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A geographical profile of manure production in Canada, 2001

2006

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This Statistics Canada publication is a collection of five annotated maps and graphs that describe the geographic distribution of manure in Canada by river basin. The amount of manure produced is estimated along with some of the major substances found in manure: (i) nitrogen, (ii) phosphorus, (iii) total coliform bacteria and (iv) fecal coliform bacteria. The maps and figures presented in this report indicate that there are geographic areas in Canada characterized by higher levels of total livestock manure and related production of nitrogen, phosphorus and bacteria. Areas that repeatedly showed the highest levels were found in central and southern Alberta, southern Manitoba, southern Ontario, southeastern Quebec, parts of Prince Edward Island, the west Fraser River area in southern British Columbia and an area near Wolfville and Kentville, Nova Scotia.

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agriculture environment farming water soil natural resources cattle chemicals environmental degradation livestock rivers fertiliser economic sector livestock farming cows agricultural fertilizer drainage basin economy, business and finance natural environment human impact on the environment manures river steers calves heifers drainage area primary industries drainage areas

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