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The agronomic benefit of pulp mill boiler wood ash

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, James
dc.contributor.advisor Acharya, Surya
dc.contributor.author Patterson, Shane
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-25T14:54:57Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-25T14:54:57Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/127
dc.description xxiii, 142 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Land application of wood ash is becoming more appealing, as a disposable alternative, to landfilling options. It is estimated that 110,000 tonnes of wood ash is produced annually in Alberta by cogeneration systems, a large percentage produced in Central and Peace River Regions of Alberta. Alkaline (pH-13) properties and nutrient content of wood ash provides an alternative for the acidic and nutrient deficient soils within these regions. The objective of this field study was to determine the effect wood ash applications would have under field conditions on: the chemical and physical properties of soils; barley dry matter production; grain and seed yield of barley and canola; and the nutrient and metal uptake by crop tissue. Ash applications significantly increased dry matter and seed yield, improved crop nutrient quality, increased soil pH and improved soil nutrient availability, while not infringing on any environmental regulations. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2001 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Woodwaste as mulch, soil conditioner, etc. -- Alberta en
dc.subject Organic wastes as fertilizer -- Alberta en
dc.subject Ash disposal -- Alberta en
dc.subject Ash disposal -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title The agronomic benefit of pulp mill boiler wood ash en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences

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