East Central March 2018 Newsletter



East Central Soil & Crop Newsletter  March 2018


For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and
Allied Associates LLP – Leonard Dick
Alpine Plant Food – Brad King
BASF – Nicole Beechey
Bayer – Katja Rochacewich
CIBC – Perri Reesor, 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
Royal Bank – Josie Lemaire, Colin Streeter
Quality Seeds – Joel Bagg
Reesor Seed and Grain
Terratec Environmental

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  • Coming Events link to separate page
  • Durham SCIA Spring Meeting Tuesday April 10, 2018

    Location: Gowanlea Ltd.  – The shop of Jim and David Smith
    Time 9:30 am arrival – Coffee and Donuts/muffins Speakers start at 10 am

    1. Adam Bent and/or Adam Shea – To present on bridging the gap between livestock producers and cash croppers through their own experiences. This past fall Adam Bent grew a cover crop after wheat and Adam Shea fenced and grazed the land. They will break down the economics and the benifits they see from their first year (45-50min)

    2. Fred Young and John Vanstrien – Fred Young works as a consultant with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) and he will talk about implement and tractors safety particularly on the roads – He will address the new laws in place and how they will impact producers. He will also be talking about implement and tractor brakes and the safety precautions that surround those issues. John Vanstrien will discuss and also show tractor brakes that are worn out and how “little” braking power we really have if we are carrying large loads at high speeds without implement brakes. (45 min)

    3. Bill Dallner and Randy Rock (Agris 2000 Ltd.) – They will go over planter
    maintenance and spring tune up. They will be bringing in planter units on a stand to demonstrate areas to focus on and what to look for to get a picket fence stand every year (30min)

    4. Erik Sharpe – He will be discussing Western Bean Cutworm in its entirety. Its life
    cycle,  scouting methods and monitoring and finally IPM tactics. (45min

  • OSCIA Worksop Ad for MArch 2018 with Info Sessions on CAP
  • Regional Program Lead: Paul Reeds 705-341-4915 Paul.Reeds@ontariosoilcrop.org
  • Registration for EFP and GYFP Workshop Leaders:
    • Robin Brown at Robin.Brown@ontariosoilcrop.org 705-718-4859
    • Eric Lawlor at Eric.Lawlor@ontariosoilcrop.org 289-251-3042
  • East Central Scholarships
  • 2018-oxford-fungicide-and-insecticide-project
  • East Central Farm Show summary
  • Financial Assistance from East Central SCIA – 4-H and local SCIA projects
  • Link to MTO Site for Rules for Farm vehicles on the road PDF File 820 kb
  • OSCIA NEWS PDF file(644 kb)

    • Message from the President
    • Forage Masters Earn High Praise at Annual Conference
    • What Can Agriculture Really Learn from Nature – Annual Conference Keynote Summary
    • Operation Pollinator
    • Past President Barry Hill, Ag Hall of Fame Inductee
    • Farm and Food Care Update from the Annual Conference
    • New Program Opportunities Upcoming
  • CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists PDF file(1226 kb)

    1. What is the Best Time to Roll Soybeans?
    2. Red Clover Cropping Systems 2016-2017
    3. Disruptive Technologies Nothing New in Agriculture—But What’s Around the Corner?
    4. Weed Control Questions & Answer: How to Gain Control of Wild Carrot
    5. Dry Beans at Risk of Soybean Cyst Nematode
    6. Free Agri-food Courses to Grow Your Business
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.
Four 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.
Winners from 2017:  Claire Doris, April-Jean Hickson, Brett Hilker
Contact: http://www.regionalscia.org/scholarships.html
Applications accepted until December 31, 2018

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

 2018 East Central Farm Show Update

The 38th East Central Farm Show was held on March 7 and 8 at the Lindsay
2018 ECFS pictures
Thanks to 176 exhibitors inside, and 3 outside only, attracting over 3000 to the 38th East Central Farm Show, held March 7 and 8, in the Commonwell Exhibition Building, at the Lindsay Fairgrounds. 237memberships sold, 2256 paid $5. Memberships up and door take down from last year. Thanks to the volunteers at the door.
Thanks to the exhibitors donating items for the door prizes. WRC Stock, General Seeds, Haas Custom Farming, Kawartha Hydraulics, Master Feeds, Bio-Ag, Growers Mineral, Victoria Automotive (NAPA), BMO, Nutri-Pel, Mother Goose, and more. Thanks to the Lindsay AG Society staff. Thanks to the 4-H for the food.

Past President Jim Buck 705-696-2567
President Tom Barrie 905-623-6330
1st Vice Alvin Brooks 905-473-3920
2nd Vice Jon Bagshaw 705-934-8989
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 Smith, Aaron Bowman, Frank Hoftyzer, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson, Adam Bent, Joe Hickson, Derrick Weiher.
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