Have you got any of the OMAFRA BMP books on your shelf? Have you picked one up somewhere and have been meaning to look through it? I just spent a few minutes looking at Best Management Practices for Phosphorus (only 8 pages!) and Best Management Practices for Reducing Phosphorus from Agricultural Sources (A Phosphorus Primer).
No doubt that they are topical resources. For one thing, you might be interested in a stewardship project on your farm to reduce phosphorus loss. If you are in the Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, or Lake Huron southeast shores watersheds, you might be accessing Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI) funding. Phosphorus, whether agricultural or from other sources has been making the news regularly. Maybe you get asked about phosphorus or algae blooms by non-farmers.
Here’s a quick pop up quiz on some information from these publications, to inspire you to read more and to see what else you can do on your farm.
Want to learn more? Here’s how to get the free BMP publications:
Online at ServiceOntario Publications
By phone through the ServiceOntario Contact Centre, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
- 416-325-3408 (TTY)
- 1-800-668-9938 Toll-free across Canada
- 1-800-268-7095 TTY Toll-free across Ontario
Some OMAFRA Resource Centres may also have the BMP Publications in stock.
The Best Management Practices for Reducing Phosphorus from Agricultural Sources (A Phosphorus Primer) is Item Number BMP24E. Best Management Practices for Phosphorus is Item Number 016976.