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East Central Soil & Crop News

September 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

Mount Albert Twilight Tour: Tuesday September 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm,
York Durham Line 30 (3 km North of Ashworth Road) West Side of Road.
* Cover Crop Plots
* Reducing Phosphorous and Soil Movement
* Nitrogen for Next Year?
With Greg Stewart, OMAFRA Corn Specialist

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: for application form Neil Moore 705-324-2594 fax 705-324-1532 or
email: region@regionalscia.org Deadline to apply December 31

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

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(557 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Nutrient Management Outreach Grant
  • Seed Bytes
  • OSCIA Seed and Feed Fairs
  • What's New in Business Development
  • Biomass Project in Full Swing
  • Ontario Forage Masters Results

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(932 kb)

  1. Forages Need Fertilizer Too!
  2. Ohhh K! Potash Considerations for Corn This Fall and Next Spring
  3. Another Record Wheat Crop?
  4. Less White Mould In Soybeans Than Expected
  5. Identifying Corn Ear Insects
  6. Silage Fermentation Problems
  7. Budgeting and Measuring Pasture Production?
  8. Comparing Organic Amendments
  9. Farm Maps Made Easy

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.