Scroll down to explore all the various agricultural resources available, or click any of the links to the left to jump directly to that section.
As stewards of the land, farmers utilize a variety of techniques to keep soil on the field – and out of local watercourses. These techniques are important to ensure the sustainability of the farm, crop yield and the environment.
Cover Crops – Evaluating Cover Crops
Cover Crops into Standing Corn
Evaluating Cover Crop Options After Winter Wheat
There are a variety of grants and funding available for farmers and agricultural landowners for stewardship projects on their properties.
The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP local workshop process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions.
Once the EFP is in place, you may be able to apply for cost share programs . More information can be found here:
Click here for more details on the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association website or contact Joanne Sanderson, OSCIA Workshop Leader.
OSCIA Workshop Leader
Essex Region Conservation Authority has grants available raging from 33% – 90% of eligible project costs. However, it is important to apply for funding before any work begins.
ERCA Agricultural Technician
Phone: 519-776-5209 ex 369
Cover Crop Tool – Cover crop options for your farm
Nitrogen Calculator – GOCorn.net Corn Nitrogen rates
Agricultural Apps – Check out latest Ag Apps
Below is a list of local contractors that provide services you may need for your farm. This list of contractors is provided for member convenience. The Essex Soil and Crop Improvement Association does not accept any liability for the opinions or services rendered. As with any contractor services, relying on them is at your own risk.
Water Well Contractors
Essex County Federation of Agriculture
Essex Region Conservation Authority
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ontario Soil & Crop
University of Guelph
Historical Weather Data
Historical Weather Data 2020