Posted  19 Sep, 2019 
In: News

INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR SOIL TESTS SUBSIDIZED?

Organic Alberta is looking for producers to participate in our Soil Quality Toolkit Pilot. The aim of the pilot is to benchmark soil quality on your farm, and also gain valuable feedback on a soil quality toolkit for producers in Alberta. Organic Alberta will provide the toolkit and subsidize the cost of soil tests. You will provide detailed feedback on your experience with the tool.

How does it work?

  • You will select two fields on your farm and complete the following on each field:
    • Alberta Soil Quality Card
    • Take soil samples and send the soil tot he CARA Soil Health Lab. Samples will be tested for biological, chemical, and physical indicators.
  • In January or February, you will attend a webinar with other producers in the program and a soil health expert to go over your soil quality results.
  • Provide critical feedback to Organic Alberta so that we can improve the soil quality toolkit for future use in the province.

How much does it cost?

It is $75 to participate. Organic Alberta will cover the rest of the costs associated with soil testing.

Who is eligible?

  • Organic, transitioning, and conventional producers
  • Crop, livestock, and fruit and vegetable producers
  • Alberta producers

Limited spaces are available. For more information and to apply, contact Tierra Stokes at tierra.stokes@organicalberta.org or call 587-521-2400. Application deadline is October 1, 2019.


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