The University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus is conducting a survey of farmers across Ontario about their use of management practices related to soil health, such as cover crops, reduced tillage, soil testing, and crop rotations. Participation is requested from both farmers who use these practices and farmers who do not use them.

The purpose of this survey is to find out more about why farmers use specific practices and why they don’t use these practices. The results of this survey will provide information on factors that influence adoption or represent barriers to adoption of specific practices, which may help to inform the development of policies to encourage greater use of these practices.

To take this survey, please click on the link below:

As an incentive for completing this survey, participants can enter into a draw to win one of 2 $100 Canadian Tire gift cards or one of 40 $20 Tim Horton’s gift cards. Individual survey responses will be anonymized and kept confidential. Survey results will only be reported in aggregate.

The principal investigator for this survey is Dr. Richard Vyn, Associate Professor at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Richard by email ([email protected]) or by phone (519-674-1500 x63552).

This survey has received approval from the Research Ethics Board under REB#19-11-014.

Funding has been provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Take the Ontario Soil Health Practices Survey

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