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Newsletter  June 2015

For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Allied Associates LLP - Leonard Dick Alpine Plant Food BASF - Diane Hall
Bayer CropScience - Marieke Patton Dekalb - Dan Kaufman Evergreen John Deere - Tom Morawetz
FCC Canada Ganaraska Grain - Rafe Currelly Gowanlea Ltd - Jim, Dave Smith
Green Tractors - Ken Svendsen Hub International Lindsay, Port Perry Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson
Lockie Farms - Daryl Rush Maizex Seeds - Chadd Taylor Midnight Acres Inc- Joe Hickson
NK Seeds- Ed Warriner Pearson Insurance Lindsay Pickseed Canada
Pioneer - Tom Barrie Royal Bank Reesor Seed and Grain
Terratec Environmental Thompsons

AREA NEWS and Events June EastCentral15web.pdf 445 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all 3 together June East Central15printer.pdf 1737 kb.

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(435 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • "There is no more Undisturbed Soil on Earth"
  • Special Note - RCC Update
  • Keeping an Eye on Entry Points to your Property - Be Vigilant
  • Seed Bytes - BeeConnected App for Pollinator Protection
  • OSGA Summer Field Day - June 30th
  • Soil Health - OSCIA's Top Research Priority
  • GLASI Update & Coupon
  • SARFIP Update
  • 'Foliar fungicides can increase soybean yields when facing disease pressure' - Excerpt from Spotlights on Crop Advances
  • COFS - Sylvite to Sponsor FREE Breakfast again in 2015

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(878 kb)

  1. What Is The Impact Of Manure On Soil Organic Matter?
  2. Precision Ag Site Specific Management
  3. Fine Tuning N Application In Corn
  4. Fertilizing Pastures
  5. Forage Options Following Wheat
  6. In-Furrow Liquid Fungicide Application in Soybeans?
  7. Cover Crop Options for 2015
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 Peterborough Bus Trip The Peterborough County Soil and Crop Association is planning a bus trip on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 to the Bowmanville and Newcastle area.
Our first stop will be at Algoma Orchards where we will see the production, processing, and marketing of apples.
Our second stop will be at Tyrone Mills. Here we will view a working saw mill and flower mill, plus a bakeshop.
The third visit will be at Jill Jensen Botanical and Greenhouses (on google map as B&B Horticultural Management). She is a tropical plant supplier and grower.
A possible fourth stop could be at All Green Sod Grower or Meadowview Apiaries.
The bus will leave Norwood (Begg's Parking Lot) at 9:00 am and at the second stop at the parking lot across from the former Burnham Mansion Restaurant at 9:20 am. We should be back home by 4:00 pm.
Bring a bag lunch. Refreshments will be supplied courtesy of the club. Members and 4-H club members are free. All others are $10.00.
Don't miss out on a very interesting bus trip.
To reserve a seat, or for further info, please contact Jim Buck (705-696-2956 or 705-696-2567) or Kyle Keating (705-768-8027) by August 1st, 2015.
By: Jim Buck
Link to map of bus trip.jpg
Thursday September 3rd, 2015 Victoria Soil and Crop Tour
10:30 Bruce and David McKeown, 1087 The Glen Road
  • - Cover Crops seeded into standing corn
  • - Twin Row corn & soybeans
  • - Soil Sampling on 2 1/2 ac grid
11:15 Scott Tamlin, 1349 Opmar Rd (corner Opmar and Cambray Roads)
  • - Italian Ryegrass for forage. Has the energy of corn silage + protein levels of alfalfa
  • - Harvesting of corn stalks for bedding
12:00 Rob and Peter Bonis, 1010 Monarch Road
  • - Barbeque
  • - Tour of their new seed cleaning plant
  • - Plots of new soybean varieties
2:00 Ed & Jonathan Bagshaw, 2468 Hwy 35
  • - Nitrogen plots on corn
  • - Tour of their new grain elevator
Link to map of tour.jpg

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, 2015

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, nmoore@i-zoom.net

Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program is open for 2015
Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) assists species at risk, but it is much more. You do not necessarily have to have species at risk on your farm to apply for funding assistance for environmental projects. From 40% to 80% and up to $20,000 is available for various environmental projects. Possible environmental projects include;
  • Fencing along sensitive wetlands and forest,
  • Reforestation and shelter belts,
  • Alternate watering systems,
  • Invasive species removal (like Buckthorn)
  • Improved stream crossings
  • Erosion control structures like grass waterways and spill chutes.
  • Cross fencing for rotational grazing systems.
Eligible applications for SARFIP are approved on a first come - first served basis so don't delay.
Completion of the 3rd or 4th Edition Environmental Farm plan is required for SARFIP applications so see the workshop schedule on the OSCIA web site (www.ontariosoilcrop.org) to register for upcoming Environmental Farm Plan workshops. Obtain a copy of the Brochure from the OSCIA web site and look over the potential project funding and eligibility.
www.ontariosoilcrop.org/en/programs/species_at_risk.htm or contact OSCIA at 519-826-3035 or SARFIP@ontariosoilcrop.org.

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