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East Central Soil & Crop News

November 2009
For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members

This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA, East Central members, and by

Alpine Plant Food - Brad King, Ron Metcalf - Quality and Pride Seeds, Evergreen John Deere,
Pearson Insurance, Pickseed Canada - Lyle Gallagher, Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson,
Dekalb - Dan Kaufman, Joe Hickson - Midnight Acres Inc, Ed Warriner - NK Seeds,
Ganaraska Grain - Rafe Currelly, BASF - Ian Page, Royal Bank in Peterborough
Tom Barrie - Pioneer, Terratec Environmental, Hub International, Reesor Seed and Grain
Maizex Seeds, Daryl Rush - Lockie Farms
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AREA NEWS and Annual Meetings OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below

  • York SCIA Annual meeting, Thursday January 7,
  • 10 am, Mt Albert Lions Club Hall
  • East Central Switchgrass project.
  • Feature Speaker: Dr Gord Surgeoner, President, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, Guelph
  • Durham SCIA Annual meeting, Friday January 8,
  • 10 am, Blackstock Community Centre
  • East Central Switchgrass project
  • NASM speaker ( to be confirmed)
  • Red Clover fall planting project (Tom Barrie)
  • Report on the corn population trials
  • Feature Speaker: David Phillips, Chief Climatologist, Environment Canada
  • Peterborough SCIA Annual meeting, Tuesday January 12,
  • noon, Douro Community Centre
  • East Central Switchgrass project
  • Feature Speaker: Joe Hickson, Lindsay "Farmers Feed Cities Update and Biotechnology in Seeds"
  • Victoria SCIA Annual meeting, Wednesday January 13,
  • 10 am, OPS Community Centre
  • Lunch free with $15 membership.
  • East Central Switchgrass project
  • Process of Marketing East Central Ontario Grain to World Markets through Sunderland Co-operative Inc. Moderator Paul Robertson, Sunderland Co-op with Dana Omland, Palmerston Grain; Steve Kell, Parish and Heimbecker.
  • Peter Johnson, OMAFRA Cereal Specialist, "What is New in Cereals"

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(243 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • OSCIA Regional NM Outreach Grants
  • GYFP - New Program Manager
  • 2010 OSCIA/OMAFRA Grant Guidelines
  • OSCIA at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show
  • OSCIA Strategic Planning
  • 2009 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • Upcoming SCIA Annual Meetings
  • Wildlife Damage
  • OSCIA Farm Gate Signs
  • OSCIA Resolutions
  • OSCIA List Server

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(173 kb)

  1. Ramping Up Production - New Life For Barley and Oats?
  2. Spring Wheat Yield Response to Fungicide
  3. Improving Success of Red Clover Establishment in Winter Wheat
  4. What Will It Cost To Grow A Tonne Of Switchgrass?
  5. Eastern Black Nightshade Can Handle a Good Frost
  6. Wet Weather Creates Hurdles For Manure Application
  7. New Nutrient Management Rules - What Do They Mean for Crop Producers?

East Central Scholarships
Students living in the East Central area Durham, Peterborough, Victoria, York - enrolled
in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at a post-secondary institution or an agricultural college.
Three scholarships for 2009 - each $750 - selection takes into account academic performance,
leadership, contribution to community, involvement in rural youth organizations with emphasis
on conservation and environmental goals. Contact Neil Moore Deadline December 31/09
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.
One project has been approved - a 4-H field crop club went by car to the Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre
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