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Weather Outlook - May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a trace to 1 inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40 to 100. Read more

Delaware County Scissor Cut Report - 5/25/2017

May 25, 2017
Dale Dewing – CCE Delaware County
Hay harvest has been in full swing this week and crops have continued to advance in maturity.  Orchardgrass and bluegrass were in early heading stage and both grass and legumes grew rapidly.  Read more

NWNY Barley Field Update

May 24, 2017
I was out in winter barley fields this week in Genesee, Orleans and Monroe Counties.  SY Tepee that was planted earlier (September) is flowering.  Those planted a little later were heading out but no flowers yet.  Time for fungicide applications!  Read more

NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report-May 18, 2017

May 22, 2017
View from the Field
Alfalfa Weevil
Mike Stanyard (CCE Northwest NY Dairy and Field Crops Team) reports several fields over threshold for alfalfa weevil and are likely losing yields.  This week at the Valatie Farm I found alfalfa weevil adults as well as 1st and 2nd instar larvae. Read more

Fusarium Head Blight Alert - May 19, 2017

May 22, 2017
Winter malting barley fields in New York range from in the boot to heads fully emerged.  Development is further ahead in the Hudson Valley region. Conditions have been very conducive for local spore production by the Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) fungus. Read more

Weather Outlook - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017
NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from near-normal to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0 to 30. Read more

Weather Outlook – May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017
NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 4-10 degrees below normal. Precipitation ranged from ½ inch to 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0 to 20. Read more

NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report - May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017
View from the Field
This week it has been very wet and cold statewide. The rain has slowed corn planting, new seedings and harvesting grass and grass mixes. Statewide there is only about 5% of the corn planted. There were a small number of black cutworm and true armyworm moths caught this week. Read more

Corn Hybrid Trial Results Help Northern NY Farmers Select Seed

Apr 6, 2017
Northern New York farmers harvest approximately 13 percent of the total corn acreage in New York State. To help growers select the highest yielding corn varieties for planting, the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program funds Cornell University field trials Read more

USDA releases new report: Adaptation Resources for Agriculture: Responding to Climate Variability and Change in the Midwest and Northeast

Mar 3, 2017
This report provides educators and advisors information and resources to help farmers in the region increase their resilience to weather extremes and a changing climate. The report was developed by scientists, conservationists, and educators, and aims to demystify climate trends. It provides simple, usable resources for making climate-informed decisions. Read more

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