03 - PRO_Layout 1 11-07-26 1:14 PM Page 1 Wed., July 27, 2011–AYLMER EXPRESS–PAGE 3 Wheat, corn and soybean harvests and conditions vary widely FAMILY EYE CARE culture. Many areas reportedly yield increases are quite a bit got no rain. “It appears there was less rain the further inland you go. For us more dramatic then if you are under moisture stress prior to pollination as has been the case. PRACTICE that rain is a great relief from the drought. Hopefully there will be We would like a nice inch of rain for everybody,” Mr. Johnson re- Dr. Shahreena Rahman follow-up rains over the next ported. OPTOMETRIST few weeks. There is still a lot of In extremely dry conditions uneven corn which goes right like we have had in the area, back to conditions at planting,” evapotranspiration of the corn said Mr. Wales. plant is affected. Evapotranspi- These uneven, disparate re- ration refers to the water lost sults were echoed by Wendy from the soil surface due to the Flintoft of Rush Creek Wines water the plant uses during tran- who grows both fruit and cash spiration – the evaporation of Saturday Appointments Available crops, such as corn. water from the plant. “We have corn that is eight Leaf rolling is a sign that the New patients welcome feet and corn that is three feet corn plant is stressed by lack of because we had to replant be- cause of the weather. We had an inch-and-a-quarter of rain yes- moisture. As moisture declines, the corn plant tries to protect it- self from excessive plant mois- 519-773-3136 terday, and it was just amazing. ture loss (transpiration) by 261 Talbot Street West, Aylmer 27c It was the first rain in three rolling its leaves. Rolled leaves weeks at our place. And we’re reduce the exposed surface area hoping it will jump a bit and get which slows down transpiration caught up. So more rain on the or evaporation. Plants lose corn maze would be nice,” said moisture through transpiration Ms. Flintoft. much more quickly as tempera- A farmer takes advantage of weather conditions to bale straw hot, dry weather. Other cash crops were helped somewhat by They were able to avoid irri- tures rise and evaporation occurs on Springfield Road near Talbot Line last Thursday. It is one the rain on Sunday but more rain is needed to ease stress on gating although it was becoming more rapidly. of the few harvests that was actually helped by the extremely plants and farmers. (AE/Darren Breckles) a possibility for their fruit crops The soybean crop is short in had they not received the rain on stature due to the moisture early The 2011 growing season considered unfit to work but sects such as western bean cut- on the whole field. Sunday. Generally they do not in the season and the late plant- NOTICE started out with cool tempera- farmers were left with little worm, soybean aphids and spi- “Spider Mites are concen- tures and some of the wettest choice but to get crops in before der mites are beginning to trated along fence rows where have to irrigate with the sandy ing. It is also entering the crucial INTENDED SALE OF THE SURPLUS LAND loam soil on their property. flowering period. conditions in decades with a late the next downpour. Even fields appear. Western bean cutworm there is moisture from snow When they planted, rainfall was This will determine how the (EAST ELGIN MEDICAL FACILITY) spring and lots of melting snow with drainage tile, which works has been found in fields in the melt. They move into the fields runoff which added to moisture to remove excess sub-surface Tillsonburg area. Eggs have from the fence when they dry still plentiful and the plants were pods will set. An extended dry TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Township’s Sale of Surplus Land problems. moisture, were unable to cope been found in other areas. out which they have done.” well established and growing be- period like we’re having may By-law (#11-35), The Corporation of the Township of Malahide, at its It has been disappointing with these extreme downpours. “Sandy soils, such as you An immediate transition fore the dry, drought conditions cause some flowers to abort, said meeting held on June 9, 2011, declared the real property located at compared to last year which was Equipment was getting stuck have in your area, get hit first from wet and cool to hot, dry of the past few weeks. Mr. Unger. 420-424 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, and known municipally as the East one of the best in recent mem- and the soil was damaged. and hardest by the western bean weather and low-water advi- The heat has fruit and berry Wheat harvest yields are Elgin Medical Facility surplus to the needs of The Corporation of the ory. “Field conditions remained cutworm,” said Mr. Johnson. sories has again challenged crops way ahead of schedule but highly variable with some good Township of Malahide. “It was that once-in-a-life- poor with excessive compaction Spider mites, though not crops. quality is good if size is a bit harvests. Mr. Johnson said it var- small. Though small size means ied from 35 bushels an acre to PURSUANT TO By-law No. 11-35, the Township of Malahide shall give time growing season with record from heavy rains, erosion of soil common, are having a signifi- All crops are suffering to higher sugar content and more 135 bushels. The average in the public notice of the intended sale of the Surplus Land by causing such yields, excellent quality and and water ponding. Drainage cant impact in some fields where varying degrees in the extreme concentrated flavor which is county is probably around 75-80 notice to be published in a newspaper and be posted on the Township’s strong prices to boot,” said tiles were not able to drain the they are found in large numbers. heat and dry weather with yields ideal for winemaking. bushels an acre. The quality is website at www.malahide.ca under Public Notices. Patrick Unger, a local farmer fields due to the continual dump- “It’s not that there are a lot of differing, widely though quality and seed dealer. ing of rain. This left the ground fields affected by spider mites. is reportedly quite good for most They are hoping to open their reportedly good and test weights ANYONE MAY SUBMIT written comments to the Municipal Clerk either The rain this spring fell often hard to work resulting in a less You could go to 99 fields, and crops. corn maze by Aug. 1, but, like are excellent. in support of or in opposition to the intended sale of the Surplus Land and in extreme downpours that than desirable seed bed,” said they’re there but not in enough Yields are affected in part by most others are finding the size Winter wheat, corn and soy- and the deadline for submitting such comments shall be 4:30 p.m. on saturated the ground, even in Mr. Unger. numbers to have an impact. In soil type, drainage tiling and is highly variable. beans are the biggest cash crops Monday, August 15, 2011. sandy soil which usually drains Plants got off to a poor start the hundredth field, it could be other water mitigation methods Raspberries should be ready in the province accounting for ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available by contacting the undersigned moisture better. There was no with wet, cool conditions allow- covered,” said Mr. Johnson. and conditions at the time of in the next couple weeks as well. hundreds of millions of dollars at the Township Ofﬁce, 87 John Street South, Aylmer, during normal chance for soil to dry before the ing soil-borne diseases to prolif- He encouraged farmers to planting. Mr. Johnson said, “A lot of in sales in the area each year. ofﬁce hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. next downpour, which gave erate and insect infestations to scout their fields for mites be- Last weekend’s rain helped corn is starting to tassle. Some Most observers are resigned to farmers a small window to plant further stress crops. cause if they are caught in time those who got it. About an inch people are saying ‘we’ve had the fact that yields will be down DATED at the Township of Malahide on this 22nd day of July, 2011. crops. Peter Johnson, crop specialist the damage can be mitigated and fell along the lakeshore, said dry conditions at pollination be- from last year but are still hop- Michelle Casavecchia, C.A.O./Clerk The ground was left in a con- for Ontario Ministry of Agricul- insecticide, if needed, can be Mark Wales, vice president of fore and still had very big ing for a late season rebound if Township of Malahide dition that would normally be ture, said that problems with in- used in targeted areas rather than the Ontario Federation of Agri- yields.’ Mother Nature co-operates. 87 John Street South, Aylmer, ON N5H 2C3 “Big yields are possible but “Another timely rain in the Telephone: 519-773-5344, ext. 225 Pt. Burwell Tub Daze kicks off Friday what the data clearly shows is that if you are under moisture stress, during pollination then next few days would greatly re- duce the stress on the crop and the farmers,” said Mr. Unger. Facsimile: 519-773-5334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 27c Tub Daze, a three-day cele- Pennsylvania in a bathtub to there will be kid’s crafts at 2 Saturday will open with bration in Port Burwell, is back raise money for Ronald Mc- p.m., and music by Zach Mc- “Peameal on a Bun” at the Le- for the 27th year with a full Donald House Charity in 1984. Cabe from 3 to 6 p.m. gion from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. agenda of events beginning Fri- The trip took six hours and Dave Bellaire will provide Food and vendors, corn on the day at noon and closing with the raised $10,000. music from 6 until 10 p.m. with cob and Martial Arts Canada fireworks display on the East Saturday will feature music fireworks being set off on the demonstrations will take place Beach, Sunday night. by Ron Nash & Friends from 1 east pier starting at dusk. all day at the East Beach. The event kicks off with the p.m. until 3 p.m. and The Amaz- The event’s organizer, Deb Registration for the Saturday opening of the beer garden on ing Cropdusters from 7 to 10 Travis, said volunteers, wearing beach volleyball tournament, the East Beach at noon Friday. p.m. at the East Beach, with a identification, would collect do- which attracts from 12 to 20 It is open from 6 p.m. until 10 $2 cover charge. nations for the fireworks from teams each year, is from 11 a.m. p.m.Friday, and 11 a.m.-7p.m. Port Burwell Branch 524, spectators. to 12 noon. The tournament will Saturday and Sunday. A car Royal Canadian Legion will Donations collected by fire- start at noon. show at the East Flats at noon host “Meat Darts” at the branch fighters and volunteers from the The legion will serve beef on FINAL on Sunday was a new favourite starting at 8 p.m. It is a dart Port Burwell Recreation Soci- a bun and salads from 4 to 6 last year that returns. Tub Daze commemorates Ed Matthews’ crossing of Lake Erie from Port Burwell to Erie, 24-year-old man tournament where a contestant can win a selection of meat products. Sunday at the East Beach ety and Otter Valley/Port Bur- well Optimist Club were the main source of funding for the annual Tub Daze fireworks, she said. Other Tub Daze events start Friday with a youth dance on p.m. Sunday, volunteer firefighters will hold a pancake breakfast at the village firehall on Pitt Street at Erieus from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. “Last year we had a great turnout with nice, hot weather NURSERY WEEKEND STOCK the East Beach from 7 p.m. to which it looks like we’ll be hav- drowns near West 10 p.m. Admission for youths 18 and ing again,” said Mrs. Travis. “It was busy each day and July J ly under costs $5, and includes a people stayed the whole day. Beach, Port Burwell hot dog and soft drink. Music will be provided by a disc jockey. The fireworks are the highlight bringing almost 10,000 people from all over.” A 24-year-old Langton man rectly to the Coast Guard Auxil- drowned in front of West Beach in Port Burwell Thursday night while swimming with two rela- tives. Elgin Ontario Provincial Po- lice said Herman Teichroeb was swimming approximately 100 iary dock and they staffed a ves- sel with a Coast Guard member using some fire department equipment and they went out and began to search in deeper waters just off the beach. The rest of the firefighter’s water SALE 30-31 3 -3 30 31 3 metres offshore with two other male relatives when the three rescue team and their equip- ment went out to the West EVERGREENS • Heating began to have difficulties while trying to swim back. Two of the men were able to Beach. We put seven rescue swimmers in the water to do a line search, west to east, out to • • Air Conditioning Sheet Metal AYLMER BUY DIRECT PERENNIALS 519-773-3339 make it to shore safely with the assistance of two other males about 350 feet from shore and those were the fellows that • Geothermal SHRUBS but Mr. Teichroeb could not be located. The incident occurred at approximately 7:28 p.m. and found the victim in the water,” said Chief Roesch. He said the water depth var- FROM THE GROWER a search was conducted by members of the Auxiliary Coast Guard, police, fire and members of the public. ied from knee level to chest deep, depending on the area. The victim was located in wa- ters approximately two feet & SAVE Bayham Fire Chief Gord deep. Roesch said volunteer firefight- “Conditions were nasty last ers received the emergency call night. There was a strong un- at 7:40 p.m. and were dis- dertow in that area,” said Chief Thank You, patched a minute later, arriving Roesch. on the scene at 7:49 p.m. Fire- The body was found at about to the many sponsors who donated prizes fighters from Port Burwell fire 8:45 p.m. and was brought to Saturday 8 am - 4 pm station responded, as well as the and to the participants of shore where attempts to revive Sunday 10 am - 3 pm water rescue team, which has Mr. Teichroeb were unsuccess- the Aylmer Spitﬁres Jr. C. Hockey Club’s special training from the Fire ful. He was pronounced dead at 9th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY Marshal’s Water and Ice Rescue 9:22 p.m. at the Tillsonburg Team. Water rescue technicians District Memorial Hospital. A held recently at the Pleasant Valley Golf and Country Club. on the team come from both Bayham fire stations. post mortem is being con- ducted. With your support these events continue to be a Success! Riverbend Farms - FARM 2 “We’ve trained regularly with the Coast Guard Auxiliary The drowning marks the fourth water death in the region Thanks Again, (1/2 mile east of County Road 40 on John Wise Line) in Port Burwell doing water res- this summer and comes during The Aylmer Spitfires 519-765-2130 email@example.com cue out around the rock pier and National Drowning Prevention 27c 27c that area. We sent a crew di- Week.