East Central November 2017 Newsletter

For Durham, Peterborough, Victoria (CKL)/Haliburton, and York Soil & Crop Members
This Issue Sponsored By: OMAFRA, OSCIA and See Sponsor Ads

Allied Associates LLP – Leonard Dick Alpine Plant Food BASF
Bayer – Katja Rochacewich CIBC 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 Quality Seeds – Joel Bagg Reesor Seed and Grain
Terratec Environmental Thompsons

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Durham SCIA Annual meeting January 5, 2018
Blackstock Community Centre 10 am
Leadbetter Lunch $20, Membership $20
Guest Speakers: Farm Safety – Group Panel Discussion
Aaron Stevanus, Pride Agronomist – A systems approach to Multi Hybrid planting
Mathew Pot, Market Economist – Marketing discussion
Matt Porter, Trent U – East Central cover crop project

York SCIA Annual meeting January 8, 2018
Lions Club Hall, Mt Albert 10 am
Lunch $20, Membership $20
Guest Speakers: Odette Menard, Quebec soils specialist,
Steve Kell P&H on commodities and
Greg Stewart Maizex on what we learned in 2017.

Peterborough SCIA Annual meeting January 11, 2018
Douro Community Centre 10:30 am
Lunch $10, Membership $20
Guest Speakers: Sean Cochrane, Dekalb Agronomist, on the Advances and Analaysists of Crops
Ben Rosser, OMAFRA Corn Lead on the Western Bean Cutworm advancement in Ontario, on and Fertilizer Starter or Broadcast Application
Matt Porter, Trent U on the cover crop project and
Christine O’Reilly, OMAFRA Forage and Pasture Specialist

Victoria SCIA Annual meeting January 16, 2018
Fenelon Township Community Centre, Cambray 10 am
Lunch $10, Membership $20
Guest Speakers: Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA Weed Specialist on dicamba drift and
Jason Deveau, Application Technology Specialist OMAFRA on “Clean out dicamba before it cleans you out”
Ian Cubbit on Wills and Succession Planning
Mathew Pot, market economist – Marketing discussion
Matt Porter Trent U on the cover crop project and
Christine O’Reilly OMAFRA Forage and Pasture Specialist

East Central Farm Show, March 7 and 8, 2018

OSCIA NEWS PDF file (529 kb)

  • Message from the President
  • Forage Masters Regional Winners
  • Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
  • Member Profile
  • Welcoming OMAFRA Specialists
  • Inter-Seeding Cover Crops
  • New Horizons: Ontario’s Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy

CROP TALK – By OMAFRA Soil & Crop Specialists

  1. Effectively Managing Stripe Rust
  2. What Will Corn Nitrogen Yield Response Be Like in 2017?
  3. Compaction in Forage Fields
  4. Inspection of Soil Pest Assessment Report (PAR)
  5. Key Learnings From 2017 in an Ongoing effort to Manage Glyphosate Resistant Canada Fleabane
  6. Considering Crop Rotation in Nutrient Balancing
  7. Nightshade Berries Contaminating Livestock Feed: Worry or Don’t Worry?
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.Contact: http://www.regionalscia.org/scholarships.html
Applications accepted until December 31, 2017

September summary

September Rainfall (mm) HU May 1 to Sept 30
2017 42 561
2016 38 567
Avg since 1990 77 534
High 135 in ’00 628 in ’02
Low 29 in ’04 421 in ’93
May to date 2017 481 2928
May to date 2016 233 3163
May to date Avg 394 3112
May to date high 590 in 2008 3395 in 1998
May to date low 233 in 2016 2737 in 1992

The Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project

offers up to 50% cost-share to a maximum of $20,000 in funding to producers in the Lake Simcoe watershed who implement BMPs after completing a Soil Health or Muck Soil Health Check-Up. Free of charge to producers, the Check-Up offers a unique opportunity to work with a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) or Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) to assess the soil health on your farm.Producers can also apply for cost-share options without having completed a Soil Health Check-Up. These options include cover crop projects at 50% cost-share up to $20,000 and all other BMPs at 35% cost-share up to $5,000.Eight BMPs are eligible for cost-share under LS-SHIP: cover crops; crop nutrient plans; buffer strips; windbreaks and windstrips; equipment customization; erosion control structures; fragile land retirement; and runoff water management.Applications are now being accepted for this initiative. LS-SHIP application materials are available online, as is a list of participating CCAs and P.Ags who are delivering the Soil Health Check-Up. The project completion and claim submission deadline is December 15, 2017. Funding for LS-SHIP is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.Full details are available in the brochure, available on the OSCIA website. OSCIA can be contacted directly at 226-706-8669 or SHIP@ontariosoilcrop.org

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

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, Paul Hagey, Frank Hoftyzer, Jeff Steiner, Tom Patterson, Adam Bent, Bruce McKeown, Derrick Weiher, OMAFRA: Christine O’Reilly, Ian McDonald
Local Association – President – Sec/Treas
Durham Paul Hagey Tom Barrie
Peterborough Derrick Weiher Jim Buck
Victoria(CKL) Jon Bagshaw Adam Bent
York Jordan Coates Tom Patterson