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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  September 2012

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

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OMAFRA, OSCIA Alpine Plant Food - Brad King BASF - Diane Hall
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 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 SeptemberEastCentral12.pdf 637 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

H-3 Major Partner Grant - page 3

September 27 Ontario Biomass Regional Tour Lindsay-Belleville area, page 2

October 13 Peterborough SCIA Fall Crop Tour of the cover crops oil radish and tillage radish. 1 pm at Frank and Julia Hoftyzer's 5079 County Rd 2; Phone: 705-696-3450. Also tour the Switchgrass fields. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Jim Buck 705-696-2567; Scott Baptie 705-639-5764

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(337 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Advancing Crop Technology with Grants to Regions and Counties/Districts
  • Increasing Attendance at Local Events
  • Seed Bytes
  • Canadian International Farm Show
  • AAFC Field Efficiency Study Introduction - Keith Reid, Manager, Soil Nutrient & GHG Management, AAFC, Guelph ON
  • Canada's Outdoor Farm Show Brunch Tickets Update

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1035 kb)

  1. Fall Pasture Management Following A Dry Summer
  2. Explaining Poor Weed Control
  3. How 10 cm (4 Inches) Can Get You 50% Off Your Herbicide Bill?
  4. Spider Mites Reduced Soybeans Yields In 2012?
  5. Grazing Corn Stover
  6. Taking That Fall Cutting Of Alfalfa?
  7. The ULTIMATE Opportunity-Plant Wheat
  8. Cover Crop Questions and Answers
  9. Double Cropping Fall Rye For Extra Forage

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

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