By Top Crop Manager
Oct. 31, 2014 - The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is accepting nominations for its Soil Champion Award. The annual award recognizes strong advocates of sustainable soil management.
To be eligible for this year's award, an individual must be a resident of Ontario or have contributed to soil management in a way that directly influences improved soil health and crop production sustainability in Ontario.
Sustainable soil management practices may be defined as those that:
- Make the most efficient use of nutrients;
- Support systems with no net loss of organic matter and soil aggregate stability;
- Builds the population and diversity of soil organisms;
- Effectively manages surface water to support reduced tillage systems.
For more information, call the OSCIA at 519-826-4214, or download the nomination form.
Deadline for all nominations and supporting documents is November 30, 2014. The winner will be announced at the OSCIA annual meeting in February 2015.