V . O . Biederbeck

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Soils with a history of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) treatment at field application rates and control soils with no prior exposure to 2,4-D were amended with 2,4-D in the laboratory. Before and during these treatments, the populations of 2,4-D-degrading bacteria were monitored by most-probable-number (MPN) enumeration and hybridization analyses,(More)
Rhizobial inoculants for use in Canada are regulated and have been evaluated in a formal testing program since 1975. This program is carried out by Agriculture Canada under authority of the Fertilizers Act and involves inoculant strain and formulation registration (with Food Production and Inspection Branch) as well as analysis (by Research Branch) of(More)
The inclusion of grain and green manure (GM) or forage legumes in cereal production systems on the Prairies does improve the fertility and quality of soils (Wright 1990; Campbell et al. 1992; Green and Biederbeck 1995; Biederbeck et al. 1998). Legume-based cropping systems can also reduce nitrogen losses and greatly increase the proportion of crop(More)
When sewage effluent was pumped from a lagoon for spray irrigation the pumping process reduced the fecal coliforms (FC) by 66% and the fecal streptococci (FS) by 91%. Bactericidal effects associated with the pumping of effluent were investigated in the laboratory by seeding sterilized effluent with fecal bacteria and repeatedly passing the liquid through a(More)
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