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Air quality monitoring and management


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Air quality monitoring and management

Involves evaluating the effect of different agricultural and industrial facilities on air quality, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and human health and well-being Expertise: Managing odour issues associated with intensive livestock operations Effects of acid-generating airborne substances on soil and vegetation  

Biosolids, compost and manure management

Core knowledge areas: Biochemistry Microbiology Soil chemistry and fertility Activities: Manage various agricultural, industrial and municipal waste streams Develop land application plans of various waste products (i.e. manures, biosolids) Monitor and assess soil chemical, physical and biological properties Develop policies and programs Develop and manage compost Odour control  

Biosystem and agricultural engineering

Involves agricultural design Activities: Advise on the use of buildings, structures, machinery and equipment Advise on the development, management and use of waste treatment and ecological systems  

Geographic information systems and remote sensing

Involves the collection, analysis and representation of spatial data, used to assist other professionals with: Biophysical resource inventories Pre-disturbance assessments Environmental impact mitigation planning Vegetation/soil management and conservation Reclamation planning Environmental monitoring Nutrient management Crop pest spatial analyses and management Socio-economic impact assessments Agrology professionals in this area may work for: Environmental impact assessments related […]

Greenhouse gas assessment and management

Involves a number of scientific core knowledge areas related to greenhouse gases Activities: Evaluate farm gate greenhouse gas sources and sinks Develop sampling plans to monitor and verify success of c-sequestration in agricultural and non-agricultural soils Evaluate wetland sources and sinks Devise management strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions  

Laboratory services

Involves providing government and/or industry with laboratory support Activities: Sample management Sample preparation and analysis Instrumental analysis Database management Quality assurance and quality control process development and implementation Reporting  

Land negotiations, leasing and dispositions

Involves negotiating lease agreements between landowners and companies that want to build infrastructure like well pads, access roads, pipelines, and compressor stations Expertise: Land use issues Land evaluation systems Land economics Agricultural production systems Contract development Negotiation  

Pest management and bio-control

Involves identification and management of pests, including weeds, insects and disease Focuses on crop and vegetation protection through the application of pest control products and/or bio-control principles Agrology professionals in this area include: Weed scientists Entomologists Plant pathologists  

Range and pasture evaluation, conservation planning and management

Core knowledge areas: Botany Vegetation ecology Soil science Animal science Activities: Rangeland inventories involving the identification of vegetation, range conditions, carrying capacity, soil types, utilization patterns, topography and streams Infrastructure improvements such as roads, watering points and fences Rangeland monitoring and assessment of ecosystem health Rangeland reclamation Assess wildlife habitats Develop conservation and management plans […]

Soil fertility evaluation and nutrient management

Core knowledge areas: Soil chemistry and fertility Plant nutrition and physiology Landscape pedology Activities: Sample and monitor programs for fertility evaluation Develop nutrient management plans for cropping systems Consult with producers Laboratory analysis Sample handling Fertilizer manufacture and sales