Timing Matters


Learn more about the Timing Matters initiative and the Peer to Peer Response Team.


Find more information about proper nutrient application timing and practical short or long term solutions.


Watch videos about the risks of poor nutrient application timing and find solutions that work for you.

Case Studies

Understand the real risks to Ontario's streams and lakes associated with poor nutrient application timing.

Other Resources

Other helpful resources for nutrient management planning.

When it comes to nutrient application, the timing matters.

Applying nutrients to frozen or snow-covered ground is a problem. This is because nutrients can be lost to runoff from rain, melting snow and thawing soil and lead to reduced water quality, and algae blooms in our streams, rivers, and lakes. The right timing makes good financial sense and reduces environmental impacts. And it demonstrates that farmers take environmental stewardship seriously.

“As farmers, we all have a responsibility to do our part to reduce nutrient run-off from our fields. It is well documented that we are part of the problem. Even relatively small amounts of nutrients lost per acre can add up to being a significant factor in water quality issues such as the algae blooms in lakes.”

- Gord Green, dairy producer, Oxford County

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