The Best Management Practices program began as an initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through Green Plan in 1992. 

The BMP program has been sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. OMAFRA also provides technical expertise. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture manages the program.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Federation of Agriculture


The content of every BMP publication is the result of teamwork, collaboration, and extensive review among a broad range of stakeholders. 

These groups include technical advisory staff from all levels of governments and agencies, farm organization representatives, farmers with experience in a given topic, industry professionals, and subject matter specialists. 

We thank all contributors for their hard work and commitment to evidenced-based consensus-building, one page at a time.