The Tier Two Grant supported large-scale, multiple-year projects throughout the province, encouraging innovation and collaboration. The projects spanned across four major focus areas: soil health, nutrient management, seed health, and “other” that responds to major current issues. There are currently no funding opportunities for new Tier Two grants.

2018-2021 Tier Two Reports



Videos highlighting Tier Two projects

These videos were filmed during the 2020 OSCIA annual conference and highlight the second year findings of these projects.

Making Relay Cropping Pay

Maximizing Cereal Rye Cover Crop Management

#RootsNotIron – Phase 2


AgTiv Mycorrhizal Inoculant Trial

Soil health as it relates to Yield

Research Do’s and Don’ts!



These videos were filmed during the 2019 OSCIA annual conference and highlight the first year results from three of our seven Tier Two projects.

Compaction Recovery with Cover Crops

Maximizing Cereal Rye Cover Crop Management for Multiple Benefits

#RootsNotIron – Phase 2


CHECK OUT THE FINAL REPORTS FROM THE 2015-2018 TIER TWO PROJECTS

  1. OTTAWA-CARLETON – Environmentally Sustainable Utilization of Nitrogen on Corn
  2. COCHRANE-TEMISKAMING – Rapid Development of Farmland from Boreal Forest and an Evaluation Relative to Traditional Clearing Methods
  3. ST. CLAIR – Advancing Cover Crop Systems in Ontario – Focus on Soil Nutrients (N+P), Soil Health, Insect and Nematodes
  4. THAMES VALLEY – Roots Not Iron