The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Celebrates National Soil Conservation Week April 21 – 27 2019 Guelph, Ontario National Soil Conservation Week, championed by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC), is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of healthy soil resources to OSCIA members, participants in OSCIA-administered programs, and all Ontarians. “Promotion of soil […]

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?” With society’s […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017 Guelph, ON—Back for its third year, the Grassland Stewardship Program (GSP) will begin accepting applications in early January 2018. The program supports on-farm conservation activities that benefit Bobolink and other grassland birds at risk, and is piloting the use of Conservation Agreements. GSP is delivered by the Ontario Soil and […]

By Lilian Schaer on behalf of Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Guelph, Ontario Farmers and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority have joined forces to help improve water quality in the region. A unique funding opportunity, called the Priority Subwatershed Project (PSP), provides farmers with cost share support to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) […]

By Lilian Schaer on behalf of Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Guelph, Ontario Local landowners and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority are working together on a program to improve water quality in the Lake Huron coastal watershed. The Priority Subwatershed Project (PSP) provides landowners in the Garvey-Glenn and Gully Creek subwatersheds with cost share funding […]

Connecting the value chain from farm to fork: National EFP Summit will take place again this November (Calgary, Alberta) June 28, 2017 – The National Environmental Farm Plan (NEFP) steering committee invites Agri-food stakeholders from across the value chain to attend the second annual NEFP Summit in Ottawa this November. Building on unprecedented support from […]

As a response to declining Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark populations across the province, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has teamed up with researchers to launch an innovative, citizen-science platform for farmers to record sightings of these two species at risk. GrassLander, a convenient web-based map, gives Ontario farmers the ability to easily […]

OSCIA is pleased to announce the return of the BadgerWay Program for 2017, with applications now being accepted for eligible projects initiated on or after April 1, 2017. BadgerWay is part of the Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) initiative funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, and supports farm habitat for the American badger, […]

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