October 23rd 2021
Georgian Central Soil and Crop News
Serving Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Simcoe North and Simcoe South Soil & Crop Members
Georgian Central Region Soil and Crop News is provided by the Georgian Central Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association in cooperation with the local associations in the county/regions of Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Simcoe North, Simcoe South and the generous support of our newsletter contributing sponsors.
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Bowling Green Farms, Kris and Kevin Bryan, Dufferin County SCIA

The family farm has evolved and grown to include a Holstein dairy herd, cash cropping of grains and oil seeds, and a fully licensed elevator.

Georgian SCIA Provincial Director’s Report

I’m so glad that positive numbers are going down and we can get back to acknowledging that we need each other’s contact and maybe we can visit with the family and grandkids.  Fingers Crossed!

Georgian SCIA President’s Report

Farming successfully is data management. In order to be successful we need to be collecting all the field data we can.

Bruce County Report – Paul Legge, BSCIA Director

From what I’ve seen soybeans look much smaller than last year so I’m not expecting the same yields.

Dufferin County Secretary’s Report – Brandi McCabe

There are some white mold concerns that may have a yield impact, but those farmers who made a management decision to protect their yields with a fungicide application(s) are looking to see the rewards.

Grey County President’s Report – Rob Kirkconnell

It was the wettest of times; it was the driest of times.

North Simcoe County President’s Report, Beverly Agar

North Simcoe is looking forward to hosting a virtual crop tour on August 19. Everyone is welcome!

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, OSCIA Workshops – Georgian Update

Workshop Leaders are keeping an ever growing list of producer names who are interested in an in-class workshop.  

Ed’s Weather Update from North Simcoe

Rainfall in North Simcoe for August 2021 was 20.7 mm; the lowest in the past was 26.6 in 2019

Enhance your Winter Wheat with ALPINE Bio-K®

Wheat requires phosphorous very early during the germination process, and having a high ortho form ready and available, allows each seed to initiate a strong start.

North Simcoe SCIA Virtual Crop Walk Report

Six tillage practices were done pre planting, to compare how they would stack up against each other beneath the heavily compacted soil. 

A few words from Grey Ag Services

Despite COVID-19 in our midst, it has been a pretty busy summer with many virtual events.

Make self care a priority

With long days in the tractors and isolated from others, find things to help you feel connected, make a phone call, plan an event or time to spend with someone you care about, listen to a pod cast or download a comedy that makes you laugh.

Region

Contact Information Georgian Central
President Kristen Carberry | 226-343-1344
Secretary Lorie Smith | 519-986-3756

Locals
Contact Information Bruce
President John Gibner | 519-832-7800
Secretary Tim Borho | 519-392-6052
Contact Information Dufferin
President Kristen Carberry | 226-343-1344
Secretary Brandi McCabe | 519-940-6679
Contact Information Grey
President Rob Kirkconnell | 519-379-1450
Secretary Grey Ag Services c/o: Lorie Smith | 519-986-3756
Contact Information Simcoe North
President Beverly Agar | 705-241-8333
Secretary Ed Pridham | 705-428-5582
Contact Information Simcoe South
President Paul Lynch | 705-435-8662
Secretary Paul Lynch (President) | 705-435-8662