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East Central Soil & Crop News

June 2010
For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members

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OMAFRA, OSCIA Alpine Plant Food - Brad King BASF - Ian Page
Dekalb - Dan Kaufman Evergreen John Deere - Tom Morawetz Ganaraska Grain - Rafe Currelly
Hub International Lindsay, Port Perry Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson Lockie Farms - Daryl Rush
Maizex Seeds - Chad Mangan Midnight Acres Inc- Joe Hickson NK Seeds- Ed Warriner
Pearson Insurance LindsayPickseed Canada - Lyle Gallagher Pioneer - Tom Barrie
Royal Bank in Peterborough Reesor Seed and Grain Terratec Environmental

AREA NEWS and Events        OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below

July 5 Victoria SCIA Crop Tour,
7 pm Bruce McKeown's, 1029 Peniel Rd, RR3 Woodville - on-farm oilseed press = Bruce feeds the soymeal and is selling the oil or using it for Biodiesel.
8 pm John Kinghorn's, 1030 Cambray Rd, RR3 Woodville - East Central Project on Establishment of C4 Bio-Fuel Grasses, followed by a BBQ.

August 11 York BBQ 6 pm, Location TBD, tentative date

August 11 or 18 Durham SCIA Car Tour
Meet at Steve Carruthers place and view and see the strip till rig he has purchased in action on wheat stubble. Have BBQ lunch and then car pool to Kawartha Ethanol for 1:30 or 2.

August 25 Peterborough SCIA Bus to Napanee area
Trip to Eric/Max Kaiser's, and Barton/Kevin MacLean's. Bus from Norwood 9 am to 5 pm.
SCIA members free, non members $10. Contact: Jim Buck 705-696-2567

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(315 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Managing Nutrient Dollars
  • The Value of Forages
  • OSCIA Supplies
  • Biomass Information Sessions
  • 2010 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • Seed Bytes
  • New GYFP Field Staff
  • Crop Advances

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(140 kb)

  1. Profit From Oats Using A Fungicide
  2. Scouting for Potato Leafhopper In Alfalfa
  3. Studying the Impact of Harvesting Crop Residues
  4. Is Organic Still Growing?
  5. What Makes a Successful Grazing Program?
  6. Is the Soybean Variety Important for Making
  7. Fungicide Application Decisions?
  8. Should We Cut Hay In The Morning Or Afternoon?
  9. Making A Case For Summer Applied Manure

Got a project? - Need some financial assistance?
Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $750 towards the project.
Applications may be made to the East Central Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association for up to $750 for Soil & Crop or 4-H projects in the East Central area.
Decision to accept the project will reflect the mandate of the East Central Soil & Crop Improvement Association.
a) To encourage the adoption of such soil and crop management practices that are best suited to the soil and climatic conditions of the Region.
b) To organize, coordinate, sponsor, and facilitate with projects and outreach on a regional basis that 'Communicate and Facilitate the Economic Management of Soil, Water, Air and Crops' through field days, special meetings, field crop demonstrations, or other activities as decided upon by the Directors.
c) To co-operate with other agricultural organizations of common interests.

Contact: Neil Moore 705-324-2594, nmoore@trytel.net

Projects approved to date include a 4-H club trip in 2009, the 2010 York SCIA/Cattlemen Bus Trip, the 2010 Durham West 4-H exchange program, and also for 2010

to encourage interest in growing field crops, all the 4-H members completing their projects in the Field Crops Clubs in the East Central Region will be given $25

Establishment of C4 Bio-Fuel Grasses
is the Regional Project the East Central SCIA will be working on for 2009-2011
Co-operators are
John Kinghorn, Woodville
with U of G staff
and Tom Barrie, Bowmanville
Under the Guidance of Joel Bagg, OMAFRA
For 2010 the project will be expanded with a field of switchgrass planted by co-operator Frank Hoftyzer, Hastings.