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What's Cropping Up? - January/February 2020 now available!

Feb 11, 2020

The first edition of What's Cropping Up? for 2020 is now available! Article topics include a corn silage management research for NYS, a new phosphorus index for NYS, and the confirmation of Soybean Cyst Nematode in six additional counties within the state.

Beer and barley

Brewers Association Selects 2020 Research Grant Recipients

Jan 23, 2020

Kudos to Mark Sorrells, professor of plant breeding and genetics and head of the Cornell Small Grains Project, who received a 2020 Brewers Association research grant for his work on the impact of storage on malting quality and seed dormancy in barley.

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New York Phosphorus Index 2.0

Jan 14, 2020

After more than 15 years of field use, version 1 of the New York Phosphorus Index (NY-PI) has been updated. The new version (NY-PI 2.0) incorporates new science and does a better job of addressing P loss risk while still giving farm managers options for recycling manure nutrients.

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - October 3

Weather Outlook – October 3, 2019

Oct 3, 2019

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. 

GDD Base 50 - May 1 - September 25

Weather Outlook –September 26, 2019

Sep 26, 2019

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 30 to 110.

Head of Ag and Markets hailed as Friend of Extension

Sep 26, 2019

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.