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President and Director reportsQuinte Soil and Crop—Justin Dorland
Quinte SCIA has started a three year project to determine whether sulphur applied to fall wheat is profitable. There will be some results at the county annual meetings this fall. Quinte SCIA had a display in the OFA tent at the Hastings Plowing Match and Farm Show.
Northumberland SCIA —Justin Dorland
Northumberland SCIA had a busy summer of planning a bus trip to Kemptville diagnostic day and a family turkey BBQ. The BBQ drew over 150 people to the event which is the largest crowd yet. With harvest coming up soon remember to keep safe especially if younger people are around.
Hastings/L&A SCIA-Shane Smith
Prince Edward SCIA– Mark McFaul
Provincial Director– Dale Ketcheson
As another summer comes to an end there are a lot of changes at OSCIA.
With Growing Forward 2 finally in place there are plenty of opportunities to find some cost-sharing for your on-farm environmental projects. Be sure to look them up to see what might fit your farm. The OSCIA board of directors had a successful summer meeting at vice-president Allan Mol's farm in Thunder Bay. It's good to see how farming is done in other parts of this province.
Also with OSCIA's 75th anniversary coming up I'd like to invite anyone with any historical material (pictures, meeting minutes, etc) to let us know and we'll see if we can use it in the celebration. Also, look out for our photo contest and other anniversary activities to come.
Have a productive and safe harvest.
OSCIA 75th AnniversaryIf you have any pictures or videos of Soil and Crop Improvement Association projects, tours, or meetings that meet the OSCIA mission statement “To facilitate responsible economic management of soil, water, air and crops through development and communication of innovative farming practices”, please send to the OSCIA office in Guelph by November 30, 2013.
Corn and Soybean Seed Ordering Decisions 2014
|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.
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.
Results from 2013 harvest: Henry Nyman had 3 replications and the result was about 3 bus/ac advantage for the sulphur treatment.
Mark McFaul had a side by side with the sulphur treatment about 2 bus/ac less than the Urea control.
If you are interested in participating in the 2014 treatments and harvest. Contact Scott Banks Emerging Crop Specialist, OMAFRA firstname.lastname@example.org 613-258-8359
|The Quinte SCIA Executive|
|Past President||Geoff Townsend|
|Provincial Director||Dale Ketcheson||613-477-1131|
|Regional Communication Coordinator||Neil Moore||705-324-2594|
|Other Directors: Doug Young, Mark McFaul, Lloyd Crowe, Mark Slack, Stan Meeks, Scott Banks.|
|Local Associations||Hastings/L&A||Northumberland||Prince Edward|
|President||Shane Smith||Mark Atkinson||Mark McFaul|
|Sec/Treas||Stan Meeks/Brad King||Doug Young||Lindsay Williams|