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A leafhopper work-around

Nov 29, 2017
By any measure, potato leafhoppers are one of the most destructive insect pests to alfalfa yield and persistence in the United States. Many alfalfa growers have had bad experiences with the small, bright green insect at some point. Read more

Cover Crop Meeting Draws Big Crowd

Nov 13, 2017
More than 170 researchers, educators, farmers, and agricultural service providers attended the Northeast Cover Crops Council’s (NECCC) Annual Meeting at The Statler Hotel on November 8 for a day-long program featuring more than 40 speakers and an evening poster session. Read more

Managing Corn Rootworm in Non-GMO Corn

Oct 12, 2017
An increasing number of dairy producers are being asked by their milk processors to seriously consider producing milk from dairy cows fed non-GMO forages and grains.  Many milk producers feel the pressure to comply with the request in order to preserve their milk market.  The decision to grow non-GMO corn impacts both the weed control program and management of corn rootworm. Read more

Weather Outlook - September 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 10 to 16 degrees above normal! Precipitation has been none at all for most of the state, some areas have seen a few hundredths of an inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90-170. Read more

Weather Outlook – September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017
NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 4 to 8 degrees below normal. Precipitation ranged from half an inch to over 2 inches for most of the state. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 30-90. Read more

New York Farmer Heavy Rainfall Survey Request

Aug 29, 2017
March through July of 2017 was a period of above average rainfall in much of New York. Rainfall often came as heavy downpour events, leading to agricultural damage and disease.  Please help us understand how the excessively wet 2017 has impacted you by completing this survey. Read more

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