Soil and land

Improvement of soil quality and crop yield and effective management of water and nutrients.



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The Canadian Soil Information Service

Soil management

Impact of water and wind on soil and control of soil erosion

Soil nutrients

Optimize soil nutrient levels to improve crop yields

Soil and water

Reduce the impact of droughts or floods

Significant agricultural soils across Canada

Types of agricultural soils by province/territory

On-farm biodiversity

Wildlife habitat capacity on farm land, soil covers, international conventions and collections

Riparian area management

How to manage riparian areas to maintain good water quality

Sustainable agricultural land management around wetlands on the Canadian Prairies

Land management recommendations to maximize agricultural production goals and wetland ecological functions

Soil health indicators

Agri-environmental indicators used to assess the impact of agriculture on soil