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Got Corn Rootworm? Try This Alfalfa Pest Solution from Northern NY Research Results

Jun 26, 2018

Following the successful application of biocontrol nematodes to reduce the impact of alfalfa snout beetle, Northern New York farmers and a research team led by Cornell University entomologist Elson Shields are now evaluating their use to combat corn rootworm. If the biocontrol nematodes are as effective against corn rootworm, farmers could potentially eliminate the need and expense for corn varieties with incorporated Bt toxin for corn rootworm or for soil insecticide use on conventional corn varieties. Read more

Weather Outlook – June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from less than ¼ “ to 3”. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 60-140. Abnormally dry conditions have been introduced for many areas in NY. Read more

Weather Outlook –June 14, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 6 degrees below normal to 2 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to one inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 30-110. Read more

What's Cropping Up? - May/June 2018

Jun 6, 2018

The full version of What’s Cropping Up? Volume 28 No. 2 is available as a downloadable PDF and on issuu. Topics include Western Bean Cutworm and Mycotoxin screening, an assessment of the very wet 2017 growing year and its effects on New York growers, and the forage quality of spring growth. Read more

Checking the Back Forty - May 31, 2018

Jun 1, 2018

Alfalfa Weevil and Growing Degree Days: Time to cover a few crop pests to on the look out for at this point in the growing season. Alfalfa weevil is one to consider if you have finished up cutting your alfalfa. Read more

Weather Outlook – May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 4 to 12 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 40-160. Read more

Weather Outlook – May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below-normal to 8 degrees above-normal. Precipitation has ranged from ½ “ to 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 10-110. Read more

Save the Date! New York Soil Health Summit

May 23, 2018

Save the date for the first New York Soil Health Summit. This event, organized by the New York Soil Health project, is for farmers, researchers, agriculture service providers, government agencies, non-profits and policy-makers interested in advancing soil health efforts across the state. Read more

Weather Outlook – May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

Last week temperatures ranged from near-normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation has ranged from a trace to over two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 20-80. Read more

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