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Canola growers paid for following 4R program

WESTERN PRODUCER — The Canola Council of Canada has unveiled its Canola 4R Advantage program, which pays growers up to $12,000 per year for using best management practices (BMPs). | Screencap via canolacouncil.org

Canola farmers can now be rewarded for their nutrient stewardship practices.

The Canola Council of Canada has unveiled its Canola 4R Advantage program, which pays growers up to $12,000 per year for using best management practices (BMPs).

The council is receiving up to $17.4 million in funding for the program over the next two years from Agriculture Canada’s On-Farm Climate Action Fund.

Growers in the three prairie provinces will be able to claim up to 85 percent of eligible costs for up to two of the following four BMPs:

    • soil testing

    • enhanced efficiency fertilizers

switching from fall nitrogen application to spring banding or a split of spring banding and in-crop application

field zone mapping consulting services for variable rate nitrogen

The annual funding limit for each BMP is $6,000 per grower, which means $12,000 is available to each farm business per year of the program.

Applications can be submitted starting on Aug. 17. Eligible expenses must be incurred between Feb. 7, 2022, and March 31, 2023, for the 2022 application.

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