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Short-rotation willow productivity and nutrient dynamics after three years of irrigation and fertilization
Purpose-grown shrub willow (Salix spp.) represents a viable bioenergy feedstock; however, there needs to be sufficient biomass production to support the economic viability of these plantations. The objective of this ...
Effect of uniformity of land application of solid cattle manure on crop yield and soil nitrate
Equipment used in Western Canada to apply solid cattle manure (SCM) are known to exhibit uneven uniformity of distribution of material. For organic bio-solid manures to be a viable supplement or alternative to chemical ...
Phosphorus forms in soil amended with meat and bone meal ash and dried distillers grain ash
Biogas production from organic materials via gasification process also generates a valuable byproduct of ash. Ash contains the original nutrient present in organic materials, except carbon, nitrogen and sulfur that are ...
Examining the nutrient dynamics of willow biomass energy plantations
Natural Resources Canada, along with a number of Canadian provinces, considers bioenergy to be a legitimate and sustainable source of energy that will constitute a significant portion of future energy production. Shrub ...
Response of canola and wheat to amendment with biochar under controlled environment conditions
Response of canola (Brassica napus Invigor 5030) and wheat (Triticum aestivum Prodigy) to biochar amendments was examined in a controlled environment experiment. A Brown Chernozem soil was amended with two types of biochar ...
The effect of nitrogen fertilization and no-till duration on soil nitrogen availability and greenhouse gas emissions
With a world population now greater than seven billion, it is imperative to conserve the arable land base, which is increasingly being leveraged by global demands for producing food, feed, fibre, and fuel. A key component ...