This 2020 season has been off to an interesting start.
Hello Friends of SCCC, This year National Soil Conservation Week (NSCW) is celebrated between April 15th and 21st. SCCC looks forward to spreading the word about soil care to the Canadian public and we need your help to promote its importance during NSCW. Here are a few examples of this year’s NSCW activities you can […]
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 […]
A new funding program being delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) aims to improve soil health through investments in nutrient application equipment. With 60 per cent cost-share support, up to a maximum of $25,000 per business, this is a significant opportunity for Ontario’s nutrient applicators.
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 […]
By Lilian Schaer for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Growing up, Ellen Cottrell remembers a small grassland bird called the bobolink being a common sight on her family’s rural Ontario farm. That’s no longer the case – the striking song bird that depends on hayfields and pasture for breeding habitat is now a species […]
Join OSCIA and the Ontario Badger Project at an information session to learn about badgers and cost-share funding opportunities in support of species at risk.