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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. MANURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT & CLOSED LOOP RECYCLING
1.1 Current State of the Art on Manure/Nutrient Management Dr. Michael Goss, Dept. of Land Resource Science, U. of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
1.2 Nitrogen & Carbon Transformations in Conventionally-Handled Livestock Manures. Dr. G. Kachanoski, Environ. Soil Services, 605 Arkell Rd., Arkell, ON N0B 1C0
1.3 On-Farm Manure Composting Techniques: Understanding Nitrogen and Carbon Conservation Mr. Richard St. Jean, Ecologistics Ltd, 490 Dutton Drive, Suite A1, Waterloo, ON  N2L 6H7
1.4 Transformations in Soil: Crop Response to Nitrogen in Manures with Widely Different Characteristics Dr. E. G. Beauchamp, J. Buchanan-Smith and M. Goss, Department of Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
1.5 Impact of Manure Application Methods on Water Quality, Focusing on Nitrogen and Bacteria Transport in Soil. Dr. Greg Wall, Land Resource Division, C.L.B.R.R., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 70 Fountain St., Guelph, ON N1H 3N6
1.6 Application of Composted Organic Waste to Agricultural Land Ms. Valerie Alder, Ecolog. Services For Planning, 361 Southgate Drive, Guelph, ON  N1G 3M5
1.7 Soil Organisms as Bioindicators of Agronomic Practices.   (no report) Dr. A. Tomlin, Pest Management Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1391 Sandford St., London, ON  N5V 4T3
1.8 Effect of Controlled Drainage/Subirrigation on Tile Drainage Water Quality and Crop Yields at The Field Scale Dr. Chin Tan, Harrow Res. Station, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, ON, N0R 1G0
1.9 A Literature Review on Wildlife Habitats in Agricultural Landscapes Mr. Lyle Friesen, Canadian Wildlife Service, Env. Canada, Hull QC (Contributors: A.D. Tomlin, AAFC; Alain Baril and Christine Bishop, Canadian Wildlike Service, Env. Canada)
1.10 Assessment of the Influence of Manures for the Control of Soilborne Pests Including Fungi, Bacteria, and Nematodes Dr. George Lazarovits, Pest Management Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1391 Sandford St, London, ON
1.11 Measuring Soil Microbial Populations by Analysis of Their Phospholipid Signatures Dr. Ralph Chapman & Ms. Joy Kohlmaier, Pest Management Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1391 Sandford St, London, ON
1.12 Manure/Nutrient Management -  Research Overview Mr. David T. Morris Box 104, Markdale, ON
2. ON FARM RESEARCH
2.1 Literature Review of On-Farm Research Design and Data Evaluation Methods Ms. Jane Sadler-Richards, Ecologistics Ltd, 490 Dutton Drive, Suite 1A, Waterloo, ON N2L 6H7
2.2 Investigating Methods of Integrating Liquid Manure into a Conservation Tillage Cropping System Mr. David Charlton, Ecolog. Services For Planning, 361 Southgate Drive, Guelph, ON N1G 3M5
2.3 A Comparison of the Environmental Effects of Conservation and Conventional Crop Production Systems, ON, 1994-1996 Ms. Jane Sadler-Richards, Ecologistics Ltd, 490 Dutton Drive, Suite 1A, Waterloo, ON N2L 6H7
2.4 Determining the Factors Responsible for, and Methods to Overcome the Limitations of Conservation Cropping Systems on Clay Soils Dr. Tony Vyn, Crop Science Building, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
2.5 Variable Rate Technology For N Fertilizer Application Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Dept. of Land Resource Science, U. of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
2.6 Measuring the Effect of Crop Residue or Live Cover Crops in Conservation Tillage Systems on Soil and Water Quality. Dr. Craig Drury, Harrow Research Station, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0
2.7 Crop Rotations and Cover Crop Effects on Erosion Control, Tomato Yields and Soil Properties in Southwestern Ontario. R. W. Johnston, Soil Science and Horticultural Soil Management, Ridgetown College of Agricultural Technology, Ridgetown, ON, N0P 2C0
3. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED RESOURCE MONITORING CAPABILITY
3.1 Development of Standard Methodologies: Resident Biomass and Organic Carbon Mr. David Charlton, Ecolog. Services For Planning, 361 Southgate Drive, Guelph, ON N1G 3M5
3.2 Development of Standard Methodologies: Resident Biomass and Organic Carbon Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Environmental Soil Services, 605 Arkell Rd., Arkell, ON N0B 1C0
3.3 Development of Standard Methodologies: Bio-indicators and Methodologies to Quantify Soil Quality. Dr. C. M. Monréal, Ctr for Land & Biological Resources Research, Agric. & Agri-Food Canada, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C6
3.4 Assessing the State of Agricultural Resources: Improving the Land Resource Database. Mr. David Cressman, Ecologistics Limited, 490 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2L 6H7
3.5 State of Resources: Proposal for the Upgrade of Soil Survey Information in Oxford County Mr. D. Charlton, Ecolog. Services For Planning, 361 Southgate Drive, Guelph, ON N1G 3M5
3.6 State of Resources: Development and Application of Standardized Methodology for Sampling Soil Landscape Polygons Mr. J. Hagarty, Ecolog. Services For Planning, 361 Southgate Drive, Guelph, ON, N1G 3M5
3.7 State of Resources: Development and Testing of "State of Agricultural Resources" A Reporting and Monitoring Methodology for Ontario Mr. Harold Moore, Gregory Geoscience Ltd, Kanata Square, Suite 504, 260 Hearst Way, Kanata ON, K2C 2B5
3.8 State of Resources: Monitoring Soil Loss and Redistribution Using 137Cs Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Environ. Soil Services, 605 Arkell Rd., Arkell, ON N0B 1C0
3.9 Management and Dissemination of Digital Data and Relevant Information Collected Through the Green Plan Mr. Ken Denholm, ON. Land Resource Unit, C.L.B.R.R., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 70 Fountain Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3N6
3.10 Partitioning of Solutes from Agricultural Fields within the Hydrologic System at Two Sites in Southern Ontario and the Subsequent Impact on Adjacent Aquatic Ecosystems. Dr. David Rudolph (Kachanoski, Barton), Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
3.11 State of the Resources: Improving the Land Resource Data Base - The Regional Municipality of Waterloo Soil Information Upgrade Mr. D. Cressman, Ecologistics Limited, 490 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2L 6H7
3.12 Evaluation of High resolution Airborne Imagery and Global Position Systems for Monitoring Changes in Agroecosystems Dr. Richard Protz, Dept. of Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, Guelph,   ON N1G 2W1
3.13 An Assessment Of The Approaches And Data Concerning Five Green Plan Project Technical Reports On The State Of Agricultural Resources Mr. Michael Hoffman, AgPlan, Guelph,
ON N1H 4E9
4. SUPPLEMENTARY PROJECTS
4.1a Maintenance Program for Three Southwestern Ontario Watersheds, 1993 - 94. Mr.Craig Merkley, Upper Thames Conservation Authority, R.R. #6, London, ON N6A 4C1
4.1b Maintenance Program for Three Southwestern Ontario Watersheds, 1994 - 95. Mr. Ian Wilcox, Upper Thames Conservation Authority, R.R. #6, London, ON N6A 4C1
4.1c Maintenance Program for Three Southwestern Ontario Watersheds, 1995 - 96. Mr. Deryl Nethercott, Upper Thames Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Rd., London, ON N5V 5B9
4.1d Maintenance Program for Three Southwestern Ontario Watersheds, 1996 - 97 - Final Report. Mr. Deryl Nethercott, Upper Thames Conservation Authority, 1424 Clarke Rd., London, ON N5V 5B9
4.2 An Investigation into the Management of Manure-Nitrogen to Safeguard the Quality of Groundwater. Dr. M.J. Goss, and P.S. Smith, Centre for Land and Water Stewardship, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
4.3 Influence of Soil Texture and Tillage-Induced Changes on the Susceptibility of Legume-N to Leaching. Dr. B.D. Kay, and Dr. V. Rasiah, Dept. of Land Resource Science, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
4.4 Environmental Monitoring of Agricultural Constructed Wetlands - A Provincial Study. Assoc. of Conservation Authorities of Ontario, 418A Sheridan Street, Peterborough,
ON K9H 3J9

 

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