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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2016

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 Dow Seeds - Craig Carson Dupont Pioneer - Mark McFaul
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 Quinte16.pdf 911 kb. Add the information on
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all together June Quinte16printer.pdf 2023 kb.

  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • Weather for 2016 from Quinte and East Central area link to separate page
  • East Central Farm Show pictures

  • Year 4 of the Growing Forward 2 program continues offering farmers great free workshops and cost-share grants!

    Great Workshops?
    If you have not attended previously, or your workshop is over five years old, or you could benefit from one of the updated workshops now offered. The workshop information saves you time in learning the latest best management practices and are a critical requirement for applying for most cost share grants.
    • EFP - Environmental Farm Plan
    • GYFP - Growing Your Farm profits
    • Bio-Security for crops, plants and livestock are offered
    • Traceability
    • Food Safety
    * See the workshop listing for East & Central Ontario WS_ GF2_Ad_June 5 2016.pdf

    Cost-share Grants
    Next GF2 application intake window: June 17th to July 7th
    A limited number of application intakes windows remain in GF2, so please plan accordingly.
    (See the OSCIA web site for key dates and changes ->
    http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/growing-forward-2 )
    Application intake Window 2016/2017 Claim Deadline
    Intake 1 February 5 - February 25, 2016 November 30, 2016
    Intake 2 June 17 - July 7, 2016 January 31, 2017
    Intake 3 October 14 - November 3, 2016 March 31, 2017
    Multi-Year Projects All Intakes March 31, 2017
    2017/2018
    Intake 1 February 3 - February 23, 2017 January 31, 2018
    Intake 2 May 12 - June 1, 2017 January 31, 2018


    There are 46 categories of Best Management Practices (BMP's) outlined in the GF2 Producer Program Guide that are eligible for grant funding. The broad range of opportunities from; cover crop assistance to livestock handling systems, water well or fuel storage upgrades, to business and succession planning and much more .
    See the GF2 Program Guide for all 46 categories! To view the GF2 Program Guide see "GF2 Resources" on the OSCIA web-site or click on the link -> http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Costshare_Producer_2016_wlinks.pdf

    GF2 Info session Webinar:
    Join the upcoming GF2 info session webinars for info and to walk through filling out an application ( registration is required) -> http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/growing-forward-2/

    SARFIP is back:
    The Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) is back for 2016. Up to $20,000 is available per farm business on a first come-first serve basis. SARFIP is great for producers who are looking to make improvements on their farms while also supporting farm habitat for species at risk.
    You do not have to have a species at risk on your farm to qualify. Funds are available for such projects as; fencing for rotational grazing, buckthorn removal, stream crossings, wind break plantings, etc. Check it out by clicking on the link-> http://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/oscia-programs/sarfip/

    Don't miss out. Register for a workshop today through the OSCIA web site OR, Contact OSCIA program representatives;
    • Paul Reeds, Regional Program Lead, preeds@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-341-4915
    • Robin Brown, Workshop Leader, robin.brown@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-718-4859
    • Eric Lawlor, Workshop Leader, eric.lawlor@ontariosoilcrop.org 289-251-3042

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(604 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Special Notice: RCC Update
  • US Agriculture’s Response to Lake Erie Algal Blooms - 2016 OSCIA AGM
  • Sylvite to Sponsor Breakfast at COFS
  • OSCIA Tier One Grants Proving Value
  • SARFIP Update
  • Grassland Stewardship Program Update
  • OSCIA GF2 - Tim Noxon, Vicki’s Veggies - Record Keeping System
  • OSGA Field Day Notice
  • Biomass Demo Tour

CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1206 kb)

  1. A Recap on PSNT Sampling and Revised PSNT Recommendation
  2. Wide Row Soybeans—Are They a Good Option for Ontario Growers?
  3. Custom Rates Increased Again in 2015
  4. Reducing Mycotoxins in Corn Silage with Application of Fungicides
  5. Is Recalibration Needed? Our Role in Providing Habitat and Fostering Biodiversity
  6. The Facts on Swede Midge in Canada
  7. Slurry Seeding Cover Crops Following Wheat Harvest

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, OMAFRA Scott Banks/ Thomas Ferguson

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