Agricultural Soil & Nutrients
On February 28, 2019, the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation was replaced by the Agricultural Environmental Management Code of Practice. This page is being updated to be consistent with the new regulation.
Effective soil management is critical for producing field crops. It begins with knowing basic physical and chemical properties of your soils from soil mapping and classification.
Soil and Nutrients for Crops
Soil Mapping and Classification
Knowing about soil at a given location is important for making decisions about land use and management. A variety of factors influence the soil properties at a given location, and the properties influence many aspects of soil and nutrient management.
The objective of soil management is to maintain soils in a physical, chemical and biological condition favourable for crop growth, while minimizing the risks to the environment from potential effects of erosion.
Nutrient management is about supplying crops with the appropriate amount, form, placement, and timing of nutrients (whether as manure, commercial fertilizer, or other nutrient sources) to optimize crop growth and minimize environmental risks.
Soil Management for Home Gardens
Find advice on various topics related to soil management in small lot agriculture:
Buying Topsoil (PDF)