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LEADS – Windbreaks and Wind Strips


Maximum of $20,000


LEADS – Windbreaks and Wind Strips was designed for producers with fields where soils are at risk of wind erosion and who do not currently have permanent plantings of windbreaks or wind strips, and producers rejuvenating existing windbreaks and perennial wind strips to improve function. Projects will focus on planting and maintenance of permanent tree windbreaks or vegetated wind strips, either perennial or seasonal.

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
  • Site sketch (hand-drawn or computer generated) or AgMaps output showing the project location

Eligible Expenses

  • Site preparation
  • Windbreaks
    • Purchase and planting of native or non-invasive introduced species of trees and shrubs (seeds, seedlings or plugs) that offer high value as a windbreak species
    • Tree species and planting techniques that adhere to practices that would typically be advocated by a professional forester
    • Weed control system (including mechanical and chemical termination)
    • Mulch (including wood/organic mulches and plastic mulches)
    • Maintenance costs, associated with renovating existing tree plantings to enhance windbreak function
  • Wind strips
    • Seed costs for perennial or seasonal vegetative wind strips that offer high value as a wind strip species
  • In-kind contributions

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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