Learn about Agriculture

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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

Fertilizer

Fertilizer

Plants require nutrients to grow. As plants grow, they use nutrients from the soil. When they are harvested, they take those nutrients with them and so they need to be replenished for the next crop.


 

Websites to Investigate This Topic Further

Footnotes

  1. Fertilizer Canada. (2017). “What Is Fertilizer?”
  2. Agriculture in the Classroom – SK. (2015). “Food Production – Ways to Farm” from the classroom resource Feeding a Growing World: Exploring Saskatchewan’s Role in Global Food Security.
  3. Fertilizer Canada. (2017). “What Is 4R Nutrient Stewardship?”
  4. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. (January 1, 1993). “Legume Green Manuring.”
  5. Fertilizer Canada. (2017). “FAQS – Fertilizer Fundamentals.”

References

Photo Credits

"Corn stunted from nitrogen deficiency", Page 1 – Shanna Shroeder 

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