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An Assessment of Intercropping and Fertilization in Cassava - (Manihot esculenta) Based Systems in the Kolli Hills, South IndiaDownload
There is much interest in reducing risk, increasing yield and maintaining soil fertility and biodiversity in agriculture. The effects of intercropping cassava (M. esculenta crantz) with beans (Phaseolus spp), millet (E. coracana) or a bean-millet mixture with the use of various soil amendment...
Application of Time Domain Reflectometry and Heat Pulse Methods for Quantifying Phase Change, Water Flow and Heat Transport in Frozen SoilsDownload
Understanding water flow and heat transport processes in frozen/freezing soils is limited by methodologies for simultaneous, automated measurement of soil properties affecting soil water and heat flux. The major objective of this dissertation was to develop and evaluate time domain reflectometry...
Disturbance Effects of Oil Sands Exploration Practices on Coarse-textured Soils and Populus tremuloides Michx. RegenerationDownload
Oils sands exploration (OSE) sites associated with in situ oil sands development are required to evaluate and delineate oil resources. Once these sites are cleared and disturbed for exploration, they can result in habitat disturbance and fragmentation, invasion of weed species, changes to surface...
The addition of biochar to soil is believed to have positive effects on soil nutrient retention. Enhanced cation exchange capacity, water holding capacity and soil aeration are thought to be some of the benefits provided by biochar. In Alberta, reclamation of disturbed sites may be hastened by...
The boreal forest is a major ecosystem in Alberta, subject to a number of anthropogenic disturbances such as oil and gas extraction. Prior to disturbance, top soils are salvaged for use in future reclamation projects; however, a large portion of this soil ends up in stockpiles, undergoing changes...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Following Tillage Reversal on a Black Chernozem and a Gray Luvisol in AlbertaDownload
Agricultural soils under long-term no till management have been well known to sequester atmospheric carbon in soil organic matter and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Our study aimed at quantifying CO2 and N2O emissions from Black Chernozems and Gray Luvisols managed under long-term (~ 30...
The influence of capping soil depth on water dynamics was investigated at a decommissioned phosphogypsum (PG) stack in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. PG is the a by-product in phosphoric acid production, a necessary component of phosphorus fertilizer. Currently, there are no environmental...
Laboratory-Measured Soil Organic Carbon Mineralization in Soil Samples from Six Long-Term Crop Rotations in Alberta as a Function of Sample DisturbanceDownload
Soil organic carbon (SOC) plays a dual role in soil; as a key compound determining the function and performance of agricultural soils and as the main terrestrial pool of carbon. The carbon content of cultivated soils has been found to depend on management practices. This laboratory incubation...
Phytoremediation of Nitrogen Impacted Soil and Groundwater at a Fertilizer Facility in Central AlbertaDownload
In-situ remediation techniques such as phytoremediation have shown promise as economical alternatives for reducing the risk of environmental contaminants at impacted sites. Research trials were initiated to determine the efficacy of phytoremediation for soil and groundwater contaminated with high...
The Performance of Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Cultivar Mixtures in Conventionally and Organically Managed Systems in Western CanadaDownload
Wheat cultivar mixtures may positively alter grain yield, quality, improve biotic and abiotic management, and may be employed in both conventional and organic management systems. Such promising benefits have not been thoroughly studied in Canada, especially in the western region where most...