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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2013

For Hastings/Lennox & Addington, Northumberland, and Prince Edward Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Alpine Plant Food - Brad King BASF - Diane Hall Bayer CropScience - Marieke Patton
Country Farm Seeds - Harold Huff County Automation - Dan Kempers County Farm Centre
Dekalb - Jason MacCuaig Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson Maizex Seeds - Chad Mangan
Pickseed Canada Precision Planting - Gary Parks Quality Seeds - Doug Baker
Royal Bank Terratec Environmental TCO Agromart
Dupont Pioneer - Mark McFaul

AREA NEWS and Events June Quinte13 printer.pdf 295 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(466 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Attention Seed Growers - Interprovincial Update
  • “Reflecting on What was Learned in 2012” - Adam Hayes & Horst Bohner, OMAF/MRA
  • Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Brunch Update
  • 75th Anniversary for OSCIA - 2014 - Special Recognition Awards Update Nomination_Form_County_for_75th_.pdf
  • North Eastern Ontario SCIA Bus Tour to Saguenay, Quebec
  • Seed Bytes - Alternate Seed Delivery
  • GF2 - EFP/GYFP Workshop Schedule

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(723 kb)

  1. Follow Us On Twitter and FieldCropNews.com
  2. What’s Up This Summer In Ag Education Events?
  3. Wild Parsnip Control
  4. Pasture Utilization
  5. Can I Apply Post-Emergent Herbicides to Soybeans Before the 1st Trifoliate Stage?
  6. Exploring Trends in Farmland Ownership and Rental
  7. Seeking the Green
  8. Low Disturbance Shallow Manure Injection Into Forages
  9. Cover Crops Can Provide Much Needed Forage
  10. Nitrogen Application for High Yielding Soybeans
Quinte Region SCIA Major Partner Grant Program for 2012, 2013 & 2014 Sulphur on Winter & Spring Wheat in eastern Ontario

Regional Partner programs 2012 to 2014

Grain samples will be a minimum of one, or possibly two strips, at each field location. At harvest, adjacent strips will be harvested and weighed using a weigh-wagon and samples collected for protein and quality analysis. This will give a minimum of two replications at each field location

Ideally the site will not have a history of being heavily manured or be high organic matter.

Treatments: 100% urea at normal nitrogen rate; Calcium Sulphate (19% - S & 23% - Ca) blended with urea to give egual nitrogen rate as treatment1) and 15kg/ha of available sulphur. Soil samples: 0 to 30 cm (for Sulphate) before application and after harvest. Plant tissue samples for Sulphur will be taken. Co-operators apply fertilizer in strips. Soil & tissue sampling by OMAFRA

Strips need to be wide enough to allow for 'full' combine header widths of each treatment & replications and also to avoid the outer 5 to 10 feet of the fertilizer spread pattern or potential spreader overlap or misses.

This program is supported by Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association through a Regional Partner grant and OMAFRA.

Contact Scott Banks Emerging Crop Specialist, OMAFRA scott.banks@ontario.ca 613-258-8359

The Quinte SCIA Executive
President Justin Dorland 613-475-0891
Sec-Treas Henry Nyman 613-399-3429
Provincial Director Dale Ketcheson 613-477-1131
Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
Other Directors: Doug Young, Geoff Townsend, Mark McFaul, Lloyd Crowe, Shane Smith, Stan Meeks, Jim McComb, and Scott Banks

Local Associations Hastings/L&A Northumberland Prince Edward
President Shane Smith Justin Dorland Mark McFaul
Sec/Treas Stan Meeks/Brad King Doug Young Lindsay Williams