arm businesses located in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watershed area and/or the Lake Huron southeast shores watershed interested in offsetting the costs of upgrading planting units may be eligible for funding.
There are over 700 species of pollinators in Ontario. They include butterflies, moths, wasps, flies and, of course, bees.
If not used properly, insecticide seed treatments can negatively affect pollinating insects. In a pneumatic seeder these seed treatments create dust around the planter and can cause significant damage to pollinator populations. Installing dust deflectors that direct dust to the soil surface significantly reduces the impacts of these seed treatments.
GLASI’s Dust Deflector Program provides cost-share funding of 75% up to a cap of $3,000 per eligible farm business
to help offset the costs of upgrading planting units between April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
GLASI supports all types of dust deflector installations, from including a unit on a new planter to custom designing your own using the OMAFRA guidelines.