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Application: OFA urges Ontario farmers to avoid winter spreading

March 12, 2024  by Ontario Federation of Agriculture

As climate change and water quality concerns strengthen, there is increased public, government and media focus on the phosphorus levels in Ontario’s lakes and water courses. There are many urban and rural contributors, but agriculture is often an easy target because farmers’ nutrient management activities are highly visible.

That’s especially the case for hauling and applying manure.

We know manure plays an important role in soil health and crop production, but how and when it is applied can have significant impact on environmental stewardship. Winter application of manure, whether solid or liquid, should be avoided wherever possible – and here are four reasons why:




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