Soil Health Day Wednesday February 12, 8am – 4pm; Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre, 3310 Walnut St, Alvinston. Come hear the latest findings and experiences of researchers and local farmers on BMPs to improve soil health, manage nutrients and reduce phosphorus loading to the Sydenham River Watershed. Keynote speakers include Steve Groff, a cover crop coach with over 25 […]

Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day, Tom and Lynn Tyhurst, 29701 Cuthbert Road, Dresden. Field Tours: 3 pm. Dinner: 5 pm. Speaker Program: 6 pm. Farmer Panel: Cover Crops and Reduced Tillage with Dan Petker, Port Rowan; Mike Strang, Exeter; Kevin Nixon, London. Can Cover Crops Affect P losses? Dr. Merrin Macrae, University of […]

Climate scientist, soil microbiologist and innovation strategist Walter Jehne hosting a full day of soil health workshops discussing the interaction of the Soil Carbon Sponge, agriculture and climate change; and an evening event on the Soil Carbon Sponge and its implications for human health and climate change in Ontario. These events are a collaboration between […]

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project (LS-SHIP). Following in the footsteps of the Soil Health Improvement Program, available last fall, LS-SHIP offers financial support to farmers in the Lake Simcoe watershed for implementing select Best Management Practices (BMPs) that improve […]

December 20, 2016 Guelph, ON – Several years ago, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) in cooperation with the University of Guelph established the ‘Soil Health Graduate Scholarship’. Jordan Graham, who recently enrolled in the graduate program within the School of Environment Sciences is the 2016-17 recipient of this scholarship. Jordan’s research is […]

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) has been extended! Applications will continue to be received until funding is fully allocated. Applications will now be reviewed in the order they are received for the entire GLASI eligible area. Now is the time to apply for your 2017 projects! With up […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2016 By Lilian Schaer Millbank, ON – Dean Bauman was in search of a low maintenance windbreak that would reduce wind erosion of the soil and control weed seeds on his Perth County dairy farm near Millbank. It was during an Environmental Farm Plan workshop that he first learned of […]

  Prepared by Amy Petherick for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Guelph ON– The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs is in the process of generating an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy in collaboration with partner organizations, and has invited the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association to contribute. The first step is the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2016 The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is pleased to announce the new Soil Health Improvement Program (SHIP) for agricultural producers in the Lake Simcoe, Nottawasaga, and South-eastern Georgian Bay watersheds. With funding by Environment and Climate Change Canada through the Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund, SHIP offers financial support for […]


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