Summer Edition / June 2020
The Innovator - News from the Grassroots

The quarterly newsletter of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

In This Edition:

An exciting new direction for OSCIA
Hello Fellow Soil and Crop Members, After many months of careful planning and, yes innovation, the inaugural edition of OSCIA’s electronic newsletter is upon us and I for one cannot wait to enjoy all it has to offer. In 2019 a sub-committee was formed to brainstorm how this process would evolve. Led by Thames Valley…
Read More
Help employees maintain positive mental health during the COVID-19
Many of your employees may experience a feeling of stress, anxiety and concern related to the coronavirus outbreak. As more and more people physically isolate or enter quarantine, supporting employees during this difficult time can be key to helping employees with their mental health while building a level of trust. Here are some tips to help...
Read More

Article Highlights

A quick overview of this season's stories
Challenges facing our farmers during COVID-19
Anyone who knows a farmer understands that working in agriculture is a very stressful...
Read More
Grain production farming during COVID-19
For many of us, 2020 is not going to be a year that we will think back to with...
Read More
What is your account balance? Testing soil, testing manure
Questions to consider in balancing the fertilizer account include...
Read More
Integrated weed management
“What is a weed?” That was the first of many questions that Craig Reid, ...
Read More
The Weed Zapper
Last summer, our future daughter-in-law came home one day pretty pumped...
Read More
Helping farmers make greener choices – End-uses for agricultural plastics
Dealing with the aftermath of plastics used in various production practices has...
Read More
Innovative tile drainage project a first in Ontario
This project is the first to use controlled drainage on a sloped field in Ontario.
Read More
Restored wetland brings back wildlife
“A lot of progress has been made through programs like SARFIP as people become...
Read More
Silent Pastures: how can farmers help bring back grassland birds?
Since 1970, nearly 3 billion North American birds have vanished - a 29% decline.
Read More

Prefer to print our newsletter?

» Download the PDF version for print here
facebook twitter instagram youtube