Environment: Farmers score well on performance-based nutrient management inspections

Though only a small percentage of farms with Nutrient Management Plans have been inspected by the Ministry of the Environment, most have scored well with 74 per cent exceeding provincial expectations


The Ministry of the Environment is taking a new approach to nutrient management inspections.

Trevor Robak, the divisional program specialist with the Ministry of the Environment, Southwestern Region, was instrumental in setting up this new inspection program and has been working with members of the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition (OFEC) to create a process which focuses on education and outreach, rather than strictly enforcement.

Better Pork - June 2008