Influence of grain growing on the nitrogen and organic matter content of the Western Prairie soils of Canada

dc.contributor.affiliationDivision of Chemistry, Dominion Experimental Farms
dc.contributor.authorShutt, Frank T.
dc.coverage.spatialManitoba
dc.coverage.spatialSaskatchewan
dc.coverage.spatialAlberta
dc.coverage.spatialCanada
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-19T16:02:16Z
dc.date.available2019-02-19T16:02:16Z
dc.date.copyright1925
dc.date.created1925
dc.degree.departmentArchive of Agri-Environmental Programs in Ontarioen
dc.descriptionFederal Documents & Miscellaneous Reports
dc.description.abstractCanada's western prairies, lying within the confines of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, are generally recognized as comprising one of the largest and most important agricultural areas on the American continent. The immense acreage of their arable lands, the great depth and high fertility of their soils and the unexcelled quality of their wheat, have made them widely and favourably known throughout the civilized world. As yet but sparsely settled, they will for many years offer a large and attractive field for agricultural occupation and development. Though as a grain-growing region the beginning of settlement does not date further back than the early eighties, so marked has been the development, more especially within the past twenty-five years, that last year, 1923, the three provinces produced over 450,000,000 bushels of wheat, nearly 392,000,000 bushels of oats, about 60,000,000 bushels of barley, nearly 21,000,000 bushels of rye and 7,000,000 bushels of flaxseed. When it is stated that of the estimated 167,000,000 acres1 of arable and productive land within their limits less than 40,000,000 acres as yet are under field crops, it will be unnecessary to emphasize further the wonderful heritage, the almost invaluable asset, that Canada possesses in her northwestern prairies.
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/15120
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture, Bulletin No. 44 - New Series
dc.rightsIn Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.holderKing's Printer, Dominion of Canada
dc.rights.urihttps://www.canada.ca/en/transparency/terms.html
dc.subjectgeography
dc.subjectGreat Plains
dc.subjectplant food
dc.subjectsoils
dc.subjectprairie
dc.subjectgrain
dc.subjectagriculture
dc.subjectsoil fertility
dc.subjectcrop rotation
dc.subjectcrop yield
dc.subjectnitrogen
dc.subjectorganic matter
dc.titleInfluence of grain growing on the nitrogen and organic matter content of the Western Prairie soils of Canada
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