Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Reducing nitrate loading to groundwater by delivering site-specific N fertilizer recommendations

WRP2016-002

Scope:

  • Replicated sampling of 50 to 100 agricultural fields across Nova Scotia encompassing a range of climatic regions, soil types, cropping systems and fertility management systems
  • Analyzed samples to determine a range of soil physical (texture, bulk density), chemical (soil pH, standard fertility analysis, mineral N) and biological (organic C, total N, biological N supply, particulate organic matter) properties to determine both the variation and extent of these properties in Nova Scotia soils

Benefits:

  • Prepare position paper on use of soil N supply calibration functions
  • Groundwork for future research

Outcomes:

  • Recommendations for a measurement-based approach to improved nitrogen management in Nova Scotia, which include:
    • Soil Nitrogen Supply Test
    • Estimation on N mineralization
    • Nitrate Exposure
    • Residual soil N
    • Partial N Balance

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events

  1. Pictou North Colchester Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. NSFA Strategic Plan Focus Group Session

    October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. NSFA Strategic Plan Focus Group Session

    October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Cumberland County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Lunenburg Queens Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

contact

60 Research Drive,
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, N.S.
B6L 2R2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca