Oxford SCIA

Oxford SCIA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 10/23 Embro Community Centre

9:00 am Doors open – visit with exhibitors, coffee & cold drinks available

  • Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture.com Roots not Iron Update
  • Ben Rosser, OMAFRA  – Chair – Producer Panel Oxford County/Thames Valley Trial Work
  • Rob Miller – BASF Strategies to Manage Problem Weeds
  • Erik Johnson – Economist BMO Banking and Interest Trends affecting Agriculture
  • Dean Shantz – CRF AgriTech LP Fertilizer Markets and PurYield Controlled Release Fertilizer
  • Cathy Dibble – OSCIA Workshop Leader Program Funding Update, Provincial Report

Admission is $25 and includes a hot lunch. . Admission tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking on the above button – bring your receipt please!

CCA CEUs have been approved

PDF of meeting notice: https://tvrscia.files.wordpress.com/2022/12/dec-2022.pdf

Oxford Summer Meeting to be held at the Salford Group equipment manufacturing plant, 20 Phebe Street, Norwich 7 pm August 8th. Featuring Marty Vermey, GFO, on the wheat YEN project, Ben Rosser on Tar Spot

The Oxford SCIA Summer Tour will be a car tour on Thursday, August 18th starting at 9 am. Confirmed stops include Stubbe’s Precast, Titan Trailers, Rambling Road Brewery and Carmeuse Lime. Final stop is Rambling Road at 5 pm for supper – options and prices will be posted on the registration page Deadline to register is August 10

From Field Project Committee Chairman, Nathan Renkema

I am still looking for cooperators for field projects for this year.  Many of you have the ability to participate in at least one project and that would be appreciated.  The projects we as a committee decided to focus on this year were Delta Yield, and N-fixing biologicals on corn, soybeans and wheat.  Below is the link that shows all the projects going on in the region this year along with their protocols.  If you plan to participate in one or more of the projects please let me know.  Spread the word to others that may also be interested.  Feel free to also contact me by phone/text at 519-788-4391.  

Oxford SCIA Annual Meeting CANCELLED, GOING VIRTUAL Details Here

Proposed Constitution Amendments to be discussed during Annual Meeting

Oxford Fall Meeting

6:00 pm – Norpac Beef Brisket Supper on West Lane       7:00 pm – Meeting beside Pride Seeds plots

  • Ryan Parker, Valco Consultants, Factors Affecting Fluctuation in Oxford Land Values
  • Tyler Durst, RBC, Grains and Oilseeds Outlook
  • Peter Johnson, RealAgriculture, Hot Topics of the SummerTops
  • News in Recent Field Trials

Attendees must pre-register here. Space is limited so we would appreciate serious commitment registrations only.

Thanks to our generous meal sponsors:

Click Here for Joint Virtual Annual Meeting Info ~ Feb 18,2021

Results from 2019 Oxford Tier 1 project assessing sulfur effects in corn and soybeans. Due to the year 2019 was, only 2 plots established. We have applied for another Tier 1 grant for 2020 and hope we can get a few more plots this year. If you are interested in participating, please contact Steve Hughes at 519-281-0032 shughesOAC2001@yahoo.ca 

Soybeans – Ingersoll     Harvest Data  
Treatment Rate Unit Moisture Test Weight Yield  
      % lb/bu bu/ac  
Untreated Check 0 Kg/ha 12.47 58.27 51  
Sulphur 22.4 Kg/ha 12.33 58.37 54.2  
Planted: 1-Jun-2019   Variety: P11A10    
Population: 160,000 s/ac   Row Spacing: 15”    
Tillage: No-till            
Sulphur: Gypsum @ 130 lbs/ac broadcast post in soys at R1  
Plot Size: 16 rows @ 15” by 678 feet long replicated 3 times  
Corn – Woodstock       Harvest Data  
Treatment Rate Unit Moisture   Yield  
      %   bu/ac  
Untreated Check 0 lb/ac 28.15   207.2  
Sulphur 10 lb/ac 27.53   210.1  
Planted: 1-Jun-2019   Variety: DKC 45-65    
Population: 31,000 s/ac   Tillage: Strip-till    
Fertilizer: 100 lbs Urea, 100 lbs MESZ, 50 lbs MAP, 100 lbs Potash, 20 gal/ac 28% all Preplant
Sulphur: ATS @ 10 lbs S/ac on 10-Jul-2019 @ V8-V9 through drop tubes

In light of recent events, Oxford Soil and Crop has cancelled our usual spring producer meeting.  We do not want to risk the health and welfare of meeting hosts, speakers, directors or our members. It is hoped that we can get back to “normal” before our summer meeting event. Please stay tuned!

Oxford SCIA has also received Tier 1 funding to purchase some temperature recording weather stations, and we are looking for someone to report data in the south east corner of the county (Norwich area) as well as someone to the west (Thamesford/Kintore).  We will send out the weather stations to the first two volunteers—contact Cathy 519-788-0895 to get yours!

2020 Annual Meeting Info

Wednesday, March 27 2019 @ 6:50 pm

Salford Group Production Plant
20 Phebe Street, Norwich
(formerly Holland Hitch)

7:00 pm Plant Tour

7:45 Meeting Start

Tillage Technology and the Lake Erie Bill of Rights
Jim Boak—South Point Equipment

Expectations and Managing the 2019 Winter Wheat Crop
Joanna Follings, OMFARA

Oxford SCIA 2019 Research Project
Greg Wilson, Blackcreek Research

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Funding Update
Cathy Dibble, OSCIA Workshop Leader

Refreshments provided, Everyone Welcome!!

Annual Meeting, Jan 8, 2019

2018 Rainfall & Heat Units

(recorded in mm)                 May-Oct May-Oct
NAME ADDRESS April May June July Aug Sept Oct Total 2018 2017
David Arthur St Marys 84 48 102 159 199 56 100 664 481
Jeff Dibble Drumbo   39 42 93 123 59 91 446 619
James Hammerton Beachville 71 82 88 122 86 61 82 522 401
Peter Johnson Ingersoll   42 103 84 100 60 99 488 476
Gerhard Magnus Bright   70 80 73 122 74 89 508 501
Ross Wilson Salford 50 103 125 125 77 66 73 569 310
Outdoor Farm Show Woodstock   70 95 113 157 61 115 611 544
  HEAT UNITS                
  Arthur     636 756 836 874 698   3800 3697
  Outdoor Farm Show   576 656 769 763 551 131 3446 3349

Oxford Fall Meeting


Oxford weather 2018

March 27, 7:30 pm

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!

2015 Oxford Soil and Crop Tour    Waterfront Inn sunrise view

Rainfall 2015

Report from 2014 project Can be found here:

 Crop Advances – Oxford Split N 36ppm Project – January 2015

Oxford SCIA 2015 Annual Meeting – Photos

2014 corn trials
Oxford Weather 2014

Oxford Tour 2014
Oxford 2014 Project – Split N on Corn

2013 corn trials

Photos from the annual meeting

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Annual meeting agenda 2014

Oxford 2013 Weather Summary

Tour photos from Ireland

Oxford Major Project Agrotain on Wheat

2012 Corn Variety Trials

2012 Tour Photos 


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