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Quinte Soil & Crop News

March 2009
For Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland and Prince Edward Soil & Crop Members

This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA, Quinte members, and by

Brad King - Alpine Plant Food, Lyle Gallagher - Pickseed Canada, Tri-County Agromart, Royal Bank,
Craig Carson - Hyland Seeds, Jason MacCuaig - Dekalb, Ian Page - BASF, Doug Baker - Quality Seeds,
County Farm Centre, Terratec Environmental, Harold Huff - Country Farm Seeds,
Andrew Wright - Maizex Seeds See Sponsor Ads


If you have not renewed your membership this is the last newsletter and no discounts at Outdoor Farm Show etc.

Pay at an event or mail $15 cheque payable to

Hastings/L&A Soil & Crop to
Charlene Dick, O'Neills Farm Supply, Napanee K7R 1M4

Northumberland Soil & Crop to
Doug Young RR 3 Brighton K0K 1H0

Prince Edward Soil & Crop to
Henry Nyman 459B Cty Rd 20, RR1 Wellington K0K 3L0 or
Prince Edward also offers $28 for 2 years or $40 for 3 years

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(224 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Membership Renewal Strategies
  • Promote Your Local SCIA
  • 2009 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • 2009 OSCIA Annual Meeting
  • Nutrient Management Outreach Grant
  • Promoting Your Association’s Events
  • Farm Safety - Personal Protective Equipment
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(447 kb)

  1. Corn Nitrogen Application—Assessing Potential Loss
  2. Checklist for High Yielding Soybeans
  3. Wheat—Pay Attention to Detail
  4. Valtera—A New Herbicide for Identity Preserved (IP) Soybeans
  5. The Art of Interpreting Field Trials… or, Can Good Data Lead to Bad Results?
  6. Can We Manage Alfalfa Stem Fineness with Varieties and Seeding Rate?
  7. Carbon Credit (Offset) Trading—What’s Going On?
  8. Increasing Pasture Legume Content
  9. Farming Organically

The Farm Line Support Service Moving Forward at The Farm Line
The Farm Line provides friendly, bilingual peer-to-peer support and referral to qualified professionals when required. “Sometimes it’s a lawyer, or a doctor or counsellor; sometimes a caller just ‘needs someone to talk to’,
but there is always an appreciation for the opportunity to speak with some one who understands the problem,”
says Shirley Munro who will be managing the new office. Munro joined the Help Line almost three years ago as
Research Coordinator and has provided her expertise in most aspects of the administration including telephone volunteer.

The free, anonymous and confidential services are provided by committed volunteers. Board members stressed to
politicians The Farm Line faces an ongoing challenge to secure stable funding to cover the operating
expenses such as recruitment and training of volunteers, maintaining current resources, the toll-free telephone line,
to mention only a few. “This is a health related service. As such, government has a social responsibility to
provide funding,” states interim Chair Debra Pretty-Straathof.

If you would like more information about The Farm Line you can call 613-264-8175.

Shirley Munro, Manager
10 Sunset Blvd.,
Perth, ON K7H 2Y2
Tel: 613-264-8175
Fax: 613-264-8175
Email: manager@thefarmline.ca