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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  November 2011

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 NovEastCentral11.pdf Same as the mailed version 492 kb
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below

Annual Meetings Jan 9 York SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Mt Albert Lions Club, Horst Bohner, OMAFRA Soybean Specialist "RR1 and Issues";1 pm Victor Aideyan on "Crop Markets"
Jan 11 Victoria (CKL) SCIA Annual Meeting,10 am OPS centre. Morning: Peter Johnson on "Soil Fertility". Afternoon: Brian DeJong (Youngfield Farms) on "Precision Farming and their business philosophy".
Jan 12 Peterborough SCIA Annual Meeting, 11 am Douro centre. Morning: John Steele on "Pasture Management and the Sheep ID Program". Afternoon: Lloyd Crowe (Reynolds Bros Farms) on "Another Commodity Investment (Dirt)".
Jan 13 Durham SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Blackstock centre. Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA Weed Control Specialist; Paul Reeds on Kawartha Conservation Issue and update on OSCIA programs, Durham Region Update

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(645 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Canadian International Farm Show
  • Seed Bytes
  • Local Annual Meetings Update
  • Benefits for OSCIA Members Update
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Ontario Regional Biomass Tours Breed Interest
  • OSCIA 2012 Annual Meeting Update

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(805 kb)

  1. Evaluation of Phosphorus Fertilizer Recommendations For Corn In Ontario
  2. Manure-Tackling the Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Frost Seeding Forages-How to Plan Ahead For Success
  4. Don't Ignore Phosphorus Needs of Canola
  5. Introducing Web-Based Refuge Selector Tool
  6. Biomass Getting Some Face Time
  7. ESNŽ Controlled Release Fertilizer On Spring Wheat
  8. Soil Test Your Hay Fields To Manage Phosphate & Potash Levels
  9. Importance of Managing Perennial Weeds in the Fall: Quackgrass

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, 2011

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, nmoore@trytel.net

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 was expanded with a 10 acre field of plots planted by co-operator Frank & Julia Hoftyzer, Hastings. For 2011 Frank & Julia have planted no-till plots.
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, Jack Kyle
Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham Bob Stone Tom Barrie
Peterborough Scott Baptie Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) John Hickson Wayne Daniels
York Chris Burkholder Tom Patterson