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Farmworker initiatives earn community engagement honor

Jul 5, 2019

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has named Cornell University the winner of the 2019 Northeast Region Community Engagement Scholarship Award. Given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the award recognizes extraordinary community outreach initiatives by its member universities. Cornell was recognized for its interdisciplinary farmworker research and collaboration initiatives, which collectively benefit thousands of farmworkers in 40 counties across New York state and beyond.
 

Weather Outlook – June 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter of an inch to over 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 150.

Weather Outlook – June 20, 2019

Jun 21, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from near-normal to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a tenth of an inch to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40 to 120.

Organic @ Cornell Summer Field Day Series Announced

Jun 21, 2019

The Cornell Organic  Production and Marketing Program Work Team and New York Soil Health Initiative, in conjunction with NOFA-NY, have announced a free Organic @ Cornell Summer Field Day Series.

Wolfe offers ag fixes to ‘complex, severe’ climate change

Jun 14, 2019

David Wolfe, professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, told a congressional committee in a hearing on agricultural resiliency that climate change impacts have been more complex and severe than scientists had forecast three decades ago.

Weather Outlook – June 13, 2019

Jun 13, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation has ranged from half an inch to over 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40 to 120. Unsettled conditions for most of the week with a few dry periods.

Late Spring: Forage considerations beyond corn

Jun 12, 2019

Recent weather windows have allowed some progress around the state, however, current field conditions in many areas leave numerous questions and few good answers. With the need to address forage inventories for the coming winter, it may be helpful to think about what can be done to minimize the negative impacts of what mother nature has presented to us. 

Powdery mildew in your wheat or barley? What are your management options?

Jun 10, 2019

One of the easiest foliar diseases to identify in your small grains fields is powdery mildew.  Depending on the cultivar and the weather, powdery mildew is often just a cosmetic annoyance that clears up as soon as things heat up and dry out, having very little effect on final yield or grain quality.  But sometimes, it can be problematic and you may need to consider your options for managing this disease.

Alfalfa-Grass Forage Trials Improving Choices for Farmers and Cows

Jun 7, 2019

Alfalfa is an excellent source of protein in the dairy cow diet. Research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) is evaluating new opportunities to grow alfalfa in combination with grass species to provide dairy farmers with the opportunity to enhance forage yield, quality, and digestibility.

Weather Outlook - June 6, 2019

Jun 7, 2019

After Thursday, a long awaited dry period is in store through at least late Monday.   Temperatures across the region will be near or slightly above normal  for the entire week.  Highs will be in the mid 70s  to mid 80s and lows will be in the low to mid 50s.

New York Soil Health Trailer: Learn about Compaction and Soil Health in Northeast Pastures

May 29, 2019

The New York Soil Health Trailer brought spring 2019 “Train the Trainer” programs, taught by New York Soil Health Trailer Coordinator and Cornell Extension Specialist Fay Benson, Soil Structure Consultant Larry Hepner, and Cornell Soil Health Laboratory Director Bob Schindelbeck to Brunswick and Troupsburg, N.Y. The New York Soil Health Trailer will be traveling across the Northeast, participating in pasture walks and other events this summer and fall. Currently scheduled events include July 25-27: Grasstravaganza, Cobleskill, NY; August 6-8: Empire Farm Days, Seneca Falls, NY; August dates TBA: Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY;and September 3-6: Maine Soil Field Days, site TBA.

Weather Outlook - May 16, 2019

May 17, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from 1” to over 4”. Base 50 growing degree-days were less than 30.

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