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Newsletter  November 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 November Quinte13 printer.pdf 297 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

Dec 12 Northumberland SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, at the Codrington Community Centre.
Speakers: Steven Kell or replacement on Marketing; Horst Bohner on Soybeans; Scott Banks
on projects. Eric Lawlor on Growing Forward 2. Contact: Doug Young 613-475-1757

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(475 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • OSGA Annual Meeting Update
  • Advancing Crop Technologies with Grants to Regions and Counties/Districts
  • 75th Anniversary for OSCIA - 2014 - Special Recognition Awards Update
  • 2013 Ontario Forage Masters Winner
  • Seed Bytes - Significant Changes to Seed Field Inspections for 2014
  • George Morris Centre Study Summary
  • OSCIA Annual Meeting Update

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1037 kb)

  1. Heavy Equipment and Soil Compaction
  2. Manure, Phosphorus and the Winter Landscape
  3. Agriculture Sustainability - Who Defines it?
  4. IPM Approach To Corn Seedling Insect Pests
  5. Keeping the Soil Covered - Managing Crop Residues and Cover Crops
  6. Fall Forage Double Crop With Cover Crops
  7. Virus Diseases of Dry Beans On the Rise In 2013
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