The Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has released a new cost-share program for agricultural producers in the south-western Ontario region called the GLASI Farmland Health Incentive Program.
The program offers funding to local agricultural producers to support the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that improve soil health, water quality, and pollinator health.
The program includes a free Farmland Health Check-Up by a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) who will provide recommendations on how your farm can implement BMPs to address operational challenges.
BMPs suggested by the CCA can be funded at a maximum contribution of 75% through the program and include solutions such as:
- Cover Crops
- Tillage and Equipment Modifications
- Erosion Control Structures
- Organic Amendments
- Crop Nutrient Plans
- Buffer Strips
- Field Windbreaks/Windstrips
- Fragile Land Retirement
For more information about the project and to determine if you are eligible for funding, review the program brochure below: