Professionals Serving Agriculture

Province Extends Nutrient Application Deadline Until Nov. 14

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises soil temperatures have not yet reached the freezing point, so the winter nutrient application ban has been delayed until Nov. 14.

Without a variance, the standard ban on winter nutrient application begins Nov. 10 and ends at midnight on April 10.  Decisions about variations are based on actual soil temperatures, the presence of snow cover and the long-term weather forecast.  When a variance is authorized, it applies to forms of nutrients such as livestock manure and inorganic fertilizer.

At this time, nutrient application is allowed but certain conditions must be met.  For example, nutrients can only be surface applied if they are immediately incorporated. Also, nutrients should not be applied in instances where the weather outlook is unfavourable, such as if snow or an appreciable amount of rainfall is expected that would result in run-off.  Producers can access information on the winter spreading restrictions and the conditions necessary for a variance online at

Restrictions are designed to ensure nutrients are not applied when the ground is frozen and to protect the water quality of Manitoba’s lakes and rivers by reducing nutrient loading to waterways.  The process for varying nutrient application dates was developed in consultation with the Keystone Agricultural Producers, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers and the commercial manure applicator industry.

Renewal Process

The 2016 Annual Registration and Practice Fee Renewal Process began on November 16, 2015.

Registration renewal is similar to renewal of a license. It permits professional Agrology practice in Manitoba, as well as entitles access to professional mobility provisions for regulated professionals through the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Professional Registration is an important indication that Agrologists are vital contributors to the economic and personal well-being of Manitobans. Agrologists are people helping to provide clean air and water, fertile soil, and safe food to eat.

Please complete the Annual Registration and Practice Renewal before January 31, 2016 in order to: work in Manitoba as an Agrology Professional (P.Ag., Tech.Ag., and Agrologist-in-Training); and, keep your registration status in good standing.

Transfer and Multi-Province Registration Process

The three Prairie Agrologist Institutes (AIA, SIA, and MIA) work together and have the same standard process making it easy to transfer registration or become registered in more than one province.

If you require your practice and registration status transferred to Manitoba or if you
require multi-province registration, see Prairie-wide Registration Transfer and Multi-Province Registration Process for more information.

Practicing without a Current Registration is Illegal

Only individuals registered with MIA are authorized to work as an Agrologist in Manitoba or use the title “P.Ag.” or “Tech.Ag.” as per section 15 of the Agrologists Act of Manitoba.

See Public Registry of Agrology Professionals

Agrologists Help Put Safe Food on Manitoba Tables

Agrology professionals are helping to put safe food on the table and protect the environment for Manitobans. The Manitoba Institute of Agrologists regulates over 650 professionals in Manitoba who are part of a well-establish network of competent advisors, administrators, teachers and researchers in every province in Canada.

To learn more about how safe competency agrology practice affects you watch this video.

Summary Information for Internationally Educated Agrologists

  • mia_document_checklist_revised_08_jul_2014.pdf
  • ieap_brochure_applicants_2014_web.pdf
  • mia_steps_to_registration_revised_08_jul_2014.pdf