General Information
File Identifier: Agriculture.GDB.AgriculturalLandResourceAtlas2005_ChemicalExpenseIndex2001
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-12-04
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta
Organization Role: publisher
Identification Information
Title: Chemical Expense Index 2001
Dataset Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Abstract: The data represents the relative expense of farm chemicals (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) in the agricultural area of Alberta. It is an estimate of the degree to which crop production agriculture may contribute to surface or groundwater contamination.Agriculture production that makes greater use of herbicides, insecticides and pesticides in generally considered more intensive. Presenting the relative farm chemical expenses by SLC polygons reveals where the most intensive agricultural production in the province occurs. Chemical use is part of an equation to determine a measure of surface water quality risk. If an area is known to have certain risk factors that would affect not only surface, but groundwater quality as well, a higher chemical expense index ranking in that same area may be of concern. Where risks of surface or groundwater contamination exist, environmental farm planning can help to minimize them.
Hierarchy Level: Dataset
Data Type: Vector
Scale 1: 3000000
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Classification unclassified
Classification System Government of Alberta Security Classification System
Handling Description
Data Theme
Theme Topics: environment, inlandWaters, farming
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: 3400
Reference System Organization ID: EPSG
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -120.50134
South Bounding Latitude: 47.601134
East Bounding Longitude: -109.50517
North Bounding Latitude: 61.39605
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Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: This information was originally published within the Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta.
Contact Information
Organization: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit
Address: 7000 – 113 St
City: Edmonton
State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6H 5T6
Telephone: 403-742-7901
Distribution Information
Format Name: SDE Feature Class
Format Version: ArcGIS 10.3.1
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