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Canada and Ontario invest in stewardship


June 25, 2009
By Marg Land


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June 25, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – The new Growing Forward Environmental and
Climate Change program will be delivered in Ontario by the Ontario Soil
and Crop Improvement Association.

June 25, 2009, Guelph, Ont. – The new Growing Forward Environmental and Climate Change program will be delivered in Ontario by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association.

The program will offer farmers environmental farm planning educational workshops that promote the adoption of best management practices for soil, water, air and biodiversity. It will also support farmers’ continued efforts to implement environmental improvement projects, such as:

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  • The use of global positioning system technology to improve pesticide and nutrient application,
  • Improved manure management, and
  • Planting vegetated buffer strips in riparian areas to protect water quality, and water well upgrades.

Canada and Ontario will provide $42.3 million over the next four years for the program, on top of $14.8 million provided during the continuity year. The new program builds on the success of the Canada-Ontario Environmental Farm Plan program.