2022 Ontario BioStrip Till Tailgate Tour

April 13th, 19th, 21st and 25th

Brought to you by OSCIA and St. Clair Region Conservation Authority.

Are the planters and drills ready but the weather still to cold and ground too damp to be in the field? Join us on all or part of the 2022 Ontario Biostrip Till Tailgate Tour!

With sites located in Chatham, Huron, Simcoe, Dundas, Ottawa, Niagara and Brant, there is a stop not too far away. Meet with farmers, researchers, ag extension, and conservation authority staff to explore the world of Bio Strip-till farming.

Join us by parking safely on the side of the road as indicated in the site details table and maps and meet with the host for what part of the two-hour block interests you.

Tours will be very informal. Bring your questions. Rain or shine, so bring your raincoat, rubber boots, umbrella, and a lawn chair. No refreshments, lunch or washroom facilities provided at the sites so plan accordingly.

Wednesday April 13th, 2022 (Chatham-Kent and Lambton)

TIMEHOSTADDRESSDIRECTIONS
9-11 amUniversity of Guelph (Ridgetown)Across from 20701 Victoria Rd, Ridgetown (west side)
Important NOTE: Pls complete UG Covid Screening Form before attending. Click here!
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12-2 pmWoody VanArkel11234 Cedar Hedge Line, Dresdenclick here
3-5 pmMike Belan2086 Naylor Rd., Oil Springsclick here

Tuesday April 19th, 2022 (Huron and Simcoe)

TIMEHOSTADDRESSDIRECTIONS
9:30-11:30 amLawrence Hogan and Steve Howard85745 Division Line, Lucknowclick here
2:30-4:30 pmPeter Harvey5075 11th Line, New Tecumsethclick here

Thursday April 21st, 2022 (Dundas and Ottawa)

TIMEHOSTADDRESSDIRECTIONS
9-11 amWarren Schneckenburger (Strip-till)5015 Smiths Rd Morrisburgclick here
12-2 pmWinchester Research Station (Bio Strip-till)12088 Baker Rd. Winchesterclick here
3-5 pmJon Daly, Tara Farms Agri Services (Strip-till)6311 First Line Rd, Manotickclick here

Monday April 25th, 2022 (Niagara and Brant)

TIMEHOSTADDRESSDIRECTIONS
9:30-11:30 amLarry DyckHigh Rd between Martindale and Spring Creek Rd, one road west of Victoria Ave/ (Cty #24), Lincolnclick here
If rain, come here
1:30-3:30 pmMatt Beischlag (Hagersville) and Tyler McBlain (Middleport)1302 Hwy. # 54, Caledoniaclick here

WHAT IS BIO STRIP-TILL?

While there are many flavours, it essentially is replacing steel with plants to do the tillage. It is the practice where alternating rows of cover crops mixes are planted to mimic strip tillage, AKA “biological” strip tillage. Come and see what the possibilities are.

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