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Newsletter  June 2016

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 Dow Seeds - Craig Carson
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
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 EastCentral16.pdf 1018 kb. Add the information on
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all together
June EastCentral2016 printer.pdf 2033 kb.

  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • Weather for 2016 from Quinte and East Central area link to separate page
  • East Central Scholarships
  • East Central Farm Show pictures
  • Financial Assistance from East Central SCIA - 4-H and local SCIA projects
  • Kawartha Lakes Farmland Stewardship Fund

  • The Peterborough County Soil and Crop Association is planning a bus tour Wednesday, August 17.
    Our first stop of the day will be at our local cricket enterprise in Norwood. Here we can taste cricket flour and enjoy some crispy crickets. La France Sod Farm on County Rd 50 (Preneveau Road) will be the host of our second stop where we can see the production and equipment required to grow grass. We are waiting for confirmation from wither the Ontario Water Buffalo Company North of Stirling or the First Ontario Shrimp farm East of Campbellford as our third stop of the day.

    We will be leaving Norwood at 9:00am from the Begg Parking lot and returning at 4:00pm. Bring your lunch, some spending money and your camera. Refreshments will be supplied by our association.

    There is no cost to soil and crop members or 4-H members. All others will be $10. We will have a very interesting and informative day as usual. P.S. we will stop at the Chocolate Factory on the way home for a treat.

    Contact Jim Buck 705-696-2567 or 705-696-2956 or Derrick Weiher 613-242-7270 for more information and to reserve a seat.
  • Durham & Victoria County SCIA bus trip Tentative Agenda for September 13th & 14th
    -Leave Kerr Bus in Port Perry at 7:30 am and Head for Chatham (Pride Seeds)

    -Arrive in Chatham around 11:00-12:00, possibly visit some fields before getting to the processing plant. We will have lunch sponsored by Pride and then continue on the tour. Tour should last 4 hours, itinerary will include harvest, huskers, driers, picking at plant, auto bagger, colour sorter and palletizer.

    -Leave Chatham around 5:00 and head to London, arrive around 6:00 at hotel. The hotel will be taking care of our dinner in the ballroom. It will be a buffet with a cash bar.

    -Leave Hotel 8:00 a.m Wednesday morning and head to farm show in Woodstock. Spend the day and head home around 4-4:30.

    -Costs for the trip will be $100.00 per person for the hotel and buffet. I will need that amount to be paid up front to reserve your spot on the bus.
    There is room for 56 people and everyone will share a hotel room with another person.
    The bus will be covered by a Tier 1 grant through OSCIA.
    Hoping to find a sponsor for farm show tickets

    Contact info: Paul Hagey 905-260-0997 or pbhagey@hotmail.com


Year 4 of the Growing Forward 2 program continues offering farmers great free workshops and cost-share grants!

Great Workshops?
If you have not attended previously, or your workshop is over five years old, or you could benefit from one of the updated workshops now offered. The workshop information saves you time in learning the latest best management practices and are a critical requirement for applying for most cost share grants.
  • EFP - Environmental Farm Plan
  • GYFP - Growing Your Farm profits
  • Bio-Security for crops, plants and livestock are offered
  • Traceability
  • Food Safety
* See the workshop listing for East & Central Ontario WS_ GF2_Ad_June 5 2016.pdf

Cost-share Grants
Next GF2 application intake window: June 17th to July 7th
A limited number of application intakes windows remain in GF2, so please plan accordingly.
(See the OSCIA web site for key dates and changes ->
http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/growing-forward-2 )
Application intake Window 2016/2017 Claim Deadline
Intake 1 February 5 - February 25, 2016 November 30, 2016
Intake 2 June 17 - July 7, 2016 January 31, 2017
Intake 3 October 14 - November 3, 2016 March 31, 2017
Multi-Year Projects All Intakes March 31, 2017
2017/2018
Intake 1 February 3 - February 23, 2017 January 31, 2018
Intake 2 May 12 - June 1, 2017 January 31, 2018


There are 46 categories of Best Management Practices (BMP's) outlined in the GF2 Producer Program Guide that are eligible for grant funding. The broad range of opportunities from; cover crop assistance to livestock handling systems, water well or fuel storage upgrades, to business and succession planning and much more .
See the GF2 Program Guide for all 46 categories! To view the GF2 Program Guide see "GF2 Resources" on the OSCIA web-site or click on the link -> http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Costshare_Producer_2016_wlinks.pdf

GF2 Info session Webinar:
Join the upcoming GF2 info session webinars for info and to walk through filling out an application ( registration is required) -> http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/growing-forward-2/

SARFIP is back:
The Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) is back for 2016. Up to $20,000 is available per farm business on a first come-first serve basis. SARFIP is great for producers who are looking to make improvements on their farms while also supporting farm habitat for species at risk.
You do not have to have a species at risk on your farm to qualify. Funds are available for such projects as; fencing for rotational grazing, buckthorn removal, stream crossings, wind break plantings, etc. Check it out by clicking on the link-> http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/sarfip/

Don't miss out. Register for a workshop today through the OSCIA web site OR, Contact OSCIA program representatives;
  • Paul Reeds, Regional Program Lead, preeds@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-341-4915
  • Robin Brown, Workshop Leader, robin.brown@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-718-4859
  • Eric Lawlor, Workshop Leader, eric.lawlor@ontariosoilcrop.org 289-251-3042

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(474 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Blake Vince Talks Cover Crops at the 2016 OSCIA Annual Meeting
  • Attention OSCIA Members - Latest news!
  • Announcing the 2016 Soil Champion
  • Crop Advances - Online
  • SARFIP Update
  • GLASI - Farmland Health Check-Up
  • GF2 - Nutrient Management Funding

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1206 kb)

  1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Course for Corn and Soybeans
  2. Neonic Regulation Requirements "To Do" List
  3. Do We Have Amaranth in Ontario and How Do I Tell It Apart From Other Pigweeds?
  4. The Advantages of Seeding Canola Early
  5. Assessing for Winter Wheat Survival
  6. Sulphur Responses in Forages
  7. Does Your Soil Have Problems?
  8. Validating Variable Rate Nitrogen Strategies for Corn in 2016

East Central Scholarships - 2 more for 2016,
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.
Six 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, 2016

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


EAST CENTRAL Executive
Past President Jim Buck 705-696-2567
President Tom Barrie 905-623-6330
1st Vice Alvin Brooks 905-473-3920
2nd Vice Jon Bagshaw 705-934-8989
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, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson, Adam Bent, John Hickson, OMAFRA Ian McDonald/ Thomas Ferguson
Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham Paul Hagey Tom Barrie
Peterborough Kyle Keating Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) Jon Bagshaw Adam Bent
York Alvin Brooks Tom Patterson