Helping Farmers Make Better Choices about Agronomic Best Management Practices (BMPs).
The CFFO has received $482,275 in CAP cost-share funding toward developing an online app that will help you choose the right mix of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for your farm. Begun in 2019, the project will be completed with the official launch of Resilient Fields in the fall of 2021.
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
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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.
Research and development support for the project is provided by Agri-Food Economic Systems. We are pleased to be partnering with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and a broader group of certified crop advisors across the province to provide early design feedback during the current phase of the project. 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.