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East Central Soil & Crop News

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

If you have not renewed your membership for 2010 this is the last newsletter you will receive until you renew.
Contact your County SCIA secretary to renew.

This Issue Sponsored By: See Sponsor Ads

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

Durham SCIA Spring meeting Wednesday April 14, 10:30 am, at John Kersten's shop, 2865 8th Concession, Claremont. Speaker: Kevin Simpson from RBC securities on marketing; Helmut Spieser OMAFRA on Storage; Greg Stewart OMAFRA on strip till

York SCIA Spring meeting Thursday April 15 on "Vertical Tillage", 1 to 3 pm, John Risebrough's shop, 8339 Regional Rd 30, RR3 Mt. Albert. Feature Speaker: Greg Stewart, OMAFRA; Machinery Dealers represented

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(974 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • 2010 OSCIA Executive
  • OSCIA Annual Meeting
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Growing the Margins Conference
  • 2010 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • OSCIA List Server
  • Crop Advances - Field Crop Reports

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(162 kb)

  1. Read Your Soil Test Report Carefully!
  2. Manure Economics...Again
  3. Selecting a Pasture Mix
  4. Weather Impacts on Nitrogen Response
  5. Crop Budgets For 2010
  6. Organic Agriculture Information
  7. Soil Erosion, Soil Health and More
  8. Anthracnose - An Ever Present Danger in Edible Beans
  9. A Tough Sell..AGAIN!
  10. What Are the Best Herbicide Programs for Identity Preserved (IP)
  11. ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer on Corn and Spring Wheat

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.
Contact: Neil Moore
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