August 12th 2020
Golden Horseshoe Soil and Crop News
Serving Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Halton, Niagara North, Niagara South, Peel and Wentworth Soil & Crop Members
Golden Horseshoe Region Soil and Crop News is proided by the Golden Horseshoe Region Soil and Crop Improvement Association in cooperation with the local associations in the county/regions of Brant, Haldimand, Halton, Niagara North, Niagara South, Norfolk, Peel, Wentworth and the generous support of our newsletter contributing sponsors.
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Fri 21

Grey SCIA Virtual Crop Walk

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Wed 12

Greetings from the GHSCIA President

Hello everyone Welcome to the new digital platform! Hopefully everyone in our region is healthy and coping with the “new normal” of the pandemic. Unfortunately like most events in our lives, most of the meetings and summer events are on pause for the foreseeable future. Here’s hoping we will be able to resume our local meetings this winter. After last years’ rain-filled spring, we were due for the nice planting weather this year. As of early June, most of the crops in our region look excellent, though it is slowly getting dry.

Greetings from the GHSCIA President

Hello everyone Welcome to the new digital platform! Hopefully everyone in our region is healthy and coping with the “new normal” of the pandemic. Unfortunately like most events in our lives, most of the meetings and summer events are on pause for the foreseeable future. Here’s hoping we will be able to resume our local meetings this winter. After last years’ rain-filled spring, we were due for the nice planting weather this year. As of early June, most of the crops in our region look excellent, though it is slowly getting dry.

Provincial Director's Message

I think 2019 geared us up for the challenges in 2020, cause 2020 certainly hasn’t been easy! So many up’s & down’s; snow in May and 31o C a week later, frost on hay mid June. It doesn’t always cause damage but it takes some time for things to smarten up from that. People in parts of the region are just finishing up planting while others were done a few weeks ago. There’s a lot of variability across the region due to soil type and weather, but most areas are in need of rain.

Nutrient Management Planning – Good for the Environment and the Bottom Line

Nutrient management consultants are an invaluable resource for farmers needing a nutrient management plan when they’re looking to expand or build new livestock facilities. But their services and advice can also make a difference where construction isn’t at play, from helping lower fertilizer costs to reduced paperwork and understanding manure storage and application options. For Gary Van Ankum, a nutrient management consultant with Clean Field Services in Drayton, figuring out how much manure to apply, when and where is one of the most important tasks in nutrient management, and although there is a free online tool available for farmers to do this work themselves, it can be a daunting task.
Region

Contact Information Golden Horseshoe
President Brad Nimijohn | 905-961-9301
Secretary Janice Janiec | 519-994-8619

Locals
Contact Information Brant
President Sandra Vos | 519-753-2077
Secretary Pam Charlton | 519-752-8726
Contact Information Haldimand
President Matt Beischlag |
Secretary Kim Hessels | 905-961-8553
Contact Information Norfolk
President Dan Petker | 519-429-8497
Secretary Tracey Kloepfer-Court | 519-842-7090 & cell: 519-532-2959
Contact Information Halton
President Mark Eastman | 289-270-3960
Secretary Peter Lambrick | 905-854-9957
Contact Information Niagara North
President Allan Yungblut | 905-563-7171
Secretary Cathy Vitucci | 905-734-5967
Contact Information Niagara South
President Melody Robinson | 289-775-1188
Secretary Lisa Marie Haegens | 905-788-2956
Contact Information Peel
President Mat Mcquillen |
Secretary Abbie Brander | 905-460-6390
Contact Information Wentworth
President Ron Pearce | 905-679-4873
Secretary Jessica Pearce | 905-679-4873