A much cooler week is in store compared to last week, with a good chance of a 1-2 inch rainfall event for upstate NY from late Sunday through Tuesday. After today’s rain, clear skies will reappear later Friday and particularly Saturday. This will lead to a widespread frost for much of northern and central NY Saturday morning.
Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner, was presented the Friend of Extension Award by Cornell Cooperative Extension at a ceremony Sept. 26 at Cornell’s Statler Hotel.
Larry Smart, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, recently joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast series to discuss industrial hemp production in New York state.
Last week temperatures were near normal to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 20 to 100. Above-normal temperatures this week!
A pretty tranquil week is in store for New York. Temperatures will be very close to normal and there will be little if any rainfall through late Tuesday at the earliest. Daytime high temperatures will be mainly in the 70s to low 80s at best through Tuesday and a bit warmer on Wednesday (low- mid 80s).
Cornell University, with support from Sustainable, Agriculture, Research, and Education (SARE), is conducting a survey for all fruit, vegetable, field crop, grain, and mixed crop-livestock producers in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Vermont to identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best solutions in regards to cover crop incentive programs. You do not need to have experience with cover crops to participate.
Join Kirk and Kathie Arnold at Twin Oaks Dairy on August 14th from 10:00-2:00 and learn about alternative summer forages, mixed intercropping, interseeding into corn, and double cropping with triticale and sorghum sudangrass.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Aug. 2 announced $500,000 in funding for the USDA establish the first industrial hemp seed bank in the U.S., co-located at Cornell AgriTech, which will be used to breed and study new hemp cultivars.