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Producer – Fragile Land Retirement


Maximum of $10,000


Producer – Fragile Land Retirement provide support to producers with fragile lands, including severely eroded knolls and compacted headlands, that were annually cropped within the past two years. Applicants must demonstrate a long-term commitment (at least 15 years) to retiring land in order to access support.

Eligible Applicants

Applicant must have completed:

  • A verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan
  • A site sketch (hand-drawn or computer-generated) or AgMaps output showing the proposed project location

Eligible Expenses

  • Seeding fragile land sites to permanent vegetative cover including establishing native trees or shrubs, native grasses or native wildflowers to stabilize sites
    • Site preparation
    • Purchase and planting of native or non-invasive introduced species of trees, shrubs, grasses, legumes or wildflowers
      • Tree planting techniques must adhere to practices that would typically be advocated by a professional forester
      • Total eligible costs for tree purchase and planting is capped at $50 per tree
    • Weed control system, including mulch
  • Activities that are designed to manage and treat runoff leaving agricultural land and reaching watercourses
    • Constructed wetlands that collect and treat tile drain water or surface waters from agricultural land before entering a watercourse or drain
    • Enhancing standing inlets to slow movement of water from field and increase infiltration time
    • Installing biofilters
    • Installing vegetated grass strips on the contour to reduce velocity of water flow and increase infiltration
  • 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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