Quinte Soil & Crop Newsletter June 2015
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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2015

For Hastings/Lennox & Addington, Northumberland, and Prince Edward Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads
Alpine Plant Food 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 Quinte15web.pdf 316 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 Quinte15printer.pdf 1479 kb.

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(435 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • "There is no more Undisturbed Soil on Earth"
  • Special Note - RCC Update
  • Keeping an Eye on Entry Points to your Property - Be Vigilant
  • Seed Bytes - BeeConnected App for Pollinator Protection
  • OSGA Summer Field Day - June 30th
  • Soil Health - OSCIA's Top Research Priority
  • GLASI Update & Coupon
  • SARFIP Update
  • 'Foliar fungicides can increase soybean yields when facing disease pressure' - Excerpt from Spotlights on Crop Advances
  • COFS - Sylvite to Sponsor FREE Breakfast again in 2015

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(878 kb)

  1. What Is The Impact Of Manure On Soil Organic Matter?
  2. Precision Ag Site Specific Management
  3. Fine Tuning N Application In Corn
  4. Fertilizing Pastures
  5. Forage Options Following Wheat
  6. In-Furrow Liquid Fungicide Application in Soybeans?
  7. Cover Crop Options for 2015
Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program is open for 2015
Species At Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) assists species at risk, but it is much more. You do not necessarily have to have species at risk on your farm to apply for funding assistance for environmental projects. From 40% to 80% and up to $20,000 is available for various environmental projects. Possible environmental projects include;
  • Fencing along sensitive wetlands and forest,
  • Reforestation and shelter belts,
  • Alternate watering systems,
  • Invasive species removal (like Buckthorn)
  • Improved stream crossings
  • Erosion control structures like grass waterways and spill chutes.
  • Cross fencing for rotational grazing systems.
Eligible applications for SARFIP are approved on a first come - first served basis so don't delay.
Completion of the 3rd or 4th Edition Environmental Farm plan is required for SARFIP applications so see the workshop schedule on the OSCIA web site (www.ontariosoilcrop.org) to register for upcoming Environmental Farm Plan workshops. Obtain a copy of the Brochure from the OSCIA web site and look over the potential project funding and eligibility.
www.ontariosoilcrop.org/en/programs/species_at_risk.htm or contact OSCIA at 519-826-3035 or SARFIP@ontariosoilcrop.org.

The Quinte SCIA Executive
President Mark Burnham 905 372-8263
Past 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, Trevor Crowe, Lloyd Crowe, Shane Smith, Jim McComb, Scott Banks

Local Associations Hastings/L&A Northumberland Prince Edward
President Shane Smith Ian Laver Trevor Crowe
Sec/Treas Dale Ketcheson/Brad King Doug Young Michelle Voskamp