effects of human activities in peatlands on the quality and quantity of associated waters is presented in this report. The specific objectives were to describe: 1. The present state of knowledge about waters associated with...
Between 1979 and 1988, the Plains Hydrology and Reclamation Project (PHRP) investigated interactions of groundwater, soils, and geology as they affect successful reclamation of surface coal mines in the plains of Alberta. The overall goal of PHRP was: (1) to predict the long-term success and the...
Physical and Hydrological Characteristics of Ponds in Reclaimed Upland Landscape Settings and Their Impact on Agriculture CapabilityDownload
In 1985, a one hectare pond developed in the upland reclaimed landscape at Vesta Mine in an area where extensive ponding had not previously been observed. Because of the thickness of the spoil, about 20 to 25 m, and the proximity to the active pit, a few hundred metres, it was inferred that the...