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East Central Soil & Crop News

June 2008
For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL) and York Soil & Crop Members

This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA, East Central members, and by

Brad King Alpine Plant Food, Ron Metcalf Quality and Pride Seeds, Tom Morawetz Evergreen John Deere,
Pearson Insurance, Lyle Gallagher Pickseed Canada, Craig Carson Hyland Seeds,
Sean Cochrane Dekalb, Joe Hickson Midnight Acres Inc, Ed Warriner NK Seeds,
Rafe Currelly Ganaraska Grain, Ian Page BASF, and Robert Hartle Royal Bank
Tom Barrie Pioneer, Terratec Environmental, and Hub International
See Sponsor Ads


York SCIA Manure Application Demonstration Tuesday August 26, 10 am to 2 pm,
at John Phillips, Everdale Holsteins, 17465 11th Conc, W of Schomberg, S of hwy 9
Dealers: Church's Farm Supplies, Hutchinson Farm Supply, Nobleton Farm Service, and maybe more.
Spreaders from Hagedorn—hydra-spread both vertical and conventional, Knight auger side slinger, New Idea conventional, Myer vertical-spread, and maybe more
Peter Doris, Nutrient Management Specialist, OMAFRA, will lead with the testing of spread patterns and rates.
Contact Bryan Gibson 905-936-4403

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(731 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • OSCIA Annual Meeting - Speaker Summary
  • OSCIA List Server
  • OSCIA Seed Fairs
  • Rain Gauges
  • 2008 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • OSCIA Nutrient Management Grants
  • Safety on the Farm - Trips and Falls
  • Tool to Fight Emerald Ash Borer
  • Managing Wetlands
  • Crop Advances

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(174 kb)

  1. More than Scouting from the Windshield
  2. More from the Land, Rather Than More Land!
  3. Breaking Through the Soybean Yield Plateau
  4. Fertilizing Pastures
  5. Expensive Fertilizer and The Cost of Making Hay
  6. N Rates Compared by Corn Producers in 2007
  7. The Transition to Grow Organically?
  8. ON Organic
  9. Diagnostic Days - Are You Prepared?

Greencover Canada (GC) is designed to help agricultural producers improve land management practices, promote sustainable land use, protect water quality, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance biodiversity and wildlife habitat. In Ontario, the program is delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). Additional information can be obtained from the OSCIA website at www.ontariosoilcrop.org.

Final reports will be sent out in August