Farmers can celebrate Ontario’s Agriculture Week with a free soil test.
By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Image by niknak09 from Pixabay
Ontario is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Agriculture Week, and The Greenbelt Foundation is celebrating by offering a free soil health testing program.
Although the celebratory week is already half over, The Greenbelt Foundation’s offer with the Soil Health Institute is ongoing.
Via the program, farmers can:
- evaluate current soil health and compare it to similar soils in their region;
- understand how much healthier their soil can be;
- measure and track the impact of different management practices on soil health.
This opportunity is open to grain and oilseed farmers throughout the Golden Horseshoe region—in Hamilton, Halton, and Peel.
In 2024, farmers in Niagara, York, and Durham will be eligible.
Soil health is one of the more important factors that can lead to a successful harvest, improve profits, boost the strength of local food systems, and further Ontario’s ecological sustainability goals.
To sign up for the program, visit: https://www.greenbelt.ca/greenbelt_soil_health.