An assessment of the degradation of agricultural lands in Canada

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Coote, D. R.
Dumanski, J.
Ramsey, J. F.

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Agriculture Canada

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This monograph presents a general qualitative assessment of the kind, location and extent of land degradation in the agricultural regions of Canada. In so doing it establishes an information base from which to consider research needs and priorities related to the quantitative assessment of soil deterioration across the country and the development of land management techniques for combatting it. "Land degradation" is considered to be the process or processes of deterioration of soil edaphic qualities relative to their natural or most productive previous state.

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Federal Documents & Miscellaneous Reports

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soil erosion, water, wind, soil organic matter, soil compaction, soil salinization, soil acidification, soil contamination, soil mixing, drainage systems, landslides

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