DSCIA donates to four causes
The Dundas Soil and Crop Improvement Association gave donations to WDMH, Community Food Share, Dundas Farm Safety Association and Dundas 4-H on Wed., April 5, at the spring meeting in Chesterville. Shown left to right are DSCIA President Andrew Harbers, Brenda Velthuis of Dundas 4-H, Rhonda Schneckenburger of the Dundas Farm Safety Association, Ian McKelvie of Community Food Share, and Kirsten Casselman of WDMH.       Vetter photo

Candice Vetter
AgriNews Staff
CHESTERVILLE — The Dundas Soil and Crop Improvement Association handed out a considerable amount of money to local organizations during its Spring Update Meeting on Wed., April 5, at the Chesterville Legion.

Andrew Harbers, DSCIA President, presented cheques to Kristen Casselman, who accepted on behalf of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital; Ian McKelvie, Administrator of Community Food Share (Dundas County Food Bank); Rhonda Schneckenburger of the Dundas Farm Safety Association; and Brenda Velthuis of Dundas 4-H.

The meeting offered six seminars. Paul Sullivan of Sullivan Agro Inc. discussed improving yields by managing P and K. Scott Banks, an OMAFRA cropping systems specialist, gave an update on the Cron Y-Drop N project and on cover crop options and economics. Sean Cochrane, a Dekalb agronomist, discussed QuickRoots. Agronomist Gilles Quesnel presented lessons learned in the 2016 crop year. Horst Bohner, an OMAFRA soybean specialist discussed increasing yields. Peter Archer of Maizeing Acres Inc. discussed making a crop marketing plan.

In addition, Schneckenburger gave an update and said the DFSA is now under the umbrella of Workplace Safety and Prevention Services.

Upcoming DSCIA events include project trials. DSCIA members interested in participating in trial plots contact Garry Brugmans at 613-448-1214 or Gilles Quesnel 613-294-7977. The Ontario SCIA Forage Masters Competition also starts soon. Contact Holly Byker at 613-340-7625 or Dundas.oscia@gmail.com. Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day will be on Thurs., July 20, at the Winchester Research Station. For more information on these or other activities, contact Byker.