CAAR advises all Manitoba members and producers of the following announcement from Manitoba Sustainable Development regarding the Nutrient Application Ban: "Manitoba Sustainable Development advises the winter nutrient application ban has been implemented effective midnight on November 21, 2016 and will continue until midnight on April 10, 2017.

The winter nutrient application ban applies to all forms of nutrients including livestock manure and inorganic fertilizer.

Agricultural producers requesting authorization to apply manure due to an emergency situation or other extenuating circumstance after November 21st should contact the Environmental Approvals Branch via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (204) 391-0540 or (204) 945-3078."

Help CAAR Advocate For You

CAAR is an active participant in the advisory group working with Manitoba Sustainable Development to review the option for a variance to spring and fall nutrient application deadline dates.

Together with Keystone Ag Producers and other industry stakeholders, CAAR shared critical member feedback that contributed to three extensions: an additional 12 days in which Manitoba producers and agri-retailers were able to catch up on delays caused by a challenging season.

CAAR will again join the advisory group to meet with Manitoba Sustainable Development in spring 2017 to assess the possibility of a variance to the April 10 deadline. Make your voice heard for your region. Contact Megan Tedham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view be added to CAAR’s agronomist outreach list. Thank you to the agronomists who provided important feedback to a successful fall 2016 campaign.

Delaney Ross Burtnack
President & CEO, CAAR

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