Oxford soil & crop production update

Monday, Sept 9 @ 7:15 pm In the VIP Tent at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

(Please note different location—tent is at the northeast end of the pond, Please park in the north lot across from the main gate)

Robert Saik, CEO, DOT Farm SolutionsAutonomous Farming

Stephen Kell, Parrish & HeimbeckerCurrent Markets and Opportunities

Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture.comFertility, Big Wheat & bring your toughest questions!!!

Everyone Welcome, Bring a Friend! Refreshments graciously provided by Paul Van den Borre Eco+

Elgin #OSCIA Compaction Day – Aug 8 at the Shedden Fairgrounds


Thursday, August 8/19, 1:30 pm – 9 pm

Shedden Fairgrounds, 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden

Featuring the Ontario Compaction Team

Measure equipment compaction over sensors, Cover crop trials, Equipment demos to alleviate compaction, Tire Info, Equipment Dealers

After-dinner Speakers:
~ Ken Brodbeck, Precision Inflation LLC
~ Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture
~ Aaron Breimer, Veritas


Pre-registration ONLY- oscia.wildapricot.org/events
Pay online with credit card or by e-Transfer to

$50/personincludes Dinner & Speaker program.
For more info call 226-973-3548

Some of the equipment that will be run over the sensors includes:
– tractors, grain carts, combines, planters, fertilizer carts, with single/dual wheels/track configurations and various tire types

– sprayers, manure spreaders, balers, dump wagons, tractors with high and low tire air pressure

– pickup and transport trucks, gravity and bale wagons, loader tractor with and without a large bale

Download a full list of equipment here

2019 Compaction Day Equipment Listing


There’s still space! Oxford #OSCIA Bus tour to Prince Edward County stops at @EricKaiser4 @ParsonsBrewing @highlinemushrms

Oxford SCIA is planning a bus trip to Prince Edward County Aug 20-21, and you’re invited to join us!

Bus departs Woodstock 7:30 am on August 20, first stop is Kaiser Lake Farms owned by Eric and Max Kaiser near Picton. The Kaisers are the 2012 OSCIA Soil Champions, produce eggs and pullets and crop one large 1150 acre block of land in cottage country.

After lunch at the farm and a local sight-seeing tour, next stop will be Parsons Brewing Company for tour and evening meal. Overnight at the Marriott Hotel in Belleville, next door to the Shorelines Casino for those who are interested.

August 21 starts with breakfast and then a visit to Pleasant Valley Hops and then Highline Mushroom’s Wellington Farm. Lunch will be at a rest stop on the way back for a late-afternoon return to Woodstock.

Price (based on double occupancy for hotel rooms and 26 participants) will be $300, which includes bus, tours, accommodations, lunch and dinner on Aug 20. Breakfast and lunch on Aug 21 are on your own.

To reserve your seats contact David Grieve 519-608-4286 or david_grieve@live.ca

Oxford SCIA Annual Meeting Jan 8/19 https://tvrscia.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/2019-meeting-poster.pdf


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – Cowan Park, 895 Ridgewood Drive, Woodstock


Ben Rosser, OMAFRA Corn Lead – 2018 Corn Harvest – DON & Oxford’s Fungicide/Herbicide Trials: What did we learn?

Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture.com – Relay Intercropping, Cropping Opportunities and MORE!!

Moe Agostino, Chief Commodity Strategist at Farms.com – The China Influence

Clair Doan, Nuffield Scholar – The Nuffield Scholarship Experience

 Phil Oegema, Thames Valley Provincial Director – Update from the Provincial Association

Everyone Welcome! Free Admission Doors Open 9 am

Meeting Business & Speakers 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

Hot Noon Lunch by Deelights Bakery & Catering $20

Exhibitor displays and door prizes

Soil Management Day with @OMAFRA #SoilTeam at Upper Thames @UpperThamesCA @manuregirl @Anne_Verhallen

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.

Spaces still available for Oxford #OSCIA summer tour to Lancaster PA


Destination: Lancaster, PA and area July 24-27, 2018

Tentative Itinerary:

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

Ottawa Rideau SCIA

Serving Lanark, Leeds, Grenville, Frontenac, Renfrew & Ottawa-Carleton

East Central Region Soil & Crop Improvement Association and Farm Show

Member of Ontario SCIA and home of East Central Farm Show

Golden Horseshoe Soil & Crop Improvement Association

The volunteer organization representing the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) members in the counties/regions of Brant, Haldimand, Halton, Niagara North, Niagara South, Norfolk, Peel and Wentworth.