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Over 1000 farmers have participated in 1,650 projects through Wellington’s Rural Water Quality Programme since 1999. Many of these projects (manure storage, cover crops, nutrient management plan, etc.) have co-benefits that reduce GHG emissions or sequester (trap) carbon in soils.

Rural residents have also planted 2.8 million trees since 2004 through the Green Legacy Programme. Trees sequester (trap) carbon, help regulate air temperature, reduce erosion from wind and water and provide habitat.


Farm basket with a diverse range of harvested vegetables

Crops

Soil management holds great opportunity to sequester carbon. With assistance from agronomists, farmers can improve and protect their soil health resulting in more consistent yields, more nutritious food and increased carbon uptake.

ONFARM Applied Research (osciaresearch.org)

Soil Health | EFAO 


 

Close view of a single cow on an open grass field.

Livestock

Manure from livestock is part of the formula to improve and protect soil health. Storage and field application techniques can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration in soils.

Manure Management (gov.on.ca)

  

 

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