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Nutrient Management and Soil Health Planning


Maximum of $10,000


Nutrient Management and Soil Health Planning was designed for producers who need to develop a first-time plan for nutrient management and soil health.

Eligible Applicants

Producers who:

  • Verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan

Eligible Expenses

Consulting services of a qualified professional (e.g., nutrient management specialist, Certified Crop Advisor, engineer, biologist, etc.) to conduct a first-time assessment and develop one of the following written plans:

  • Crop Nutrient Plan covering one full crop rotation cycle (five-year plan required) that must include:
    • Soil sampling and analysis (including frequency of sampling, sampling plan, and soil test results that include organic matter, soil phosphorus, pH, etc.)
    • Maps of fields, locations of any sensitive features requiring special management or setbacks
    • The following details, on a per field basis:
      • Crop rotation
      • Tillage practices for each crop
      • Nutrients applied from all sources (timing, placement, rates)
      • Crop removal and the nutrient balance for each crop, including credits from legumes and/or manure
      • Fertilizer recommendations for each crop
      • Management practices to reduce risk of nutrient loss
    • Nutrient Management Planning (NMP)
    • Riparian Health Assessment (includes a detailed soil survey or identification of soil and topographic features)
    • Soil Erosion Plan (includes a detailed soil survey or identification of soil and topographic features)
    • Water Management Plan/Wastewater Management Plan

Consulting services may include:

  • Data collection, materials, sampling or analysis
  • Contingency Planning
  • Engineering design services
  • Maps and land resource information costs
  • Planning and decision support tools (e.g., initial purchase of computer software, aerial photos)
  • Report preparation

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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