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Newsletter  November 2014

For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Allied Accounting - Leonard Dick Alpine Plant Food - Brad King BASF - Diane Hall
Bayer CropScience - Marieke Patton Dekalb - Dan Kaufman Evergreen John Deere - Tom Morawetz
FCC Canada Ganaraska Grain - Rafe Currelly 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

AREA NEWS and Events NovemberEastCentral14localweb.pdf 710 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all 3 together NovemberEast Central14web.pdf 3853 kb.

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(257 kb)

  • message from the president
  • CoCoRaHS: a New Volunteer Precipitation Network in Ontario
  • new grant structure for 2015
  • SARFIP 2014
  • 2014 Ontario Forage Master Winner
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • More Options to Renew Your Membership
  • Do You Need to Use Treated Seed?
  • 2014 OSCIA AGM
  • Soil Champion Award

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(909 kb)

  1. P and K Considerations In Corn
  2. Winterkill From Manure Application
  3. Sustainability In Your Future?
  4. Does Forage Variety Testing Have A Future?
  5. New "Cashcroppers" App For Crop Rotations
  6. Cover Crops Update and Fall Management
  7. Producing Quality Beef Calves With Quality Pasture
  8. Do You Need to Use Insecticide-Treated Corn and Soybean Seed?
  9. Identifying Corn Moulds
  10. Keep Canola In Your Rotation For 2015!
Jan 5 York Soil and Crop Annual Meeting, 10 am, Lions Club Hall, Mt Albert Dr Terry Daynard, "What lies ahead for Agriculture in Ontario and York Region"; Steve Kell, P&H, on "Commodity Markets". East Central H-3 year 3 report with Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist

Jan 7 Peterborough Soil and Crop Annual Meeting, 10:30 am, Douro Community Centre Tom Barrie, Bowmanville on "Crop production using crop rotation" East Central H-3 year 3 report with Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist

Jan 9 Durham Soil and Crop Annual Meeting, 10 am, Nesleton Hall Christine Brown, OMAFRA on "Manure Handling" A farmers panel on experiences with their different corn heads Dale Mountjoy on his trip to Brazil East Central H-3 year 3 report with Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist

Jan 14 Victoria Soil and Crop Annual Meeting, 10 am, OPS Community Centre Joel Bagg, OMAFA "Forage Establishment" East Central H-3 year 3 report with Peter Doris, OMAFRA Nutrient Specialist

Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms, Healthy Environment (H-3) Project Update

WORKSHOPS
Tuesday Dec 16, 11 am to 3 pm, Douro Community Centre (Peterborough County) East Central Soil and Crop Improvement Association in partnership with OMAFRA invite you to a H-3 workshop: Soil testing and what the results mean for your farm! Crop nutrient budgeting for your farm. Lunch provided. There is no cost to attend. Call Peter Doris, OMAFRA to reserve your spot 613 475 5604 or peter.doris@ontario.ca

Tuesday Dec 16, 7 pm to 9:30 pm, Ops Community Centre (just east of Lindsay on Hwy 7) East Central Soil and Crop Improvement Association in partnership with OMAFRA invite you to a H-3 workshop: Soil testing and what the results mean for your farm! Crop nutrient budgeting for your farm. Pasture and Forage Focus - Jack Kyle, Pasture Specialist, OMAFRA Light Refreshments provided. There is no cost to attend but need to RSVP in advance by calling Peter Doris, OMAFRA 613 475 5604 or peter.doris@ontario.ca

Wednesday Dec 17, 11 am to 3 pm, Goodwood Community Centre (intersection of Highway 47 and Regional Road 21) East Central Soil and Crop Improvement Association in partnership with OMAFRA invite you to a H-3 workshop: Soil testing and what the results mean for your farm! Crop nutrient budgeting for your farm. Lunch provided. There is no cost to attend. Call Peter Doris, OMAFRA to reserve your spot 613 475 5604 peter.doris@ontario.ca

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, 2014

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