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Fusarium Head Blight Alert - June 5, 2015

Jun 8, 2015
The previously consistent forecast of ‘low’ risk of Fusarium head blight is now changing to ‘moderate’ or even ‘high’ risk in several locations in New York State following rains this week, with more rain forecast in the days ahead.  Read more

Capital Area Ag Report - June 4, 2015

Jun 8, 2015
The Capital Area Ag Report for June 4 is out.  Topics include: Forage shortage, Uneven germination in new seedings, Soil health, Timing of barley herbicides and options, and Potato leafhopper typically arrive with storms like the last one.  Read more

Fusarium Head Blight Alert - June 1, 2015

Jun 1, 2015
Generally dry conditions over the past 10 days, when most winter cereals initiated flowering in New York State, have resulted in a low forecast risk of Fusarium head blight epidemics.  However, general rains on May 30 and 31 Read more

NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015: Volume 14  Number 5 Contents:  View from the Field, Weather Outlook – May 28, 2015, Pest or Non-Pest in Early Season Corn, Growing Degree Day, Clipboard Checklist Read more

Fusarium Head Blight Alert - May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015
Many winter wheat and malting barley fields in New York State are approaching head emergence. The next 10 days will be critical for farmers making fungicide spray decisions for suppression of Fusarium head blight (FHB) Read more

Oneida Madison Crop Report - 5/9/2015

May 9, 2015
This was the first week with results of hay sampling. They will continue to sample and send you the results until the first week in June.  Folks in Pa are reporting some significant flights of black cutworm in traps this season. We should be looking for cut plants in corn fields this spring. Read more

Cost-Sharing Available to Protect NNY Alfalfa Crops

Apr 6, 2015
The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Shields Lab at Cornell University are partnering to offer farmers a cost-sharing opportunity to encourage more growers to treat fields with biocontrol nematodes in areas infected with the highly destructive alfalfa snout beetle. Read more

New Small Grain Disease Management Reports

Apr 1, 2015
Four new disease management reports have been posted with data on disease control in small grain cereals with fungicides, resistant varieties, and integrated management in New York in 2014.  Read more

Crop Alert: Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team

Mar 18, 2015
The first Crop Alert from the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for the 2015 season has been posted.  Topics include: Evaluating Winter Small Grain and Alfalfa Winter Damage, Early Nitrogen On Winter Small Grains, Frost Seeding Legumes & Grasses. Read more