Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) applications open January 15th 2020

Declining water quality is a significant concern in parts of Lake Erie. To support water quality improvements in Lake Erie, Ontario has committed to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie's western and central basins by 40 per cent by 2025.

LEADS targeted programming under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) will build on the substantial leadership that Ontario farmers in the Lake Erie watershed have demonstrated actions to improve soil health and water quality.

Farmers will work one-on-one with a participating certified crop advisor or professional agrologist, free of charge, to identify best management practices (BMPs) tailored to the specific needs of their operation.

LEADS targets the Lake Erie watershed to address the following priorities:

  • Reducing nutrient loss, in particular, phosphorus from agriculture production within Ontario's Lake Erie watershed.

  • Improving soil health of farmland.

Intake Timing

Application intake will open January 15, 2020 and remain open until funds are fully committed.

Application Information

  • The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) administers cost-share funding for LEADS

  • Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms can be found on the OSCIA website.

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