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Quinte Soil & Crop
Newsletter  November 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- Marieke Patton
Country Farm Seeds - Harold Huff County Automation - Dan Kempers County Farm Centre
Dekalb - Jason MacCuaig Hyland Seeds - Craig Carson Maizex Seeds - Chad Mangan
Pickseed Canada Precision Planting - Gary Parks Quality Seeds - Doug Baker
Terratec Environmental TCO Agromart

AREA NEWS and Events NovemberQuinte12.pdf 543 kb. Add the
OSCIA News and Crop Talk links below for the same as mailed copy

OSCIA NEWS PDF file(312 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Attention Seed Growers
  • Winter Wheat Straw Nutrient Content and Removal Variation - OSCIA Grant Work Update
  • Seed Bytes
  • Canadian International Farm Show
  • 2012 OSCIA Annual Summer Directors' Meeting - Essex County
  • OSCIA Annual Meeting Update Notice

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(871 kb)

  1. Potato Leafhoppers in Alfalfa: Looking to 2013
  2. Manure Sulphur-Digging Deeper
  3. Risks of Tight Canola Rotations
  4. Ontario Biomass Tour-Did You Miss It?
  5. Grain Gadgets and Ideas
  6. Should Ammonium Sulfate Be Added To Glyphosate?
  7. Banding Nutrients and the Effects on Soil Sampling
Quinte Region SCIA Major Partner Grant Program for 2012, 2013 & 2014 Sulphur on Winter & Spring Wheat in eastern Ontario

Regional Partner programs 2012 to 2014

Grain samples will be a minimum of one, or possibly two strips, at each field location. At harvest, adjacent strips will be harvested and weighed using a weigh-wagon and samples collected for protein and quality analysis. This will give a minimum of two replications at each field location

Ideally the site will not have a history of being heavily manured or be high organic matter.

Treatments: 100% urea at normal nitrogen rate; Calcium Sulphate (19% - S & 23% - Ca) blended with urea to give egual nitrogen rate as treatment1) and 15kg/ha of available sulphur. Soil samples: 0 to 30 cm (for Sulphate) before application and after harvest. Plant tissue samples for Sulphur will be taken. Co-operators apply fertilizer in strips. Soil & tissue sampling by OMAFRA

Strips need to be wide enough to allow for 'full' combine header widths of each treatment & replications and also to avoid the outer 5 to 10 feet of the fertilizer spread pattern or potential spreader overlap or misses.

This program is supported by Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association through a Regional Partner grant and OMAFRA.

Co-operators are needed in Counties of Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, and Prince Edward - please contact Scott Banks Emerging Crop Specialist, OMAFRA scott.banks@ontario.ca 613-258-8359
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