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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2011

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 FCC Canada
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 WarrinerPearson 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

Victoria (CKL) SCIA Sprayer Clinic with Helmut Spieser, OMAFRA Monday July 11, 10 am at Ed Bagshaw's shop, 1299 Elm Tree Rd, Lindsay. BBQ Lunch provided by VSCIA.
Grain Entrapment Rescue Demonstration by Oakwood Fire Department. Equipment provided by the 4H Farm Safety Club to the Fire Dept. The Victoria Farm Safety Club is supporting this portion of the program. Contact: John Kinghorn 705-374-4323 Bruce McKeown 705-953-9935

Peterborough SCIA Bus trip to Victoria (City of Kawartha Lakes) Thursday August 11. Pick up 8:30 am at Norwood and 9 am at Car Pool across from Burnham Gardens at 7&115. Trip to Bruce McKeown's, Woodville - soybean press, acid milk for veal calves. Bruce and Sharon VandenBerg's, Oakwood, large dairy goat herd, and Joe Hickson's, Lindsay, Midnight Acres seed business. Free to members, non-members $10. Bring own lunch, drinks supplied. Contact: Jim Buck 705-696-2567

York SCIA Annual BBQ Thursday August 11, 6 pm at Simpson's Produce, Ballentrae (Hwy 48 S of Aurora Rd).

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(512 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • OSCIA 2011 Annual Meeting Speakers
  • Agricultural Bale Wrap Recycling
  • CSGA Annual Meeting
  • Seed Bytes
  • Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(937 kb)

  1. Soybean Leaf Feeding
  2. Making Hay In A Bullish Grain Market - Stepping Up Our Game
  3. Monitoring Early Crop Development
  4. Economics of Manure Application
  5. What Is The Future For Organic Food?
  6. Do We Need To Apply A Fungicide In Spring Cereals?
  7. Drive, Learn & Share
  8. Crop Residue Value

Special Thanks to Jim and Dave Smith for hosting the Durham Spring Meeting April 8. An excellent program with Greg Stewart, OMAFRA Corn Specialist, Tom Barrie, 2010 Ontario Soybean yield champion, Don Richard 2009 high soy yield, Steve Carruthers on tillage radish, and local industry for planter updates.
And to Ken Wells for hosting the York Spring Meeting April 13, with another excellent program featuring Peter Johnson, OMAFRA Cereal Specialist, on interpreting soil tests, Steve Bent , Pioneer on soybean seed population, Jeff Steiner, Reesor Seed & Grain, and Bryan Gibson on drill calibration

East Central Scholarships ,
Criteria: Students living in the East Central area Durham, Haliburton, Peterborough, Victoria, York
- enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at a post-secondary institution or an agricultural college.
Four scholarships in the amount of $750 - selection takes into account academic performance,
leadership, contribution to community, involvement in rural youth organizations with emphasis on
conservation and environmental goals.
Contact: http://www.regionalscia.org/scholarships.html
Applications accepted until December 31, 2011

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

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
Tom Barrie, Bowmanville and Frank & Julia Hoftyzer, Hastings
Under the Guidance of Joel Bagg, OMAFRA
For 2010 the project was expanded with a 10 acre field of plots planted by co-operator Frank & Julia Hoftyzer, Hastings. For 2011 Frank & Julia will have no-till plots.

President Peter Orr 905-859-0271
Sec-Treas Neil Moore 705-324-2594
1st Vice John Kinghorn 705-374-4323
2nd Vice Jim Buck 705-696-2567
Past Pres Jim Smith 705-357-3677
OSCIA Director Don Oliver 705-742-2147
Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
Other Directors Tom Barrie, Frank Hoftyzer, Paul Sherwin, Jeff Steiner, Wayne Daniels, John Hickson, Rae Junkin, Peter Peeters, Joel Bagg, and Jack Kyle

Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham - Bob Stone - Tom Barrie
Peterborough - Scott Baptie - Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) - John Hickson - Wayne Daniels
York - Chris Burkholder - Tom Patterson