Got salinity? Weed issues? Help your best acres deliver more with MAP.

Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Marginal Areas Program (MAP) offers a strategy to tackle problem areas in your grain field. MAP pays $135 per acre to seed perennial forages in field areas that are weedy, saline, or hard-to-access, letting you focus your input dollars on the acres that make you money. You get the per-acre payment, all the agronomic benefits and the forage, too.*

Receive $135/acre on eligible land and get a free Pollinator Power Pak.

NEW in 2024! If you’re an existing customer of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and have converted marginal areas to forage with DUC, you could be eligible for an additional incentive payment of up to $2000/year! Learn more about this FCC Sustainability Incentive Program including how to apply. The next application period opens in May 2024.

Want to know more about the science behind the practice? Check out the Salinity Project at Discovery Farm Langham. DUC is a research partner and, five seasons in, the results are pretty compelling.

If you have field areas where you’re realizing a negative return on investment, MAP may be right for you. Contact us to learn more: 1-866-252-3825 or 

See our full suite of programs and delivery area map here.


Harvested annual crop in the background, perennial forage established through DUC’s Marginal Areas Program in the foreground. There are lots of agronomic benefits to the practice and you’ll be doing your part for wildlife, too.