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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2012

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

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OMAFRA, OSCIA Alpine Plant Food - Brad King BASF - Diane Hall
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 Taylor Midnight Acres Inc- Joe Hickson
NK Seeds- Ed WarrinerPearson Insurance LindsayPickseed Canada
Pioneer - Tom Barrie Royal Bank Reesor Seed and Grain
Terratec Environmental

AREA NEWS and Events JuneEastCentral12.pdf 752 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

Summer Meetings
July 12 FarmSmart Expo www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart/expo

August 15 Peterborough SCIA Tillage Demonstration Day, 10 am to 3 pm, demo stating at 10:30 am, at Jim and Barb Buck's field SW corner Hwy 45/Centre Line, between Hastings and Norwood. Vertical Tillage machinery will be the hi-lite of the day along with other discs, cultivators and harrows and the working aspects of the machinery.
Participating dealers include: Hub International, Bob Mark New Holland, Mark McCabe, Green Tractor, Hawley's Garage.
A presentation will be made by a crop specialist regarding soil health and nutrition. A BBQ will be available from the Norwood 4H Field Crops Club and the Peterborough County Junior Farmers.
Contact: Jim Buck 705-696-2567 or Scott Baptie 705-639-5764.

August 22 FEASTT (Fertilizer Efficiency and Strip Tillage Tour) see coming events Coming Events

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(1112 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Canada's Outdoor Farm Show Brunch Update
  • OSCIA Staffing Changes
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Seed Bytes
  • Leading Developments in Precision Agriculture - Presentation by Greg Kitching at OSCIA's February 2012 AGM

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1048 kb)

  1. Tillage to Swear By
  2. Cover Crop Selection
  3. Early Summer Grazing
  4. Fungicides in Spring Cereals
  5. Grub Damage in Hay Fields & Pasture
  6. More From the Land, Rather than More Land!
  7. Wild Parsnip-Evaluation of Herbicide Control Options
  8. Summer Applied Solid Manure-Is This the Year?
  9. Activation Laboratories Ltd Joins OMAFRA's Accredited Soil Testing Program
  10. What's the Next Step In Precision Agriculture?

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 $1000 - 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, 2012

Got a project? - Need some financial assistance?
Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $1100 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, region@regionalscia.org

President John Kinghorn 705-374-4323
Sec-Treas Neil Moore 705-324-2594
1st Vice Jim Buck 705-696-2567
2nd Vice Tom Barrie 905-623-6330
Past Pres Peter Orr 905-859-0271
OSCIA Director Don Oliver 705-742-2147
Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
Other Directors Jim Smith, Brian DeJong, Frank Hoftyzer, Scott Baptie, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson, Wayne Daniels, Rae Junkin, Joel Bagg, Jack Kyle
Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham Brian DeJong Tom Barrie
Peterborough Scott Baptie Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) Rae Junkin Wayne Daniels
York Chris Burkholder Tom Patterson