Nutrient Management Plan and Exercises
The Nutrient Management Planning Internet version was developed to provide
information and tools to producers, particularly managers of livestock
operations, for an economic and environmentally sustainable farming operation.
These tools, which include manure-nutrient management information, are intended
to increase the efficiency of the operations and reduce the risk of environmental
The Internet Nutrient Management Planning version is condensed from the Nutrient
Management Planning for Livestock Production, which is used as a training resource
and reference booklet for agricultural producers and specialists when participating in
Nutrient Management workshops in Alberta. These workshops are conducted by Landwise
Inc. and Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (AAFRD).
A complete curriculum, which is intended to be used in training workshops
will be available in August, 2000. For additional information contact
or Landwise Inc.
Funding for this project has been a collaborative effort, including: AAFRD, AESA,
LandWise Inc. can characterize soil in detail, locate and record soil and
landscape differences spatially with global positioning systems (GPS), map
soil and landscapes in detail and interpret and present land variability
using aerial photography and AGRASID (Alberta soil and landscape data).
In addition, LandWise Inc. uses remote sensing as a tool to help
map field and crop variability and use digital elevation models (DEMs) to
delineate topographic variation in the field.
LandWise Inc. will develop farm conservation
and site specific management plans and identify and map management zones
for each field.
We also will assist in the implementation of plans
and farm data management systems to document land management and crop yield
LandWise Inc. provides training in: site-specific
management, precision farming, record keeping and mapping software, land
resource conservation planning, soil-landscape information and manure nutrient
management courses for farmers, agribusiness personnel, and land agents.
On-Farm Research and Development
LandWise Inc. can design practical farm experiments,
manages, analyzes and interprets yield records and maps. In addition,
LandWsie can provide contract specialists for: decision support systems,
engineering and geomatics applications, certified crop advice, digital photography
and cost/benefit analysis.
Soil Sampling Strategies
LandWise Inc. will evaluate farmers priorities
and field variability to establish soil sampling approaches through the
use of aerial photography, DEMs and GPS to locate sampling points and benchmark
locations. Geo-statistics and multivariate analysis may be used to
verify boundaries and management zone characteristics.
LandWise Inc. offers advice on record keeping
and mapping as well as providing computerized mapping services.
services provided are; scanning, map presentation and use of Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) for mapping and theme layering.