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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

NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Survey Alerts Growers to New Arrivals

Feb 20, 2017
Two soybean diseases not previously confirmed in Northern New York crops were identified in 2016 by the annual corn and soybean disease survey and assessment funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The proactive disease assessment program helps protect the security and profitability of corn and soybean, two major agricultural crops fro the Northern New York region. Read more

Hemp, Alternative Forage, Nutrient Balancing on March 13 New York Certified Organic Agenda

Feb 14, 2017
The last of the 2017 New York Certified Organic winter meetings on Monday, March 13 in Geneva, NY, will include an update on organic hemp production trials plus presentations on nutrient balancing, crop production, and alternative forage production for organic farming systems. Presenters include Cornell University and University of Vermont faculty and a New York organic dairy farmer. Read more

The New York State IPM Program seeks a Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator

Feb 9, 2017
The position of Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator in the New York State IPM Program is needed to facilitate and lead statewide IPM demonstration, implementation, and research activities in Livestock (primarily Dairy and Beef Cattle), and field and forage crops production within Cornell Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Read more

Farmer-Driven Projects on 2017 North Country Crop Congresses’ Agenda

Jan 31, 2017
The 2017 North Country Crop Congresses will feature updates on research projects funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The Program provides small grants for on-farm research and technical assistance projects in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Read more

Russ Hahn and Bill Cox Honored at Corn Congress

Jan 13, 2017
Drs. Russell Hahn and Bill Cox were honored Wednesday and Thursday at the Northwest New York Corn Congresses in Batavia and Waterloo, respectively.  Both men are retiring from Cornell after a combined 70+ years in service to the New York Field Crops community.  We wish them both well in their future endeavors and will miss them tremendously!

Full Report from the 2016 New York State Corn Silage Hybrid Trials Now Available

Dec 19, 2016
Twenty-nine corn silage hybrids were tested at two locations in New York (NY) in 2016. Hybrids were planted at the Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora (Cayuga Co.) and at Greenwood Farms in Madrid (St. Lawrence Co.). The purpose of this trial is to provide unbiased, local data to aid in producer’s decision making and consultant recommendations. Read more

Research Helps Young NNY Entrepreneur Build New Crop Pest Management Business

Dec 15, 2016
As she promised one year ago, Mary DeBeer established her own biocontrol nematode rearing lab in Moira in Northern New York in 2016. The young agricultural entrepreneur is on the leading edge of business development prompted by the success of pest management research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. Read more

2016 Corn Silage Variety Trial Results

Nov 18, 2016
In 2016 a commitment was made at Cornell to resume corn silage trials on a more limited basis with the hope to expand locations and hybrid numbers in coming years.  Within the results you will still see silage yield info
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