Every day, ag retailers across the country demonstrate a commitment to helping their customers protect Canada’s precious agricultural soils for future generations. During National Soil Conservation Week, CAAR thanks members for making soil health a priority.

National Soil Conservation Week is an annual event that shines a spotlight on the importance of soil health. Taking place in the third week of April, the event serves as a platform for the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) to bring their message to a broader audience.

Soil Conservation Week also gives CAAR an opportunity to recognize its members for their many contributions to soil conservation. By helping customers make the best decisions for their land and committing to programs like 4R Nutrient Stewardship, retailers are taking action to improve soil health and helping to strengthen Canada’s role as a world leader in soil conservation. Thank you for making soil health a priority!

Soil Your Undies

One of the most engaging components of Soil Conservation Week is the “Soil Your Undies” challenge. Anyone can take part in the challenge – farmers, agronomists and even schoolchildren are encouraged to bury a pair of white, 100% cotton briefs in the soil. After a couple of months, the underwear are removed to demonstrate the biological activity in the soil. If little fabric remains, the soil has good activity.

Find out more about the #soilyourundies challenge here: https://youtu.be/akMT1ZZQ8PA

About the Soil Conservation Council of Canada

"The SCCC is the face and voice of soil conservation and health in Canada. We are the only national organization working with partners from across the value chain to actively raise public awareness, advocate for government and industry investments, promote the benefits of improved soils and demonstrate best management practices to achieve healthier soils across the agricultural landscape."

Join the soil health movement. Become a member of the Soil Conservation Council of Canada and add your voice to ensure the benefits of healthy soils continue.

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