Production Insurance


​​​Your responsibilities

  • Follow good farm management practices. If your practices contribute to a production loss, you may lose some or all of your insurance coverage.
  • Meet all deadlines to ensure that your Production Insurance contract remains in good standing.
  • Contact us if your business structure changes, including changes to name, address, shareholders and farm management practices.
  • Insure your full crop. All acres of strawberries you plant must be enrolled in Production Insurance.
  • Use adequate protective mulch to prevent heaving and crown injury

  • Select healthy plants that are tested for virus and free of disease and nematodes.
  • Maintain practices to prevent the spread of virus.

Eligible varieties

All fresh and processing varieties of strawberries during their fruit-bearing years.

Eligibility conditions

Variety Condition
Day-neutral varieties of strawberriesThe fruit bearing years are the first and second years after planting.
June-bearing varieties of strawberriesThe fruit bearing years are after the first year of planting.

Coverage period

Coverage begins in the fall and ends when harvest is complete or the coverage period end date is reached, whichever comes first.

Coverage dates vary by area, depending on when your crop was planted, the available crop heat units and other specific geographical characteristics. Review the map below to verify the geographical area for your farm.

Area (see map) Coverage period end date
A, B and COctober 15
DSeptember 30
ESeptember 20

To be eligible for winter coverage on first-year plantings, the dates listed in the following table must be met.

Area (see map) Planting deadline for winter coverage eligibility
All areas June-bearing onlyJune 15
A and CSeptember 25
B (west)September 15
D and B (east)September 3
EAugust 25

Defined coverage areas

The following map defines the five specific areas and has been developed by Agricorp based on consideration of available crop heat units and other specific geographical characteristics. 

This map shows the five defined coverage areas A, B, C, D and E.

Areas C and E are defined by municipal boundaries, as follows:

  • Area C: Niagara and Haldimand County and Tuscarora Township
  • Area E: Northern Ontario, the districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Temiskaming, and the county of Haliburton

Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Agricorp – Ontario – Canada