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Soil degradation risk indicator: Soil compaction component

Show simple item record McBride, R. A. Watson, G. C. Wall, G.
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.coverage.spatial Eastern Canada 2018-07-23T14:49:55Z 2018-07-23T14:49:55Z 1997 1997-10-01
dc.description.abstract The Agri-Environmental Indicator Project aims to develop a core set of regionally-sensitive national indicators that build on and enhance the information base currently available on environmental conditions and trends related to primary agriculture in Canada. The feasibility study on the soil compaction risk component of the Soil Degradation Risk indicator is an important part of the agri-environmental indicator set. The primary objective of this feasibility study was to develop and test criteria for provincial-level soil compaction risk assessment using the Soil Landscapes of Canada database, where the available soil data are very limited (e.g., soil texture, organic C content and dry bulk density). The specific objectives are: 1. to determine the present state of over-consolidation (due to natural and/or anthropogenic causes) in agricultural soils in pre-defined areas of eastern Canada, 2. to estimate the maximum allowable wheel loadings on these soils before significant additional compaction will occur, 3. to evaluate the risk of further soil compaction damage based on the findings under Objectives 1 and 2, in conjunction with land use patterns (1991 Census of Agriculture) contained in the Soil Landscapes of Canada database.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
dc.relation.ispartofseries Report No. 23
dc.rights In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject agri-environmental indicator en_US
dc.subject soil degradation risk en_US
dc.subject soil compaction en_US
dc.title Soil degradation risk indicator: Soil compaction component en
dc.title.alternative Feasibility study on the development and testing of agri-environmental indicators of soil compaction risk (Eastern Canada)
dc.type Technical Report
dc.rights.holder Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
dc.contributor.affiliation University of Guelph, Department of Land Resource Science
dc.contributor.affiliation Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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