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Quinte Soil & Crop News

November 2008
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, Doug Baker Quality Seeds,
Craig Carson Hyland Seeds, Sean Cochrane Dekalb, Ian Page BASF, Robert Hartle Royal Bank,
Lloyd Crowe Pioneer, County Farm Centre, Terratec Environmental, Andrew Wright Country Farm Seeds,
and Ron Carter Quinte - Eco Consultants Inc. See Sponsor Ads


Thursday December 11 Northumberland SCIA Annual Meeting, 10 am, Codrington Hall
Membership $15, lunch $12
Scott Banks, OMAFRA on the Quinte Project
Ben Currelly, Grain Trader at NorAg Resources Inc
Peter Johnson, OMAFRA Cereal Specialist
Prince Edward SCIA Annual Meeting—to be planned for the last half of January
L&A and Hastings Annual Meetings still to be planned

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(328 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Local Annual Meetings
  • Promote Your Local Association
  • 2008 Ontario Forage Masters Program
  • Field Pocket Guide
  • Nutrient Management Outreach Grant
  • Nutrient Management BMP Demo Grant
  • Cover Crops Conference
  • OSCIA Grant Deadlines
  • OSCIA Awards
  • Agriculture in Action

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(388 kb)

  1. 2008 Soybean Yields
  2. ‘Aromatic Gold’ - How to Take a Sample to Determine Value of Manure
  3. Fertilizer, Fall or Spring?
  4. Is That Fertilizer a Good Deal?
  5. Fall Weed Management Wrap-Up
  6. Canola BMP Trial - Raising the Yield Bar
  7. Will Winter Cutworm Show Up This Year?
  8. Bio-Energy Crops Research
  9. Is Biomass Heat a Future Enterprise for Your Farm?
  10. Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

We Want to Hear From YOU!!
OSCIA is currently conducting a membership survey to get some ideas and suggestions
from our members. Copies of the survey are available on www.ontariosoilcrop.org ,
from your local provincial director or will be available at your local county/district annual meetings.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and help shape the future of your organization!!
Congratulations to Justin Dorland
Congratulations to Justin Dorland from Northumberland County as the Ontario Forage Master for 2008.
Justin now qualifies to compete at the American Forage and Grassland Council Contest in Michigan, June 2009.
The Farm Line Support Service Moving Forward at The Farm Line
In January 2008 OMAFRA announced a one time grant to The Farm Line Support Service as part of a package to assist the agriculture community with the crises affecting the pork, beef, and tobacco and horticulture sectors.
As part of this process the board has hired a new general manager and moved the office to Perth, Ontario.
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Munro as our new Manager.
Comments or questions are welcome. You can call the new office at 1-613-264-8175 or email us at
manager@thefarmline.ca 1-888-451-2903 www.thefarmline.ca