Join the OMAFRA Soil Team and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority for a hands-on day of learning about soil management on August 22nd from 9am-3pm. The day will include soil pits, a strip till demo, in-field soil health assessment, information on erosion control and more. CEU credits for Soil and Water Management will be available.
Day begins and ends at Wildwood Conservation Area Visitor Centre, Saint Marys, ON. In-field activities will take place near Brooksdale, Oxford County. Bus transportation and lunch will be provided. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/omafra-soil-management-day-soil-know-it-keep-it-build-it-tickets-47550749572.
OXFORD SUMMER TOUR
Destination: Lancaster, PA and area July 24-27, 2018
Depart Woodstock ON July 24 to Penn State University Research Farm, Travel to Lancaster hotel
July 25 visit to hog farm with strong environmental stewardship practices and/or tour the town of Lancaster
July 26 travel to Danville, PA for the PA No-till Alliance Summer Soil Health Field Day (other options may be available, outlet shopping mall nearby)
July 27 head for home
Please note, this is a very general itinerary to date and more options are being investigated
Approximate cost $385 per person based on double occupancy, and includes bus and hotel costs. Some meals may be included as well. Please book your seats as soon as possible, no later than July 10th.
Cathy Dibble 519-463-9737
Tim Pullen 519-535-7247
OXFORD SPRING MEETING 2018
March 27, 7:30 pm
OXFORD AGROPRO, Hwy 59, HICKSON
Tour Agropro’s new Fertilizer Facility
Steph Kowalski Agronomy Group ~ 4R Nutrient Stewardship Dekalb Seeds ~ Xtend Soybeans and Herbicide Mike Kuntz, HJV ~ Sprayer Tips and Cleanout Ideas Cathy Dibble, OSCIA ~ New Funding Programs for 2018 Everyone Welcome, Bring a Friend!
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CROPS UPDATE Download flyer here
& Annual Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018
Caradoc Community Centre, Mt. Brydges
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Speakers & Topics:
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Donuts
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Ben Rosser, Corn Industry Program Lead, OMAFRA – “N Update”
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break – Visit with Sponsors
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Chris Roelands, Honeyland Ag Services – “Fertility Planning & Nutrient
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Cathy Dibble, OSCIA RCC Lead – “OSCIA Program Update”
11:30 – 11:45 p.m. Jamie Littlejohn, OSCIA Regional Director – “OSCIA Update”
11:45 – 12:00 noon Hillary Heard, ALUS Middlesex Program Co-ordinator – “Program Update”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. MSCIA Annual Meeting
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Haggerty Creek – “Tough Resistant Weeds and Weed Management
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break – Visit with Sponsors
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Peter Johnson, Agronomist, Real Agriculture
‐ “Middlesex Projects & Question Period”
Cost: $5.00 “Please be prepared to renew your membership”
1 Year – $20.00, 3 Year – $50.00
For more information, contact Eric Dietrich @ 519-871-4830
Thanks to all who called, emailed, texted and messaged me to let me know! I hope this does the trick – if not, I will have to deleted this website 😦
Happy Monday eh?
We have a soil pit, compaction demo, numerous plot demos, interactive displays by local and regional soil and crop associations, OMAFRA’s AgMaps, Premises ID info, a cover crop bar, an earthworm demo, funding program information, learn about GO-CALC and more!
Talk with OMAFRA Field Crops Staff, OSCIA Program Staff and Regional Communication Coordinators.
Don’t forget, all current OSCIA members can enjoy FREE Breakfast courtesy Sylvite AgriServices daily from 8:30-10 am
Find us on 6th Lane South and Lower Machinery Mall – just look for our flags!