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Newsletter  March 2017

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 Bayer - Katja Rochacewich
CIBC Country Farm Seeds - Harold Huff County Automation - Dan Kempers
County Farm Centre Dekalb - Jason MacCuaig Dow Seeds - Craig Carson
Maizex Seeds - Chadd Taylor Pickseed Canada Precision Planting - Gary Parks
Quality Seeds - Doug Baker Royal Bank Syngenta - Andrew Wright
Terratec Environmental TCO Agromart

AREA NEWS and Events March Quinte17.pdf 1091 kb. Add the information on
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy or this link has all together March Quinte2017 printer.pdf2227 kb.

  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • East Central Soil and Crop Soil Health Workshop March 22
    Soil Health Workshop Flyer and register for Bethany Proposed Agenda
    10-12 Soil Health Challenges and Management Options An in-depth look at soil structure, organic matter and nutrient cycling and soil biology. OMAFRA Soils Team Adam Hayes, Jake Munroe, Deanna Nemeth Special Guest Odette Menard, Conseillère régionale en conservation des sols et de l'eau, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
    12-1 lunch
    1-1.45 Compaction as it Relates to Crop Productivity and Soil Health Ian McDonald, OMAFRA
    1.45-2.15 3 local farmers who at different places but doing the right things, 10 minutes each Zac Cohoon, Jeff Thurston, Dustin Mulock
    2.15-3.00 All Speaker Panel Discussion
    3.00-3.15 Introducing the new Ontario Agricultural Super Hero and the Soil Health Experiment (#Soilyourundies)
    3.15 Arevidarchy/Bon Voyage!

    Quinte Soil and Crop Soil Health Workshop March 24
    Soil Health Workshop Flyer and register for Batawa Proposed Agenda
    10-12 Soil Health Challenges and Management Options An in-depth look at soil structure, organic matter and nutrient cycling and soil biology. OMAFRA Soils Team Christoph Kessel, Christine Brown, Andrew Jamison, Ted Taylor
    12-1 lunch
    1-1.45 Compaction as it Relates to Crop Productivity and Soil Health Ian McDonald, OMAFRA
    1.45-2.15 3 local farmers who at different places but doing the right things, 10 minutes each Mark Burnham, Ian Sculthorpe, Kelly Sharpe, and Eric Kaiser (note with 4 speakers may need to add 10 more minutes to the program)
    2.15-3.00 All Speaker Panel Discussion
    3.00-3.15 Introducing the new Ontario Agricultural Super Hero and the Soil Health Experiment (#Soilyourundies)
    approx. 3.15 Arevidarchy/Bon Voyage!

  • Growing Forward 2 new changes March 10, 2017
  • Regional Program Lead: Paul Reeds 705-341-4915 Paul.Reeds@ontariosoilcrop.org
  • Registration for EFP and GYFP Workshop Leaders:
    • Robin Brown at Robin.Brown@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-718-4859
    • Eric Lawlor at Eric.Lawlor@ontariosoilcrop.org 289-251-3042
  • OSCIA NEWS PDF file(272 kb)

    • Message from the President
    • 2017 OSCIA Soil Champion Winner
    • Program Update - Controlled Drainage
    • Environmental/Soil-Health Program Survey
    • Forage Master Competition Launch
    • Agricorp - Production Insurance
    • Farmers Encouraged to Minimize Dust from Planters

    CROP TALK - By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1077 kb)

    1. Phosphorus and Potassium Management for Corn, Soybean and Wheat
    2. Cover Crop Learnings From 2016
    3. Year Two of the Environmentally Sustainable Utilization of N on Corn Project
    4. Cover Crops as a Soil Fertility Tool
    5. Meeting Corn Nutrient Needs with LysteGro (Processed Biosolid)
    6. Sulphur Fertility in Corn

    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 Mark Burnham 905 372-8263
    Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
    Other Directors: Dale Ketcheson, Eric Lawlor, Lloyd Crowe, Shane Smith, Jim McComb, Scott Banks,

    Local Associations Hastings/L&A Northumberland Prince Edward
    President Shane Smith Mark Burnham Past - Mark McFaul
    Sec/Treas Dale Ketcheson/Brad King Eric Lawlor Michelle Voskamp/ Henry Nyman