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LEADS – Tillage and Nutrient Application Equipment Modifications


Maximum of $20,000


LEADS – Tillage and Nutrient Application Equipment Modifications program was designed for producers who have not shifted to a strip-till or no-till system or who could improve existing reduced till systems with residue management equipment or nutrient application equipment modifications.

Eligible Applicants

Producers who:

  • Verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan
  • Proposed project located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
  • Completed Farmland Health Check-Up, working with a participating certified crop advisor or professional agrologist

Eligible Expenses

A separate application must be used to apply for each of the following activities:

  • Activity A: Improved Fertilizer management options that work in high residue or no-till situations
    • Equipment or components to enable banding, variable or controlled applications, including high-clearance equipment modifications to facilitate in-crop applications
    • Fertilizer carts, only if used in conjunction with existing strip-till units(e.g., for subsurface placement of fertilizer)
  • Activity B: Tillage and planting improvements that work in high residue or no-till situations
    • Strip-till units or components
    • No-till planting units or components
    • Row cleaners, trash whippers or similar
  • Activity C: Equipment for the purpose of managing cover crops
    • Roller crimpers
    • Cover crop planting equipment
  • In-kind contributions

Note: To apply for multiple activities please submit multiple applications.

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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