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Fertilizer and Pesticide Management in Canada
Fertilizer and Pesticide Management in Canada presents information on the various practices used to manage chemical inputs, specifically chemical fertilizers and pesticides, on Canadian farms. The analysis contained in this article is based on results from the 2001 Farm Environmental Management Survey (FEMS).
Canadian farmers are actively involved in environmental initiatives and are adopting farming practices that minimize pollution risks to air, water and soil, while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity. FEMS results provide useful information for measuring the adoption of environmentally sound practices and for assisting governments, farmers and non-governmental organizations in the promotion and development of new farm environmental programs and practices. FEMS results show that there are differences between provinces with respect to chemical input management practices as a result of different production practices, climate and commodities.