Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta

 
 
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This manual was prepared for Alberta crop producers to create greater understanding of beneficial environmental practices for crop production. The manual provides a range of management options so producers can choose those alternatives best suited to their own operation.

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Disclaimer

The primary purpose of the Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta is to assist crop producers in selecting and implementing beneficial management practices.

While the authors have taken every effort to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Manual, the Manual should not be considered the final word on the areas of law and practice that it covers. Producers should seek the advice of appropriate professionals and experts as their individual situations may differ from those set out in the Manual.

All information (including descriptions of or references to products, persons, websites, services or publications) is provided entirely "as is" and the authors make no representations, warranties or conditions, either expressed or implied, in connection with the use of or reliance upon this information. This information is provided to the recipient entirely at the risk of the recipient, and because the recipient assumes full responsibility, the authors shall not be liable for any claims, damages or losses of any kind based on any theory of liability arising out of the use of or reliance upon this information (including omissions, inaccuracies, typographical errors and infringement of third party rights).

Foreword

Beneficial environmental practices for crop producers in Alberta
This manual was prepared for Alberta crop producers to create greater understanding of beneficial environmental practices for crop production. It was developed through the cooperation of government, industry, and interested stakeholders. Information presented in this manual is based on the best available research data and years of experience. The manual provides a range of management options so producers can choose those alternatives best suited to their own operation.

This manual is a living document. It will be updated regularly to incorporate changes in regulations and new information on environmentally sound practices.

Developed by:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration

Reviewed by:
Alberta Barley Commission
Alberta Canola Producers Commission
Alberta Pulse Growers Commission
Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission
Canadian Seed Growers Association, Alberta Branch
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Environmental Law Centre
Prairie Oat Growers Association
Potato Growers of Alberta
Reduced Tillage Linkages

Acknowledgements

Steering Committee for Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta:

Roger Bryan
Karen Cannon
Sharon Reedyk
Sonia Salyzyn
Trevor Wallace
Karen Yakimishyn

The committee gratefully acknowledges the many Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development staff, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) staff, and individual farmers who contributed information for this manual.

Photo and Illustration credits:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (AAFC - PFRA)
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
AgTech Centre - ARD
Alberta Environment
Cows and Fish Program
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture (OMAF)
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI)
Reduced Tillage Linkages (RTL)
Tri-Provincial Initiative

Cover photo credit:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
Additional chapter photo credits:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) - 2, 9
AgTech Centre - ARD - 4, 8
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) - 7

Publication funded by:
AAFC - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
ARD - Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Program (AESA Program)
ARD - Technical Services Division

Editing:
Carly King - Discerning Words, Edmonton, Alberta
Chris Kaulbars - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Design:
Geoff Kramer - Perpetual Notion, Edmonton, Alberta

Page Production:
Sherrill Strauss - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Source: Agdex 100/25-1. November 2004.
 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Current Document
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Introduction
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Environmental Considerations
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Cropping Practices
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Storage, Handling and Disposal of Agricultural Inputs
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Post-Harvest Crop Storage
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Energy Inputs
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Wildlife Habitat
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Community Relations
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Legislation
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Crop Producers in Alberta - Glossary
 
 
 
 
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