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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  November 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 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 November EastCentral15web.pdf 873 kb. Add the information on
January 22 YieldSmart and January 23 FarmSmart Conferences YieldSmart/FarmSmart Flyer (351 kb)
and the March 2,3 East Central Farm Show 2016 ECFS Flyer (247 kb) and the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all together November EastCentral15 printer.pdf 2433 kb.

  • Weather 2015 from Quinte and East Central area link to separate page
  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • East Central Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance from East Central SCIA - 4-H and local SCIA projects
  • York Soil and Crop Association Annual Meeting Monday January 4
    Mount Albert Lions Hall, 5057 Mt Albert Rd, Mount Albert
    9:30 am Coffee and Registration; 10 am Call to Order
    Main Speakers/Topics: Peter Johnson, Cover Crop Panel, Market Update
  • Peterborough Soil and Crop Association Annual Meeting Wednesday January 6
    Douro Community Centre; 10 am Coffee and Registration
    10:30 am Call to Order; Main Speakers/Topics:
    Andrew Wright, Syngenta, on Round-up resistant weeds and soybean planting widths.
  • Victoria Soil and Crop Association Annual Meeting Tuesday January 12
    OPS Community Centre, 10 am Coffee and Registration
    10:30 am Call to Order, Main Speakers/Topics:
    Don Lobb on erosion control solutions; Duston Mulock on experience with cover crops;
    Joe Hickson on seed treatment and row width trials.
    Also, hoping to have a speaker on precision agriculture from Veritas Farm Management.
  • Durham Soil and Crop Association Annual Meeting Friday January 15
    Reach Centre, Port Perry; 9:30 am Coffee and Registration
    10:15 am Call to Order. Main Speakers/Topics: to be determined
  • Summer Tour report by Bruce McKeown Our summer tour on September 3 was attended by 65 people.
    We saw 3 different mixes of cover crops in corn at one farm.
    We admired a field of Italian ryegrass which is producing high yields of good quality feed.
    The Bagshaw family showed us their new elevator facility and some corn nitrogen trials.
    The highlight of the day was Peter and Rob Bonis' amazing new seed cleaning facility.
    Here we also had lunch sponsored by Victoria County Grains and Victoria Soil and crop.

  • Workshop List_Central Ont_Summer Fall 2015 ( revised May282015).pdf
    • 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

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(566 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • OSCIA Visitor Satisfaction Survey Winners
  • "More OSCIA Membership Benefits!"
  • OSGA Annual Meeting - December 8th
  • 2015 Ontario Forage Master Winner
  • "SARFIP: what's in it for you?"
  • OSCIA Annual Meeting - Feb. 9-10, 2016
  • Soil Champion Nomination Announcement

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1049 kb)

  1. Fall Soil Management
  2. Environmentally Sustainable Utilization of Nitrogen on Corn
  3. Managing Phosphorus to Maintain Yield and Water Quality
  4. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Moving into Homes for the Winter
  5. ZoneSmart Explored Making Management Zones
  6. Let's meet the new members of our teams

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

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