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Your ripper is likely leaving 40% of the soil undisturbed

Key Features:

  • Bolts right on to most makes and models or rippers
  • Breaks up compaction though out the entire soil profile
  • Eliminate un-worked berms allowing more root access to nutrients
  • Aerodynamic design allows same tractor to pull the ripper
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Yetter Stalk Devastator

Yetter Stalk Devastator

 Key Features:

  • Reduces damage to tires and tracks
  • Faster decomposition and microbial break down of residue
  • Spring loaded and adjustable down pressure allows them follow the ground
  • Preserves residue cover and in-turn residing soil erosion and keeping stalks from blowing away

Fits most makes and models of corn heads

Operations that best fit Yetter Stalk Devastator:

  • Corn on corn growers
  • High management corn growers – Faster break down of green stalks
  • Growers struggling with no-till beans into corn stalks

 

A great product for anyone looking at better corn stalk residue management!

 

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August Newsletter 2018

Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS)

Is your farm eligible?

Do you have a Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN)and Premises Identification (PID) Number?

Do you have an Environmental Farm Plan?

Do you have a Farmland Health Check-Up? (All Check-Ups completed in previous years are eligible)

Are you in the priority area?

Application Window – NOW TILL AUGUST 28th,2018

A farm business may submit up to three applications to LEADS for the 2018-2019 program year. Applications will continue to be accepted until the funds for the 2018-19 year are fully allocated. Eligible projects must be new to the farm business. A separate application must be submitted for each project. Projects submitted to LEADS cannot receive funding from any other CAP program.

How do I submit my application?

Applications for LEADS will be accepted on a continuous basis beginning April 3, 2018. Applications are submitted electronically*. You can apply and submit all required documentation at ontarioprograms.net. Emailed applications will not be accepted. *If you cannot apply online, you may send hard copy applications and all required documentation to OSCIA by post or courier to 1 Stone Road West, Guelph ON N1G 4Y2. Copies of the Application Forms are available at ontarioprogramguides.net.

When do projects start and finish?

The start date for your project is the date that OSCIA sends you an Approval Letter for the successful project. Projects cannot be started before this date. Eligible costs can only be incurred, invoiced and paid for by the applicant after the date on which the Approval Letter is sent. The project completion and claim submission deadline is December 1, 2018. Eligible costs must be incurred, invoiced and paid for by the applicant no later than this date.

Tillage and Nutrient Application Equipment Modifications

Projects will focus on supporting equipment modification for: no-till and strip-till; fertilizer and residue management; adjustment of new or existing equipment to reduce soil erosion and nutrient loss; or to increase soil health.

To apply you must

  • Have a verified complete 4th Edition or a peer-reviewed 3rd Edition EFP
  • Be located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
  • Have a completed Farmland Health Check-Up, working with a participating Certified Crop Advisor
  • Eligible activities and expenditures

    Fertilizer management options that work in high residue or no-till situations 

    • Liquid planter kits ( corn planters )
    • Y-Drops

     Tillage and planting improvements that works in high residue or no-till situations

  •  Strip-tillers, Row Cleaners, Hydraulic Down Force, No-Till planter parts 

Crop residue and soil health management improvements

  • Row Cleaners, Roller Crimpers

Cost-Share Percent: 45 Percent

Maximum available cost-share per project: $20,000

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed on page 13
  • Reduced tillage equipment if previously used for any crops within rotation
  • Yield monitors
  • Annual services fees of any type
  • Upgrades to tractors, combines or spray equipment
  • Tires or tracks
  • Self-propelled equipment
  • Maintenance costs
  • Warranties for equipment or components used to modify equipment
  • Any tillage equipment that is not strip-till or no-till
  • Vertical tillage
  • Any equipment or equipment customizations that do not support an increase in soil health or a decrease in nutrient loss

Required documentation

  • Certificate of completion for a 3rd Edition EFP or letter of verification for a 4th Edition EFP

Application form available below 

All of this information plus more can be found at https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jake at 519-777-6447 or email [email protected]

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Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS)

Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS)

Is your farm eligible?

Do you have a Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN)and Premises Identification (PID) Number?

Do you have an Environmental Farm Plan?

Do you have a Farmland Health Check-Up? (All Check-Ups completed in previous years are eligible)

Are you in the priority area?

How often can I apply?

A farm business may submit up to three applications to LEADS for the 2018-2019 program year. Applications will continue to be accepted until the funds for the 2018-19 year are fully allocated. Eligible projects must be new to the farm business. A separate application must be submitted for each project. Projects submitted to LEADS cannot receive funding from any other CAP program.

How do I submit my application?

Applications for LEADS will be accepted on a continuous basis beginning April 3, 2018. Applications are submitted electronically*. You can apply and submit all required documentation at ontarioprograms.net. Emailed applications will not be accepted. *If you cannot apply online, you may send hard copy applications and all required documentation to OSCIA by post or courier to 1 Stone Road West, Guelph ON N1G 4Y2. Copies of the Application Forms are available at ontarioprogramguides.net.

When do projects start and finish?

The start date for your project is the date that OSCIA sends you an Approval Letter for the successful project. Projects cannot be started before this date. Eligible costs can only be incurred, invoiced and paid for by the applicant after the date on which the Approval Letter is sent. The project completion and claim submission deadline is December 1, 2018. Eligible costs must be incurred, invoiced and paid for by the applicant no later than this date.

Tillage and Nutrient Application Equipment Modifications

Projects will focus on supporting equipment modification for: no-till and strip-till; fertilizer and residue management; adjustment of new or existing equipment to reduce soil erosion and nutrient loss; or to increase soil health.

To apply you must

  • Have a verified complete 4th Edition or a peer-reviewed 3rd Edition EFP
  • Be located within the Lake Erie or Lake St. Clair watersheds
  • Have a completed Farmland Health Check-Up, working with a participating Certified Crop Advisor

Eligible activities and expenditures

Fertilizer management options that work in high residue or no-till situations

  • Equipment or components to enable banding, variable or controlled applications
  • Fertilizer carts, if used in conjunction with existing strip-till units
  • Companion tanks for nitrogen on a manure application system
  • Y-drop technology

Tillage and planting improvements that works in high residue or no-till situations

  • Strip-till units or components
  • No-till units or components
  • Equipment for the purpose of no-till planting
  • Equipment for the purpose of managing the planting of cover crops

Crop residue and soil health management improvements

  • Row cleaners
  • Roller crimpers
  • Trash whippers

Cost-Share Percent: 40 Percent

Maximum available cost-share per project: $30,000

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed on page 13
  • Reduced tillage equipment if previously used for any crops within rotation
  • Yield monitors
  • Annual services fees of any type
  • Upgrades to tractors, combines or spray equipment
  • Tires or tracks
  • Self-propelled equipment
  • Maintenance costs
  • Warranties for equipment or components used to modify equipment
  • Any tillage equipment that is not strip-till or no-till
  • Vertical tillage
  • Any equipment or equipment customization’s that do not support an increase in soil health or a decrease in nutrient loss

Required documentation

  • Certificate of completion for a 3rd Edition EFP or letter of verification for a 4th Edition EFP

Other useful information

  • Funding will be limited to the Medium Priority funding level
  • Funding can be accessed only once for a single piece of equipment for the duration of the LEADS program

All of this information plus more can be found at https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/.  If you have any questions or would like a quote contact us at Shea AG today, we would like to help you out.

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Monsanto Scholarship 2018

Good Afternoon,

Monsanto is proudly celebrating 27 years of scholarships to deserving high school students across the country entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or culinary arts, at a Canadian college or university.  This year, Monsanto Canada estimates it will provide approximately 65 scholarships.  Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 and will be awarded to students who meet the criteria set out in the application form.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018!

How to Apply

Step 1
Download, Print and Fill out the Application Form Monsanto Scholarship Application 2018

Step 2
Gather the following items to submit:

You’re Completed Application Form
Two References (excluding family members)

University/College Acceptance Letter*
Working Copy of High School Transcript
Application Essay

Step 3
Return your application (with all attachments) post-marked by May 31, 2018:

Mail Delivery:
Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship
Monsanto Canada Inc.
900-One Research Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6E3

Email Delivery:

[email protected]

NOTE: Please include PDF of application form, Word document of essay and scanned files of letters and transcripts.

Visit http://www.monsanto.ca/ourcommitments/pages/opportunityscholarship.aspx for more information on the 2018 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship program.

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March News Letter 2018

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London Farm Show 2018!

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Get your meters tested today!

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Spring is upon us!

What a great day for shipping DEKALB bean seed!

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Your Invited!

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