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In case you missed the member alert last week, CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers that there is no provincial variance in effect. Nutrients cannot be applied on or after November 10, 2022, due to expectation of snow cover, frozen soils and below freezing temperatures.

Agriculture retailers, who have questions relating to Manitoba Restriction on Winter Application of Nutrients can reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director: 204-989-9303.

The following sources of information are used as described in the two policies to determine whether a variance will be issued:

  • Manitoba Ag-Weather Program -- Daily soil temperatures monitoring network
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada -- Long-term weather forecast
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada -- Visual spectrum images to determine snow cover using the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

For the latest information on the Manitoba Restriction on Winter Application of Nutrients variance go to

When a regional/province-wide variance has not been issued for the winter application of nutrients, and an individual agriculture producer believes their soil/weather conditions should be considered for a variance, contact staff in the Nutrient Management Regulation program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 204-945-0002.

If an individual wishes to make a formal request for a variance, the request must be provided in writing by a Professional Agrologist or Certified Crop Adviser referencing the forms provided in the link above.

Published:  November 14, 2022


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