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East Central Soil & Crop News

November 2010
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

January 10 York SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Mt Albert Community Centre
Speakers: to be confirmed
Reports on. Projects - local summer events, and East Central Major project on C-4 grasses, OSCIA, East Central, EFP, GYFP, GFO, Food grains, Farm Safety Agricorp

January 11 Victoria SCIA Annual meeting, 10 am, OPS Community Centre
Speakers: Horst Bohner, OMAFRA Soybean Specialist 11 am,
Pioneer dairy specialist and
Justin Dorland, Northumberland Forage Masters winner after lunch
Reports on. Projects - local summer events, and East Central Major project on C-4 grasses, OSCIA, East Central, EFP, GYFP, GFO, Agricorp

January 12 Peterborough SCIA Annual Meeting, 11 am, Douro Community Centre
Speakers: Tom Hutchinson, Trent University and
Andy Graham, OSCIA, the Human- Wildlife committee & OSCIA relationship to The Species at Risk.
Reports on. Projects - local summer events, and East Central Major project on C-4 grasses, OSCIA, East Central, EFP, GYFP, GFO, Agricorp
12 pm Soup, Sandwich and Dessert. Lots of door prizes

January 14 Durham SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Blackstock Community Centre
Speakers: Better Farming editor Ralph Pierce on Glyphosate big time resistance.
Horst Bohner, OMAFRA Soybean Specialist
Dan O'Connor, update on the Ethanol project planned for Oshawa
Reports on. Projects local and East Central Major project on C-4 grasses, summer events, OSCIA, East Central, EFP, GYFP, GFO, Durham Region, Agricorp

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, 2010

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(445 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • 2010 OSCIA Annual Meeting Speakers
  • Seed Bytes - New Online 'Seed Locator'
  • Farm Business Mgmt Benchmarking Study
  • Benefits for OSCIA Members
  • Local Annual Meetings
  • Promote Your Local Association
  • 2010 OSGA Annual Meeting
  • 2011 Canadian Farm Show

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(327 kb)

  1. Can I Apply Nitrogen In The Fall?
  2. Herbicide Resistant Weeds On The Rise In Eastern Ontario
  3. Crop Rotation and No-till Improve Yields and Soil Health
  4. Developing Real World Use of Agriculture Biomass Crops
  5. Opportunities To Brand "Ontario Hay" In Export Markets
  6. Anthracnose - A Manageable Issue In Dry Beans
  7. Nitrogen Deficiency and Carbon:Nitrogen Ratios of Organic Amendments

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

Projects approved to date include a 4-H club trip in 2009, the 2010 York SCIA/Cattlemen Bus Trip, the 2010 Durham West 4-H exchange program, and also for 2010

to encourage interest in growing field crops, all the 4-H members completing their projects in the Field Crops Clubs in the East Central Region will be given $25

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 has been expanded with a field of Switchgrass and Big Bluestem planted by co-operator Frank & Julia Hoftyzer, Hastings.

EAST CENTRAL Executive,
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