2023 HMGA Projects

Opportunities for HMGA Growers

The HMGA Board of Directors approved work on a series of projects for the 2023 season. These projects are partially funded through OMAFRA and the aim is to enhance the sustainability of the area vegetable production. Working in this area and generating results is part of continuous improvement and is key to maintaining a strong positive image with consumers. This year the Board of Directors has asked that we make a special effort to expand participation on these projects to every member through solicitation of interest. We would like to engage at least 30 growers to participate. The project areas are:

  1. A 4R nutrient stewardship assessment led by the University of Guelph and support from the HMGA. (30 growers needed)
  2. A soil health assessment and analysis led by the Muck Crop Research Station.
  3. A plastic waste collection systems led by HMGA identified consultant. (10 growers/washing facilities)
  4. A robotic demonstration using two technologies led by HMGA (2 growers)
  5. Irrigation water quality improvements based on assessment of two approaches led by an HMGA consultant. (2 growers)

At this time, your overall project coordinator, Charlie Lalonde, needs to hear from you with respect to your interest in helping out.

  1. Please identify yourself by texting Charlie at 519-993-0877 with your name and interest area.
  2. Charlie will contact you to provide a full description of the projects that might be of interest.
  3. You will need to confirm if you will participate.

NOTE: Individual farm information will remain confidential in program reporting. Only summary information will be reported.

Please text Charlie asap to express interest in our 2023 projects.


Jody Mott

Executive Director, HMGA