August 5th 2020
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 proided 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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Great Lakes Fields & Riverbend Farms, Bruce County


Georgian SCIA President’s Report – Erosion control with a little help from our friends

By Paul Legge Circa 2005, we had a huge rain fall in June of over 7” in a very short time. As this was still in my high school days, I remember my sister getting home from her summer nursing job and was shaking from the vehicle hydroplaning. We lost a couple of local dams […]

Bruce County President’s Report – John Gibner

As I’m sitting here writing this, the 2020 spring planting season is almost wrapped up.

Grey County President’s Report – Rob Kirkconnell

Well, I am not sure about everyone else, but 2020 is not turning out to be the year I pictured as we ushered in the start of a new decade back in January.

Let’s get to know our County Presidents

Typically our Presidents report on the activities happening in their area.  With Covid-19, sadly there is not much to report on.  Let’s take this opportunity to get to know a couple of our County Presidents.

Small details can maximize your crop’s potential

by Ken Brett  CCA-ON, 4R NMS, ALPINE Regional Sales Manager Planting a crop and taking it through to harvest is a costly and risky proposition. Variable factors beyond our control such as excessive or deficient moisture, frost, hail or winds can undo many well-planned intentions and turn a great crop into a crop insurance claim.

Compaction recovery research in Bruce County

By Tori Waugh  In the compaction recovery with cover crops tier two applied research project, we’re seeking to understand the relationship between the use of cover crops in a rotation and the alleviation curve after a compaction event.

Make mental wellness a priority during Covid-19

By Lorie Smith As the saying goes, we are all weathering the same Covid-19 storm, but we are in very different boats.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, OSCIA Workshops – Georgian Update

By Lois Sinclair, Regional Program Lead OSCIA We are encouraging producers with Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) approvals to reach out to field staff with any questions they may have.

Top 10 Weeds in Grey Bruce & Their ID

By Lorie Smith At a Grey Ag Services Winter Course in February, Agronomists Brandon Dietrich and Taylor Vokes from Sprucedale Agromart, provided a Top 10 list of the Weeds in Grey Bruce, and how to identify them.

Ask an Agronomist

In each issue we will reach out to Agronomists in our Region to get their thoughts on what is happening in the local crops. In this issue we hear from Blair Scott, Agronomist, Sprucedale Agromart, from Bruce County, and Andy Van Niekerk, P.Ag., CCA-4R AGRI-TREND® Agri-Coach, from Simcoe County.

Scouting schedule for alfalfa

By Lorie Smith According to Agronomists Brandon Dietrich and Taylor Vokes from Sprucedale Agromart, field scouting is a lot more involved than a drive-by at 60 km/h.

A few words from Grey Ag Services

Welcome to the new online Georgian Newsletter.

Links to Pertinent Covid-19 Resources

Here are some suggested links to various Covid-19 resources that we have collected during this pandemic.
Region

Contact Information Georgian Central
President Paul Legge | 226-668-1071
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 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 VACANT |