Helping farmers find field solutions backed by science.
Following best management practices isn’t as simple as it sounds. Resilient Fields is a new, free online tool to help Ontario crop farmers find sustainable solutions for field-based problems.
Resilient Fields will help you weigh options ahead of your growing season and your entire crop rotation. Use the app with your crop advisor or on your own to balance trade-offs and find sustainable solutions that are backed by science and supported by articles and videos. You can also access other tools such as the 4Rs, cover crop choices, maps and many more.
How it Works
First, you input specific field conditions and your current agronomic practices. Then you identify a particular concern you have. The app offers advice broken down into four categories of concern:
- Keeping your soils
- Managing nutrient loss
- Managing the growing season
- Handling water and drainage issues
The app explains how to spot problems and what factors may be causing it. It also offers carefully vetted resources, articles and videos, all with expert, up-to-date advice that offer a range of potential solutions.
Why It’s Important
Even if your goals are straightforward, there are many potential scenarios you could follow to achieve them. In many cases, you will face a range of options and trade-offs when it comes to field management. The app is designed to streamline the process of making field management decisions while respecting sustainable farming practices.
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The CFFO has received $482,275 in CAP cost-share funding toward developing Resilient Fields. Begun in 2019, the project was completed with the official launch of Resilient Fields in August 2021.
Developed in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
Research and development support provided by Agri-Food Economic Systems.
This project is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assisted in the delivery of the Partnership in Ontario.