Soil Quality Benchmark Site Study - Site Description Reports

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 In the late 1980’s, questions concerning trends in soil quality and means of measuring those trends, if detectable, arose in response to the issue of sustainable agriculture. In an attempt to answer some of the questions raised, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada established the Soil Quality Benchmark Site Study as part of the Soil Quality Evaluation Program, in 1990. A network of 23 benchmark monitoring sites was created across Canada by 1992. Various land, soil and air characteristics were to be monitored for at least 10 years. Four benchmark sites were established in Alberta. Please click benchmarks to view the studies.

BM03 west of Falher
BM04 east of Mundare at the Parkland Conservation Demonstration Farm
BM05 northeast of Provost
BM06 south of Bow Island

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This information published to the web on August 19, 2011.
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