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Call 1-800-292-5697 (toll-free in Canada) or (780) 427-0391 for prices and a list of the soil survey reports and maps.

Management
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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510-1Agricultural Soil Compaction: Causes and Management. 2010.htmlpdf
515-1Sustainable Crop Rotations for Alberta's Brown Soil Zone. 2003.htmlpdf
518-6High Salt Content in Garden Soil.htmlpdf
518-8Management of Solonetzic Soils. Revised 1993.htmlpdf
518-12Dryland Saline Seeps: Types and Causes. Revised 2000.htmlpdf
518-16Structural Controls for Dryland Saline Seeps. Revised 1998.htmlpdf
518-17Salt Tolerance of Plants. 2001.htmlpdf
518-18Vegetative Control of Saline Seep Recharge. 2007.htmlpdf
518-19Perennial Forages for Saline Seeps. 2007.htmlpdf
518-20Management of Sodic Soils in Alberta. 2010.htmlpdf
100 / 515-1Pea-wheat Rotation in Southern Alberta. htmlpdf
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Soil Classification
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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525-2Alberta Soil Quality Card. 2003.pdf
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Direct Seeding
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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519-2Handling Difficult Crop Residue Conditions in Direct Seeding Systems. 1996.htmlpdf
519-4Equipment Issues in Crop Residue Management for Direct Seeding. 1999.htmlpdf
519-9Controlling Wheat Diseases in Direct Seeding Systems. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
519-12Solving the Wheel Track Dilemma. 1997.html
519-13Controlling Barley Diseases in Direct Seeding Systems. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
519-14Downy Brome Control in Direct Seeding Systems. Revised 2005.htmlpdf
519-15Foxtail Barley Control in Direct Seeding Systems. Revised 2007.htmlpdf
519-16Controlling Wildlife Damage in Direct Seeding Systems. 1997.htmlpdf
519-17Removing Forages from the Rotation in a Direct Seeding System. Revised 2007. htmlpdf
519-19Controlling Canola Insect Pests in Direct Seeding Systems. Revised 1999,htmlpdf
519-20Anhydrous Ammonia Use at Seeding. 1998.htmlpdf
519-22Seed Row Spacing and Seeding Rates in Direct Seeding. 1998.html
519-23Controlling Field Pea Diseases in Direct Seeding Systems. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
519-24Ground Opener Systems. 1999.htmlpdf
519-25Estimating the Value of Crop Residues. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
519-27Controlling Quackgrass in Direct Seeding Systems. 2000.htmlpdf
519-28Crop Rotations in Direct Seeding. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
570-4Residue Management for Successful Direct Seeding. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
570-5Making the Move to Direct Seeding. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
570-6Soil Quality and Moisture Conservation Benefits of Direct Seeding. 1996.htmlpdf
570-7Direct Seeding Systems: Terms, Definitions and Explanations. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
590-2Soil Temperature and Direct Seeding. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
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Soil Fertility
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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531-1Micronutrient Requirements of Crops in Alberta. Revised 1992.htmlpdf
531-3Minerals for Plants, Animals and Man. Revised 1998.htmlpdf
531-4Soil pH and Plant Nutrients. 2003.htmlpdf
532-3Copper Deficiency: Diagnosis and Correction. 1999.htmlpdf
534-1Liming Acid Soils. Revised 1996.htmlpdf
534-2Wood Ash - An Alternative Liming Material for Agricultural Soils. 2002.htmlpdf
536-1Soil Organic Matter.htmlpdf
537-1Home Composting. Reprint of Environment Council of Alberta fact sheet.pdf
538-1Manure Application and Nutrient Balance on Rangeland. 2003.htmlpdf
538-2Sampling Liquid Manure for Analyis. 2008. htmlpdf
538-3Ammonia Volatilization from Manure Application. 2008. htmlpdf
538-4Sampling Solid Manure for Analysis. 2008. htmlpdf
538 / 120-1Applying Manure on Perennial Forage: A Summary. Revised 2006. htmlpdf
538 / 120-2Applying Manure on Perennial Forage. 2006. htmlpdf
538 / 450-1Sampling Poultry Manure for Analysis. 2008. htmlpdf
090-2Use of Fertilizers, Manures and Pesticides for Sustainable Farm Management. 2008. htmlpdf
121 / 531-5Soil and Nutrient Management of Alfalfa. 2005.htmlpdf
130 / 538-1Nutrient Management on Intensively Managed Pastures. 2009.htmlpdf
142 / 532-1Irrigated Dry Bean Nutrient Requirements for Southern Alberta. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile version
142 / 532-2Pea Nutrient Requirements in Alberta. 2002.htmlpdf
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Fertilizers
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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540-1Crop Nutrition and Fertilizer Requirementshtmlpdf
541-1Alberta Fertilizer Guide. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
541-2Fertilizing Eroded Knolls.Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile version
542-3Phosphorus Fertilizer Application in Crop Production. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile version
542-9Potassium Fertilizer Application in Crop Production. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile version
542-10Sulphur Fertilizer Application in Crop Production. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile version
542-11Fall-applied Nitrogen: Risks and Benefits. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile
version
100 / 541-1Fertilizer Requirements of Irrigated Grain and Oilseed Crops. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-htmlpdfmobile version
112 / 541-1Fertilizing Irrigated Soft White Spring Wheat. 1996.htmlpdf
112 / 542-1Fertilizing Winter Wheat in Southern Alberta. 2000.htmlpdf
114 / 540-1Optimizing Barley Silage Production in Alberta. 2000.htmlpdf
114 / 540-2Agronomic and Fertilizer Management of Barley in Alberta. 2008.htmlpdf
127 / 541-1Fertilizing Grass for Hay and Pasture. 2005.htmlpdf
258 / 541-1Nutrient Recommendations for Russet Burbank Potatoes in Southern Alberta. 2010. htmlpdf
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Irrigation and Drainage
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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560-1Irrigation in Alberta. Revised 2001.
560-2Irrigation Management in Alberta. 2011.htmlpdf
560-3Land Classification for Irrigation in Alberta. 2000.htmlpdf
561-18Fertilizer Requirements of Irrigated Alfalfa. Revised 2001.htmlpdf
563-1Irrigation System Application Efficiency Values. 2011. htmlpdf
100 / 541-1Fertilizing Irrigated Grain and Oilseed Crops. 1993.htmlpdf
573-5Watercourse Improvement and Gully Restoration. Revised 2007.htmlpdf
573-6Grassed Waterway Construction. Revised 1996.htmlpdf
100 / 561-1Crop Water Use and Requirements. 2009.htmlpdf
100 / 561-2Optimum Seeding Date and Rates for Irrigated Grain and Oilseed Crops. 2011.htmlpdf
111 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Silage Corn in Southern Alberta. 2012. htmlpdf
112 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Winter Wheat in Southern Alberta. 2011. htmlpdf
112 / 561-2Irrigation Scheduling for Spring Wheat in Southern Alberta. 2011.htmlpdf
114 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Barley in Southern Alberta. 2011. htmlpdf
121 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Alfalfa Hay in Southern Alberta. 2011. htmlpdf
127 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Timothy Hay in Southern Alberta. 2011.htmlpdf
142 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Dry Bean in Southern Alberta. Revised 2011. htmlpdf
142 / 561-2Irrigation Scheduling for Pea in Southern Alberta. 2011. htmlpdf
149 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Canola in Southern Alberta. 2011.htmlpdf
171 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Sugar Beet in Southern Alberta. 2011. htmlpdf
258 / 561-1Irrigation Scheduling for Potato in Southern Alberta. 2011. htmlpdf
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Soil and Water Conservation
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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570-4Residue Management for Successful Direct Seeding. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
570-5Making the Move to Direct Seeding. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
570-6Soil Quality and Moisture Conservation Benefits of Direct Seeding. 1996.htmlpdf
570-7Direct Seeding Systems: Terms, Definitions and Explanations. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
572-1Emergency Wind Erosion Control Measures. Revised 1998.htmlpdf
572-2An Introduction to Wind Erosion Control. Revised 1998.html
572-3An Introduction to Water Erosion Control. 1997.html
573-5Grassed Watercourse Improvement and Gully Restoration. Revised 2007.htmlpdf
573-6Grassed Waterway Construction.htmlpdf
576-1Managing Nitrogen to Protect Water Quality. 2000.htmlpdfmobile version
576-2Managing Phosphorus to Protect Water Quality. 2000.htmlpdfmobile version
576-4Managing Cow-Calf Operations to Protect Water Quality. 2000.htmlpdfmobile version
576-5Protect Groundwater Quality - Minimize the Risks. 2000.htmlpdfmobile version
576-6Manure Management to Protect Water Quality. 2000.htmlpdfmobile version
576-8Getting to Know Your Watershed. 2002.pdf
577-1Building Community Partnerships...Environmental Stewardship Plans. 2003.
123 / 20-2Legume Green Manuring. 1993.html
130 / 14-1Range and Pasture Management When Dealing with Drought.htmlpdf
821-68Economics of Conservation Farming in the Trochu Region of Alberta. 1995.
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Reclamation
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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580-1Guide to Using Native Plants on Disturbed Lands. $30.00.purchase info
580-2Growing Native Plants of Western Canada. $30.00purchase info
580-3Establishing Native Plant Communities. $30.00.purchase info
581-2Conservation and Logging on Private Land in Alberta. 1994.htmlpdf
420 / 580-1Managing Feedlot Shutdowns. 1999.htmlpdf
420 / 580-2Cattle Wintering Sites: Managing for Good Stewardship. 2001.html
420 / 580-3Wintering Site Assessment and Design Tool. 2013.pdf
641-15Control Options for Downy Brome on Prairie Reclamation Sites. Revised 2007.htmlpdf
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Soil Temperature
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
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590-1Soil Temperature for Germination (a guide for timing seeding operations).htmlpdf
590-2Soil Temperature and Direct Seeding. Revised 1999.htmlpdf
 
 
 
 

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This information published to the web on May 16, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on April 1, 2015.