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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  March 2011

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

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OMAFRA, OSCIA Alpine Plant Food - Brad King BASF - Ian Page
Country Farm Seeds - Harold Huff County Automation - Dan Kempers County Farm Centre - Doug West
Dekalb - Jason MacCuaig Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson Maizex Seeds - Chad Mangan
Pickseed Canada - Lyle Gallagher Precision Planting - Gary Parks Quality Seeds - Doug Baker
Royal Bank in Peterborough Terratec Environmental Tri-County Agromart

AREA NEWS OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below

April 5 Sprayer Clinic 9:30 am with Helmut Spieser, OMAFRA
at John Pulver's shop - Bedrock Enterprises, 74 Loomis Rd, Codrington, (613) 475-1516

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(296 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • OSCIA 2011 Annual Meeting
  • OSCIA Membership Benefits
  • Lake Simcoe Clean-up Fund
  • Seed Bytes
  • CSGA Annual Meeting
  • NEW OSCIA Member Benefit

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(187 kb)

  1. What Corn Yield Do I Use for the N Calculator?
  2. Comparing Herbicide Programs in Identity Preserved (IP) Soybeans
  3. "Boron on Trial" for Spring Canola Growers
  4. Does Early Planting Along with Late Maturing Varieties Increase Soybean Yields?
  5. GMO Alfalfa
  6. Temporary Field Storage of Manure in Winter
  7. Planning for the 2011 Grazing Season
  8. So Long and Thanks!
  9. Good Soil Structure Essential for Optimum Crop Growth

The Quinte SCIA Executive,
President Geoff Townsend 705-653-2361
Sec-Treas Henry Nyman 613-399-3429
1st Vice Shawn Donnan 613-395-1387
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 Shawn Donnan - Justin Dorland - Rick Terpstra
Sec/Treas Charlene Whattam - Doug Young - Henry Nyman

An introduction.
My name is Dale Ketcheson. I have been chosen as the new provincial director for the Quinte
region, replacing Max Kaiser who is now provincial president.

I've been farming dairy and cash crops for 14 years with my father at Moira in Hastings County and now with his retirement I'm transitioning out of dairy and into cash crops and some forestry. My wife and I also have 4 young children.

I particularly want to encourage you to take part in the consultation on the province's agriculture-wildlife conflict strategy. I know wildlife damage and predation are a particular issue for many of us in the Quinte region and I can tell you from our history in Hastings County that with the expansion of the elk herd into and throughout Quinte that the problem will get worse before it gets better. We need more and better methods for preventing wildlife damage and for dealing with the aftermath, as well as more opportunities for cost-sharing for preventing damage and for compensation for damage not covered under existing policies.
I'm looking forward to taking part in the future of the OSCIA and working with all of you.
Use Google search for agriculture-wildlife conflict strategy. April 11th deadline to comment