Soil Health Check-Up

Free assessments are available to farm businesses in the Lake Simcoe, Nottawasaga, and South-eastern Georgian Bay watersheds.

Work with a Certified Crop Advisor to review the health and productivity of your farm

Contact an eligible CCA in your area to complete a Soil Health Check-Up on your farm

What is the Soil Health Check-Up?

In partnership with Ontario’s Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs), the Soil Health Check-Up facilitates an assessment of on-farm soil health and water quality.
Three key fields on your farm will be assessed to establish both baseline soil health levels, and target levels.
The Soil Health Check-Up provides farmers with a unique opportunity to work with a CCA free of charge.

Soil Health Check-Up workbook.

Muck Soil Health Check-Up workbook.

 Eligible Geography

CCAs Eligible to Complete the Soil Health Check-Up

To be eligible for the Soil Health Improvement Program you must complete a Soil Health Check-Up with an eligible Certified Crop Advisor.

Only CCAs participating in the program are eligible to deliver the Check-Up, if you know a CCA who may be interested, direct them to contact SHIP for more information.

wdt_IDCCA NameAddressCountiesPhoneEmail
8 Taylor Holmes Amaranth Wellington, Grey, Dufferin 519-939-8643
2 Al Kerslake Elmvale Dufferin, Durham, Grey, Kawartha, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Simcoe, Sudbury 705-717-2662
3 Steph Kowalski Dundalk Simcoe, Dufferin, Grey 705-309-3774
4 Andy Van Niekerk Stayner Dufferin, Durham, Grey, Kawartha, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Simcoe, Sudbury 705-446-5080

Discuss the specifics of your farm:

Water Erosion
Wind Erosion
Tillage Erosion
Subsurface Compaction
Organic Matter
Soil Life
Soil Chemistry


The Check-Up will be used to identify Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will aim to improve the soil health of your farm.  

Completing the Check-Up with a CCA is a prerequisite for the Soil Health Improvement Program.

Have a question? Contact OSCIA directly at (226) 706-8669 or


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