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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  June 2012

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
Country Farm Seeds - Harold Huff County Automation - Dan Kempers County Farm Centre
Dekalb - Jason MacCuaig Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson Maizex Seeds - Chad Taylor
Pickseed Canada Precision Planting - Gary Parks Quality Seeds - Doug Baker
Terratec Environmental TCO Agromart

AREA NEWS and Events JuneQuinte12.pdf 531 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

Summer Meetings
July 12 FarmSmart Expo www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart/expo

July 17 Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day see coming events Coming Events

July 18 Northumberland County Bus Trip.
7 am Leave from Brighton Car Pool
7:30 am Leave from Cobourg Car Pool
10 am Agrico fertilizer terminal in Hamilton
1 pm Puddicombe Estate Winery and Orchard in Grimsby
3:15 pm Dover flour mill in Cambridge
7 pm Arrive back in Cobourg
7:30 pm Arrive back in Brighton
If you are interested in going on the bus trip contact Doug Hoskin (905-349-2144) or Justin Dorland (613-475-9736 dorland101@hotmail.com). We are taking a highway coach bus with tvs so the drive will be very comfortable and the cost is $25 per person. It is first come first served for seats, we need your money ahead of time to ensure your seat. If the bus is not full by July 1st it will be opened up to other counties.

July 30 Northumberland Soybean Competition The Northumberland Soil and Crop Improvement Association are again running the soybean yield competition within Northumberland County. Last year we had 3 entrants with Hoftyzer farms as our winner, hopefully we can get a few more entrants this year. The entrant has to be a soil and crop member and also enter the provincial soybean yield challenge. The provincial entry form and challenge rules are at the website http://www.gfo.ca/soybeanyieldchallenge.aspx
Everyone that enters the competition needs to notify Justin Dorland by July 30th. The cost to the grower is $15 to enter the provincial competition and $10 for the Northumberland Soil and Crop Improvement Association. The $10 is due before the annual meeting in December. The yield result is to be emailed or phoned to Justin Dorland and the top grower will be announced at the NSCIA annual meeting in December. There have been 2 sponsors come ahead this year to increase the prize money for the competition. TCO agromart and Pro seeds are each awarding $100 to the county winner. The winner receives a gift certificate to a local restaurant plus $100 from each TCO and pro seeds.
All of the local input suppliers have been contacted and will be available to help in the weighing of the samples. Hopefully we get a great deal of participation this continues well into the future.
Justin Dorland, Dorland101@hotmail.com 613-475-9736

August 15 Peterborough SCIA Tillage Demonstration Day see coming events Coming Events

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(1112 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Canada's Outdoor Farm Show Brunch Update
  • OSCIA Staffing Changes
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Seed Bytes
  • Leading Developments in Precision Agriculture - Presentation by Greg Kitching at OSCIA's February 2012 AGM

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1048 kb)

  1. Tillage to Swear By
  2. Cover Crop Selection
  3. Early Summer Grazing
  4. Fungicides in Spring Cereals
  5. Grub Damage in Hay Fields & Pasture
  6. More From the Land, Rather than More Land!
  7. Wild Parsnip-Evaluation of Herbicide Control Options
  8. Summer Applied Solid Manure-Is This the Year?
  9. Activation Laboratories Ltd Joins OMAFRA's Accredited Soil Testing Program
  10. What's the Next Step In Precision Agriculture?
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: Justin Dorland, Doug Young, Rick Terpstra, Lloyd Crowe, Shane Smith, Stan Meeks, Jim McComb, Mark Slack, and Scott Banks

Local Associations Hastings/L&A Northumberland Prince Edward
President Vacant Justin Dorland Mark McFaul
Sec/Treas Charlene Whattam Doug Young Henry Nyman