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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2014

For Hastings/Lennox & Addington, Northumberland, and Prince Edward Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Allied Accounting - Nicole Leach 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 Dupont Pioneer - Mark McFaul
Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson Maizex Seeds - Chad Mangan Pickseed Canada
Precision Planting - Gary Parks Quality Seeds - Doug Baker Royal Bank
Terratec Environmental TCO Agromart

AREA NEWS and Events June Quinte14.pdf 313 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk from links below for the same as mailed copy
or this link has all 3 together June Quinte14printer.pdf 2924 kb.

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(1596 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Encouraging Wood Turtle Habitat Through SARFIP
  • Managing Memberships in a New Age of Technology
  • Challenges in Defining Soil Health
  • Ontario Forage Masters
  • On-farm Corn Trials Follow-up
  • Seed Bytes
  • Canadian Seed Growers’ Annual Meeting
  • Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Brunch Update

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1108 kb)

  1. Scouting Alfalfa Fields for Potato Leafhopper
  2. The Appeal Of Late N Application In Corn
  3. Things To Watch For In 2014 Corn
  4. What is the Correct Time to Apply Foliar Fungicides to Soybeans?
  5. Cover Crops Following Cereals and Late Summer Harvested Crops
  6. Interpreting A Detailed Organic Amendment Analysis
  7. Don’t Lose Hay Yield To Poor P & K Fertility
  8. Considerations For Horse Owners Buying Hay
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

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.

Final year results will be presented this winter. Please consider ideas for a major project to start next year.
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, Mark McFaul, Lloyd Crowe, Ian Laver, Shane Smith, Jim McComb, Mark Atkinson, Scott Banks

Local Associations Hastings/L&A Northumberland Prince Edward
President Shane Smith Justin Dorland Mark McFaul
Sec/Treas Dale Ketcheson/Brad King Doug Young Michelle Voskamp