By Top Crop Manager
April 26, 2016, Ontario – The province of Ontario is partnering with the Government of Canada on a new soil mapping initiative that will contribute to the growing understanding of how land use patterns have changed by using new and up to date technologies.
With an investment of $5.1 million through Growing Forward 2, the new data collected by the soil mapping initiative will help farmers adjust their management practices by:
- Providing data to support agricultural and environmental initiatives
- Contributing information to support climate change mitigation and adaption efforts
- Further protecting the quality of Ontario's lakes, rivers and streams.
Ontario will continue to work with the federal government to continue to seek a long-term funding path that would continue this important work after Growing Forward 2 program ends to ensure soil mapping is expanded to cover the entire province.