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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  March 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 MarQuinte12.pdf 366 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(791 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • LB Thomson Award - Don Lobb
  • Seed Bytes
  • OSCIA Staffing Changes
  • Crop Advances

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(518 kb)

  1. Grain Storage-Problems to Avoid
  2. Mapping Information You can Use
  3. Let's Make Hay!
  4. Starting the Grain Season
  5. Is it Time to Feed the Beans?
  6. The STRAW Specialist?
  7. Comparing the Performance of Various Herbicide Programs In Non-GMO, Food Grade Soybeans
  8. Does ESNŽ SMART NITROGENŽ Improve Corn and Spring Wheat Yield?
  9. Crop Fertilizer Decisions Made Easier
  10. Reducing Soil Erosion in Areas of Concentrated Flow
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 Shawn Donnan Justin Dorland Rick Terpstra
Sec/Treas Charlene Whattam Doug Young Henry Nyman
Press Release Feb 22, Guelph-based The Savvy Farmer Inc. has announced the launch of Savvy Farmer lite, a FREE version of its popular Savvy Farmer software.

First launched in 2011, Savvy Farmer is already trusted by many farmers, agricultural retailers, custom applicators, agronomists, and government across Canada as the #1 source of unbiased pest control information. This new service "was created in response to farmers who want quick and easy access to pest control information but do not feel they need the added features found within the full Savvy Farmer paid software," Savvy Farmer president Warren Libby said in a release. Savvy Farmer Lite can be accessed at www.savvyfarmerlite.com while information on all the Savvy Farmer softwares can be found at www.savvyfarmer.com