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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

Weather Outlook – August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from half an inch to 3 inches, with a few isolated areas getting more than 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 80 to 160. Read more

Cornell Projects to Cultivate the Digital Agriculture Landscape

Aug 23, 2017

Research investment from the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) will fund six proposals over three years focused on developing computational and informational technologies to create more profitable, efficient and sustainable agricultural practices. Read more

Weather Outlook – August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation ranged from less than a quarter inch to 2 inches for most of the state. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 80 to 160. Read more

Weather Outlook – August 10, 2017

Aug 11, 2017

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation ranged from less than a quarter inch to over 4 inches in isolated ares. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 150. Read more

Weather Outlook - August 3, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 4 degrees below-normal to 2 degrees above-normal. Precipitation ranged from less than a quarter inch to over 1 inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 150. Read more

Weather Outlook - July 27, 2017

Jul 28, 2017

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 4 degrees below-normal to 2 degrees above-normal. Precipitation ranged from a quarter inch to over 4 inches (over 7” in Hammond!). Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 80 to 160. Read more

Corn Diseases and Plant Health in a Wet Growing Season

Jul 25, 2017

The current 2017 wet/rainy weather and high humidity can create a situation where diseases can become an issue in corn. While there are several foliar diseases that can occur on corn under these conditions, gray leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight have been especially problematic over the last several years. Read more

Weather Outlook - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below-normal to 3 degrees above-normal. Precipitation ranged from a quarter inch to over 3.5 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90 to 170. Read more

Capital Area Ag Report - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

I was in Utah last week for the National Association of Agricultural Agents.  At the tradeshow, they had a “steam generating machine” between the tractor and baler. Out there they have to add moisture to bale alfalfa so it does not crumble from the dryness.  What a contrast to our situation this year! Read more

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