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A bus is available as a ticket option. The cost is $70 from Edmonton and $40 from Calgary. Please visit the registration site (see the link below) to buy a ticket.
Student travel assistance is available: To apply, please download the request form.
Where the Cross Roads meet between Bringing Back the Bison and Industry - "Fighting for Grassland"
Why Farmers and Ranchers Should Care About Mycorrhizal Fungi
miyo mâmawi atoskewin: “Working together in a good way” to evaluate soil quality on First Nations reserve lands
The imprint of time on Canadian soil landscapes
The enhanced Alberta Farm Fertilizer Information and Recommendation Manager (AFFIRM) v3 decision support tool is an interactive nutrient management decision support application, which allows the user to evaluate nutrient requirements for crop production based on Alberta research and production economics. AFFIRM is designed to be used by a wide range of users, including farmers, ranchers, crop specialists, farm consultants, industry agents, students and researchers to assist in optimizing fertilizer application rates. The new version has several upgraded features and capabilities that will enhance the users’ ability to evaluate fertilizer and manure management practices. It is now a web-based application, accessible through a web browser using a computer or mobile device such as a tablet. It is accessed through a free basic level My Alberta Digital Identification (MADI) account (account.alberta.ca). The use of MADI allows the user to store and retrieve their specific information in a secure environment.
In this pre-workshop session, the AFFIRM team (Len Kryzanowski, Director of Environmental Strategy and Research, and Symon Mezbahuddin, Geomatics Modelling Specialist of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry) will demonstrate how to use the new AFFIRM v3.0. The attendees can also play with the AFFIRM tool and gain hands on experience on different enhanced and cool features of the new AFFIRM v3.0.
Oral and poster presentations include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, technical papers within four distinct fields, and volunteer papers. Currently the five technical groups are: Land Use, Soil Fertility, Land Reclamation, Forest, Riparian and Wetland Soils and Pedogenesis and Soil Inventory.
The Alberta Soil Science Workshop is held to facilitate regional interaction among professionals in soil science. Typically 100 to 150 participants gather for a 1 to 2 day program.
Workshop participants include a diversity of professionals from private industry (e.g. consultants in agronomy, pedology, reclamation, remediation, and environmental services; chemists from commercial analytical laboratories), government (federal, provincial, municipal) and academia (universities and colleges).
The workshop is graduate student-friendly, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance presentation skills in a supportive setting (travel bursaries are available for out-of-town students; awards are made for the best student presentations).