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East Central Soil & Crop News

November 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, 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, Robert Hartle - Royal Bank
Tom Barrie - Pioneer, Terratec Environmental, Hub International, Reesor Seed and Grain
See Sponsor Ads


East Central Scholarships
Congratulations to Bryce Sharpe of Havelock and Kailee Corr of Peterborough
as the only 2 applicants for the 3 scholarships of $750.
Both are students in their fourth year at Trent University.
York SCIA Annual Meeting 10 am Thursday January 8
at Mt Albert Lions Club Hall

East Central SCIA Forage Project Report
Rest to be confirmed
Durham SCIA Annual Meeting 10 am Friday January 9
at Blackstock Community Centre

Dean Kemper MTO 407. The route, why, when?
Tile Drainage, Bruce tile rep
Greg Stewart, OMAFRA, the Lake Simcoe watershed project + maximizing your inputs
Eric Kaiser, Napanee. Cover crops His experiences and observations
East Central SCIA Forage Project Report
Victoria SCIA Annual Meeting 10 am Monday January 12
at OPS Community Centre

Panel Discussion on Forage Production and Marketing with Joel Bagg OMAFRA
Forage Specialist, Jim Glenn hay dealer, Terry Nuhn hay preservatives;
Ian McDonald OMAFRA Applied Research Coordinator "How Biotech will affect Agriculture".
East Central SCIA Forage Project Report
Peterborough SCIA Annual Meeting, noon, Wednesday January 14
at Douro Community Centre

Kawartha Ethanol Inc update
Dave Nelson Sewage Sludge update
Ben Currelly, Grain Trader at NorAg Resources Inc
East Central SCIA Forage Project Report

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(328 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Local Annual Meetings
  • Promote Your Local Association
  • 2008 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • Field Pocket Guide
  • Nutrient Management Outreach Grant
  • Nutrient Management BMP Demo Grant
  • Cover Crops Conference
  • OSCIA Grant Deadlines
  • OSCIA Awards
  • Agriculture in Action

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(388 kb)

  1. 2008 Soybean Yields
  2. ‘Aromatic Gold’ - How to Take a Sample to Determine Value of Manure
  3. Fertilizer, Fall or Spring?
  4. Is That Fertilizer a Good Deal?
  5. Fall Weed Management Wrap-Up
  6. Canola BMP Trial - Raising the Yield Bar
  7. Will Winter Cutworm Show Up This Year?
  8. Bio-Energy Crops Research
  9. Is Biomass Heat a Future Enterprise for Your Farm?
  10. Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence