Lambton farm innovator recognized with Don Hill Legacy AwardOntario Soil and Crop Improvement Association announces first innovation award recipient February 11, 2020  By Lilian Schaer for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association London ON, February 2020 – A simple solution to a pesky yield and disease problem has earned a Lambton County farmer the first-ever […]

Conservation specialist named 2020 Soil Champion Saving soil and improving water quality – one relationship at a time February 11, 2020 – For immediate release By Lilian Schaer for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association London ON, February 2020 – Anne Loeffler’s unique ability to encourage adoption of on-farm water quality improvement practices in the […]

February 11, 2020Guelph, ON – The 2020 slate of Provincial Directors for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) was introduced in early February at their annual conference in London, Ontario. Taking the reins as president for the one-year term is Stuart Wright from Wellington County. OSCIA, founded in 1939, is a unique not-for-profit […]

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Celebrates National Soil Conservation Week April 21 – 27 2019 Guelph, Ontario National Soil Conservation Week, championed by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC), is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of healthy soil resources to OSCIA members, participants in OSCIA-administered programs, and all Ontarians. “Promotion of soil […]

National Soil Conservation Week: A Time for Reflection on the Role of Healthy Soil for Healthy Food April 16, 2019 Guelph, Ontario – Each year in April, National Soil Conservation Week is celebrated to bring special attention to the role of farmland soil for providing abundant food for consumers. Not to be taken for granted, […]

Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association names two winners for the first time Kingston ON, 11 February 2019. A Middlesex County farmer and a long-time provincial government soil specialist are the recipients of this year’s Soil Champion Award. The award recognizes leaders in sustainable soil management and was presented by the Ontario Soil and Crop […]

February 11, 2019 By Lilian Schaer, for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Kingston ON, 11 February 2019. A Middlesex County farmer and a long-time provincial government soil specialist are the recipients of this year’s Soil Champion Award. The award recognizes leaders in sustainable soil management and was presented by the Ontario Soil and Crop […]

February 20, 2019 Guelph, ON – The 2019 slate of Provincial Directors for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) was introduced in early February at their annual conference in Kingston. Taking the reins as president for the one-year term is Les Nichols from Bruce County. OSCIA, founded in 1939, is a unique not-for-profit […]

February 11, 2019 By Lilian Schaer, for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Maintaining and building the soil and an insatiable thirst to try new things have earned Jim Denys recognition as 2019 Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) Soil Champion. The honour is awarded annually by the organization to recognize leaders in sustainable […]

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?” With society’s […]

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