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Newsletter  June 2017

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
Bayer - Katja Rochacewich CIBC 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
Quality Seeds - Joel Bagg Reesor Seed and Grain Terratec Environmental

AREA NEWS and Events June EastCentral2017.pdf 833 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 EastCentral17 PRINTER.pdf 2231 kb.

  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • Soil Conservation Council of Canada's Summit Flyer PDF file(434 kb) August 22,23 Guelph

  • Terry O'Connor Award Presentation May 10, 2017.
    Terry was awarded a Provincial Volunteer Appreciation Award for his
    20 years of service to the York Soil and Crop Improvement Association
  • Peterborough SCIA bus trip August 9
    To Greenwood Mushroom Farm, Ocala Winery, Ressor Seed & Grain.
    No open toe shoes for safety reasons
    Contact: Don Oliver OLIVERETTEFarm@hotmail.com

    York SCIA BBQ August 9
    6 pm, Jan King's, 2500 Concession 2, Stouffville
    Contact: Tom Patterson tpatt@sympatico.ca

    Durham SCIA bus trip August 24
    To St Mary's cement to view a blast and other stuff. The Energy from waste plant
    The final stop will be at the Oshawa Harbour.
    Contact: Tom Barrie tomsallybarrie@gmail.com

    Victoria SCIA bus trip August 29
    To Kawartha Ethanol, Ontario Water Buffalo & Cheese,
    Kurt Vanclief, Willowlee Sod Farms Ltd, Ameliasburg
    Contact: Bruce McKeown s.mckeown57@gmail.com

  • Growing Forward 2 Regional Program Lead:
    Paul Reeds 705-341-4915 Paul.Reeds@ontariosoilcrop.org
  • Registration for EFP and GYFP Workshop Leaders:
    • Robin Brown at Robin.Brown@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-718-4859
    • Eric Lawlor at Eric.Lawlor@ontariosoilcrop.org 289-251-3042
  • East Central Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance from East Central SCIA - 4-H and local SCIA projects

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(387 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Increasing Membership Engagement at OSCIA
  • Ontario Forage Master Competition Update
  • Highlights from the 2016 Census of Agriculture
  • EFP at the University of Guelph
  • Building Soil Health, In Case You Missed it…
  • Your Regional OMAFRA Field Crop Specialists

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(754 kb)

  1. Could 2017 be the Year of the Armyworm?
  2. Optimizing Winter Wheat Quality at Harvest
  3. New, free Soil Health publications now available to order!
  4. Tank-mixing Can Reduce Weed Control
  5. Reducing the Risk of Farm Fires
  6. Clubroot in Ontario Canola
  7. Re-evaluating the Cost of Compaction from Manure Application

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, 2017

Got a project? - Need some financial assistance?
Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $1100 from the East Central Region
Soil and Crop Improvement Association for projects in the East Central area.
Decision to accept the project will reflect the mandate of the East Central Soil & Crop Improvement
Association. Contact: Neil Moore 705-324-2594, nmoore361@gmail.com

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, Paul Hagey, Frank Hoftyzer, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson,
Adam Bent, Bruce McKeown, Derrick Weiher, OMAFRA: Ian McDonald
Local Association - President - Sec/Treas
Durham Paul Hagey Tom Barrie
Peterborough Derrick Weiher Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) Jon Bagshaw Adam Bent
York Jordan Coates Tom Patterson