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East Central Soil & Crop News

September 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
See Sponsor Ads


Growing Forward - link to OSCIA site Growing Your Farm Profits

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(299 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • 2009 Ontario Forage Masters
  • OSCIA Regional NM Outreach Grants
  • OSCIA Summer Directors' Meeting
  • 2010 OSCIA/OMAFRA Grant Guidelines
  • Plant to Grow Your Farm Profits
  • Biotractor (biodiesel)

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(297 kb)

  1. Cold Temperatures Delay Nodulation and Reduce Nitrogen Fixation
  2. Potash Basics Revisited
  3. Soybean Aphids and Yield Response In the Late R Stages
  4. Increasing Accuracy of DON Measurement In Grain Corn
  5. Rotational Grazing
  6. Simple Ways to Check the Health of Your Soil
  7. Wheat Stubble, Weeds and Red Clover
  8. Frost Damaged Corn Silage

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 - to take a 4-H field crop club 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