East Central June 2018 Newsletter



East Central Soil & Crop Newsletter  June 2018

For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members

This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and
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Allied Associates LLP – Leonard Dick Alpine Plant Food – Brad King BASF – Nicole Beechey
Bayer – Katja Rochacewich CIBC – Steve Richie Dekalb – Dan Kaufman
Dow Seeds – Craig Carson Evergreen John Deere – Tom Morawetz FBC – Thomas Ferguson
FCC Canada Ganaraska Grain – Rafe Currelly Gowanlea Ltd – Jim, Dave Smith
Green Tractors – Ken Svendsen Hub International Lindsay, Port Perry Lockie Farms – Daryl Rush
Maizex Seeds – Chadd Taylor Midnight Acres Inc– Joe Hickson NK Seeds– Ed Warriner
Pearson Insurance Lindsay Pickseed Canada Pioneer – Tom Barrie
RBC Royal Bank – Josie Lemaire & Colin Streeter Quality Seeds – Joel Bagg Reesor Seed and Grain
Terratec Environmental Thompsons

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  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • East Central Soil and Crop trip to Farm Progress Show in Iowa
    August 26-30, 2018

    Departure, Sunday August 26 at 7:00 am from Peterborough. Pick up in Lindsay and pickup in Durham/York Region. Drive for a full day, stopping at border and for lunch.
    Arrive at Joliet Best Western North.
    Monday: Breakfast included at best Western and stop at Le Claire, Iowa Antique Archeology, home base and store for American Pickers on History TV. Stop for lunch
    1:00 pm Kinze Innovation Centre and plant tour. The Innovation Centre shows Kinze’s rich heritage and highlights technology shaping the future of farming. See how a local one man shop grew in 50 years to having 900 employees. Approximately 2 hours.
    Arrive in Des Moines early evening and check into Quality Inn.
    Tuesday: Breakfast included at Quality Inn. Full day at Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa. Back to Hotel for evening.
    Wednesday: Breakfast included at the Quality Inn. Tour of Lacrosse Turf and Forage, specializing in award winning cover crop seed and research (unconfirmed at press time)
    3:00 pm: Cinnamon Ridge Farms, Donahue Iowa. The Maxwell Family, a sixth generation dairy farm focusing on farm tours for both the general public and farmers (over 6,000 last year). Milking 250 Jerseys with robots: 2017 average: 11,681 kg milk; 554 kg fat; 448 kg protein. Also, on farm cheese processing. They farm 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans. 3 of last 4 years yields were over 300 bushels for corn. Cow calf operation: market all their dairy bull beef through local stores. In addition: 10,000 pigs and a layer operation and on farm store. We will have supper here. Check into Best Western Plus in Joliet.
    Thursday: back home to Peterborough
    Pricing based on double occupancy. Space is limited to 40 paying passengers.
    4 nights hotel, 4 breakfasts and bus: $762 per person
    We are hoping to get sponsors to help cover other meals etc.

    Deadline to register is July 16. Seating is limited.
    Contact: Bruce McKeown 705-953-9935. Jessica Swain at Carlson Wagonlit Travel:
    705-743-8683 or jswain@carlsonwagonlit.net

  • Willis Nelson 2018
    At the annual meeting in January, the members of the Peterborough Soil & Crop Improvement Association gratefully acknowledged the outstanding contribution of Willis Nelson, a past president and member, for his many years of dedicated service & commitment to the advancement of Agriculture in the East Central Region.
    President Derrick Weiher, Willis Nelson, Secretary-treasurer Jim Buck.
  • OSCIA NEWS OSCIA June 18 PDF file(741 kb)

    • Message from the President
    • Welcoming New Directors and RCC
    • Calling All Forage Producers!
    • The Farmland Health Check-up is Back!
    • Ontario Soil Network
    • Tier Two Projects for 2018-2021
    • OSCIA Apparel Available Now

    CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists Crop talk June 18 PDF file(963 kb)

    1. Nitrogen Application Technology in Winter Wheat
    2. The Latest on Corn Nitrogen Response: Weather, N Uptake in Modern Hybrids and Late Application
    3. Growng Degree Days and Insect Development
    4. General Guidelines for Scouting Alfalfa
    5. The Many Mysteries of Soil Organic Matter
    6. Can Double Cropping Winter Canola and Soybean Kill Two Birds With One Stone?
    East Central Scholarships,
    Criteria: Students living in the East Central area Durham, Haliburton, Peterborough, Victoria, York
    – enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at a post-secondary institution or an agricultural college.
    Six scholarships in the amount of $1000 – selection takes into account academic performance, leadership, contribution to community, involvement in rural youth organizations with emphasis on conservation and environmental goals.
    Contact: https://regionalscia.org/scholarships-html/
    Application form available this fall and accepted until December 31, 2018

    Lindsay Weather Summary

    Rain mm

    HU start May 1

    2018 Apr-May
    135 549

    2017 Apr-May
    231 343

    Apr-May high
    231 in 2017 613 in 1998

    Apr-May low
    52 in 2016 253 in 1997

    Avg since 1990
    142 428

    High May
    148 in 2017 613 in 1998

    Low May
    21 in 2005 253 in 1997
    Got a project? – Need some financial assistance?
    Your 4-H or Soil and Crop Association can apply for up to $1100 from the East Central Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association for projects in the East Central area.
    Decision to accept the project will reflect the mandate of the East Central Soil & Crop Improvement Association.
    Contact: Neil Moore 705-324-2594, nmoore361@gmail.com


    EAST CENTRAL Executive
    Past President Tom Barrie 905-623-6330
    President Alvin Brooks 905-473-3920
    1st Vice Jon Bagshaw 705-934-8989
    2nd Vice Matt Porter 705-559-7551
    Sec-Treas Neil Moore 705-324-2594
    OSCIA Director Don Oliver 705-742-2147
    Regional Communication Coordinator Neil Moore 705-324-2594
    Other Directors Jim Buck, Jim Smith, Paul Hagey, Frank Hoftyzer, Derrick Weiher, Tom
    Patterson, Adam Bent, Joe Hickson, OMAFRA: Ian McDonald, Christine O’Reilly
    Local Association –
    President – Sec/Treas
    Durham Aaron Bowman Tom Barrie
    Peterborough Derrick Weiher Jim Buck
    Victoria(CKL) Joe Hickson Adam Bent
    York Alvin Brooks Tom Patterson

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