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2020 Hybrid Grain Corn Trial Results Now Available

Jan 12, 2021

The 2020 hybrid grain corn trial results from the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section at Cornell are now available. It shows results from four locations divided into two maturity ranges.

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Breeding legume cover crops

Nov 20, 2020

The Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell is working to improve legume cover crops for organic farmers by participating in the national Cover Crop Breeding Network.

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$2M grant supports more sustainable path for organic farmers

Nov 12, 2020

A Cornell-led team of experts will support organic agriculture by developing more sustainable practices that balance the tradeoffs between productivity, environmental impact and growers’ quality of life as a result of this grant.

Organic Grain Harvesting, Storage, and Processing Workshop Series being offered virtually

Sep 24, 2020

NOFA-NJ will be offering three workshops regarding the harvesting, handling, storage, and processing of grain crops. It's the final year of our NE SARE grant lead by Elizabeth Dyck, the coordinator of the Organic Growers' Research and Information-Sharing Network (OGRIN).  The training program will be a series of three intensive 75 minute online short courses with video field days/workshops that will largely be taught by farmers and NE Grain Experts and located on farms and/or at processing venues. Dates are 10/19, 10/26, and 11/2. Get more details and register at the NOFA-NJ website.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - Sept 16

Weather Outlook - September 17, 2020

Sep 17, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 6 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to 2 inches in isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 10-110.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - Sept 9

Weather Outlook – September 10, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to 2 inches in isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 50-150.

Weather Outlook - September 3, 2020

Sep 3, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 6 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than a quarter of an inch to an isolated area of over 3 inches in isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40-140.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - Aug 26 map

Weather Outlook – August 27, 2020

Aug 27, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than a quarter of an inch to an isolated area of over 3 inches in isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70-170.

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New Kernel Processing Information Series Resources Available

Aug 24, 2020

During the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons the New York Farm Viability Institute funded a project led by Cornell PRO-DAIRY to better understand a number of field factors related to corn silage processing score. Joe Lawrence, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, and Allison Kerwin, Dairy Field Research Specialist and PhD Candidate, have developed a series of fact sheets on kernel processing based on this project.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - Aug 12

Weather Outlook - August 13, 2020

Aug 13, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to over 4 inches in isolated areas. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90-190.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - Aug 5

Weather Outlook – August 6, 2020

Aug 6, 2020

Temperatures will creep back into the 80s and low 90s next week. The seven-day precipitation amounts will range from 0.10” to 1.25” inches. The 8-14 day outlook (August13-19) favors above-normal temperatures and slightly favors below-normal precipitation.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - July 29

Weather Outlook – July 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to over 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-210.

GDD Base 50 May 1 - July 22

Weather Outlook – July 23, 2020

Jul 24, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to near 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-210.

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