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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  September 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 AREA NEWS PDF file(462 kb)
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below

September 24 Biogas Tour, 11 am to 3 pm, Maryland Farms, 222 Settlers Rd, RR1, Reaboro, ON.
Part of the Green Energy Field Day (www.wattsnext.ca). Details www.apao.ca

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(479 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • New Business Program Staff
  • Changes in the Business Development for Farm Business Program
  • Seed Bytes
  • OSCIA 2012 Annual Meeting

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(689 kb)

  1. Do Soybean Inoculants Always Provide More Yield?
  2. How Does Tillage Affect Glyphosate Performance?
  3. Putting the "AgSmarts" into Smartphones-The Basics
  4. A Tough Spring on Soils-Now What?
  5. Effective Dairy Pasture
  6. Scout Corn Ears for Western Bean Cutworm Damage
  7. Pricing Corn Silage in 2011
  8. Set the Stage for BIG Wheat Yields!

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, 2011

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

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.
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
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