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Weather Outlook - August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018

Last week temperatures were 2 degrees below-normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼” to near 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 110-160. Moderate drought expanded in part of northern NY; conditions improved in much of the lower half of the state. Read more

Weather Outlook - July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018

Last week temperatures were near-normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼” to over 4”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90-170. Moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions expanded in northern NY. Read more

Weather Outlook - July 19, 2018

Jul 19, 2018

Last week temperatures were near-normal to 6 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 4”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 100-180. Moderate drought expanded in western NY, where the rain has missed; abnormally dry conditions expanded farther north. Read more

Get Ready to Scout for Western Bean Cutworm

Jul 17, 2018

Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) is becoming a notable pest to watch in field corn in New York State. The Western Bean Cutworm has the potential to soon become the number one pest of field corn in New York State. Read more

Weather Outlook –July 12, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

Last week temperatures were near-normal to 4 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 100-180. Abnormally dry conditions have been expanded for part of NY and moderate drought has been introduced in some areas. Read more

Soil Health Experts from Fertilizer Institute in Washington, DC; Cornell University, CCE to Speak at 2018 Empire Farm Days

Jul 16, 2018

The Soil Health Seminars programming at the 2018 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, will provide the opportunity to hear from soil specialists, learn from farming peers in daily panel presentations, see tabletop demonstrations, tour never cover crop plots, and have a soil report created for your use. The presentations are free and organized by the New York State Interagency Soil Health Working Group. Read more

Weather Outlook –July 5, 2018

Jul 5, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 2-10 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼ “ to over 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 130-210. Abnormally dry conditions have been expanded for part of northern NY and the finger lake region. Read more

Corn and Soybean Surveys Alert NNY Farmers to Disease Trends

Jul 3, 2018

As Northern New York farmers scout corn and soybean fields for any diseases that may impact crop health and yield, they can use five years’ worth of survey results as a guide to newly-emerging and common crop pathogens in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Read more

July 31: Reduced Tillage Field Day in Willsboro

Jul 3, 2018

In-field demonstrations with agricultural specialists and growers from NY and Vermont and six learning stations are all part of the Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day to be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, NY. The event is free to attend. Read more

True/Common Armyworm Alert – Northern NY

Jul 2, 2018

Mike Hunter (CCE Northern NY) is finding a lot of true armyworm in grass hay fields in Northern NY. These armyworm moths most likely have come on the recent storms from the south and laid their eggs in hay fields.  If there is a lot in the field you will not see much damage until they reach the later instars. It is best to scout your fields ASAP and look for smaller larvae. Read more

Weather Outlook - June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 8 degrees below normal to near- normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼ “ to 2”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 50-130. Abnormally dry conditions have been expanded for part of central NY. Read more

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