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Newsletter  November 2012

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

This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads

Alpine Plant Food Brad KingBASF Diane HallBayer CropScience Marieke Patton
Dekalb - Dan KaufmanEvergreen John Deere - Tom MorawetzFCC Canada
Ganaraska Grain - Rafe CurrellyHub International Lindsay, Port Perry Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson
Lockie Farms - Daryl Rush Maizex Seeds - Chadd Taylor Midnight Acres Inc- Joe Hickson
NK Seeds- Ed WarrinerPearson Insurance LindsayPickseed Canada
Pioneer - Tom Barrie Royal Bank Reesor Seed and Grain
Terratec Environmental

AREA NEWS and Events NovemberEastCentral12.pdf 532 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

Jan 7 York SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Mt Albert Lions Hall. Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist Contact: Chris Burkholder 905-640-0774

Jan 10 Peterborough SCIA Annual Meeting, 10:30 am, Douro Arena upstairs hall Lunch will be provided. Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist. Contact: Jim Buck 705-696-2567

Jan 11 Durham SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Nestleton Hall Speaker: Dave Gordon, LAC, on Marketing. Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist. Brian DeJong and Steve Carruthers on Cover Crops and Tillage Radish Contact: Tom Barrie 905-623-6330

Jan 16 Victoria (CKL) SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, OPS Community Centre. AM Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist. Joel Bagg, OMAFRA Forage Specialist. Steve Kell, P&H on Crop Marketing. PM Greg Stewart, OMAFRA Corn Specialist. Contact: Rae Junkin 705-738-3285

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(312 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Winter Wheat Straw Nutrient Content and Removal Variation - OSCIA Grant Work Update
  • Seed Bytes
  • Canadian International Farm Show
  • 2012 OSCIA Annual Summer Directors' Meeting - Essex County
  • OSCIA Annual Meeting Update Notice

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(871 kb)

  1. Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa: Looking to 2013
  2. Manure Sulphur-Digging Deeper
  3. Risks of Tight Canola Rotations
  4. Ontario Biomass Tour-Did You Miss It?
  5. Grain Gadgets and Ideas
  6. Should Ammonium Sulfate Be Added To Glyphosate?
  7. Banding Nutrients and the Effects on Soil Sampling

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, 2012

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, region@regionalscia.org

Farm Show Board of Directors

As I put together a few words, under the gun of Neil's deadline for press, we find ourselves in the position of either being thankful for the current rain to bring the water table up or praying for sunshine, so we can get the combines rolling to finish up the beans and get at the corn again. Whatever side you choose, you have that feeling of the old beaver, damned if you do and damned if you don't! 2012 has been very challenging, but we as a region have made out better than many of our fellow farmers across the province and our neighbours in the U.S.

One of the most significant items that the East Central Board of Directors have dealt with is the management structure of the East Central Farm Show. We have become the victims of our own success as the show has grown since its infancy over 30 years ago. The show has moved through various locations including Manvers Arena, Cambray Community Centre, Morrow Building in Peterborough to its current location at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds. Each move along the way was driven by the success of the previous location as it outgrew the location. Today we still have more requests for space than we can accommodate! The success of the show, although mainly a service to the Community and the Agri-business sector, has allowed us to put significant dollars back into the community through college and university scholarships (currently four $1000 scholarships/year), funding readily available for 4H projects, and support across the region for other agricultural projects.

It was realized that our current management structure did not address the needs that we currently face due to the size of the current show. We needed to get a structure in place that would allow a dedicated team to do long term planning and not be faced with the current problem of members rotating too quickly as their roles changed in the County organizations. An idea was brought forward by one of our County Directors to put a Farm Show Board of Directors in place. Each county would select a representative (Durham, York, Peterborough, Victoria) for a four year term) and the Sec./Treasurer and the Farm Show manager, would also be a member of the Farm Show Board of Directors reporting to the East Central Board of Directors. This board would be responsible for the operation and long term planning of the Farm Show. The vote for this move was unanimous and the members of the this board are Durham - Tom Barrie, York - Jeff Steiner, Peterborough - Jim Buck, Victoria - John Kinghorn), Farm Show Manager - Don Oliver, Secretary/Treasurer - Neil Moore. The county reps are there for a four year term with the exception of the Victoria county rep is there for a two year term to allow a rotation of directors to start.

The Board looks forward to meeting the challenges of the task ahead as we continue to work with Agri-business, the location management and our own association to plan for continued long term success.

John Kinghorn

President John Kinghorn 705-374-4323
Sec-Treas Neil Moore 705-324-2594
1st Vice Jim Buck 705-696-2567
2nd Vice Tom Barrie 905-623-6330
Past Pres Peter Orr 905-859-0271
OSCIA Director Don Oliver 705-742-2147
Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
Other Directors Jim Smith, Brian DeJong, Frank Hoftyzer, Scott Baptie, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson, Wayne Daniels, Rae Junkin, Joel Bagg, Jack Kyle
Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham Brian DeJong Tom Barrie
Peterborough Scott Baptie Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) Rae Junkin Wayne Daniels
York Chris Burkholder Tom Patterson