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East Central Soil & Crop
Newsletter  September 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 September EastCentral15web.pdf 831 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all 3 together September EastCentral15printer.pdf 2840 kb.

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(490 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • "Covered livestock yard improves cattle comfort while reducing environmental footprint" - Lilian Schaer
  • Farmland Health Incentive Program is here! & GLASI Coupon - Jen Hoesen
  • OSGA Annual Meeting - December 8th
  • "2015 OSCIA Summer Tour - Oxford County" - Cathy Dibble
  • "Soil Champion's fields could unlock corn yield potential" - Lilian Schaer
  • OSCIA Launching a NEW WEBSITE!
  • Special thank you to Sylvite for Sponsoring the FREE Breakfast for members at COFS

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(690 kb)

  1. Synopsis of NNI requirements for growers
  2. Neonicotinoid regulations for growers
  3. Conducting a pest assessment for use of Class 12 Pesticides
  4. Crop rotations for each farm property
  5. Schedule of Ontario counties and regions when professional pest advisors are required

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