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2016 Corn Silage Variety Trial Results

Nov 18, 2016
In 2016 a commitment was made at Cornell to resume corn silage trials on a more limited basis with the hope to expand locations and hybrid numbers in coming years.  Within the results you will still see silage yield info
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Nutrition information…for cows?

Oct 26, 2016
We have it easier than cows. When we want to know how much fat, sodium, or carbohydrates are in the food we are eating, we can usually check the nutrition label on the food’s package. But cows haven't had access to detailed nutrition facts about their forage. Until recently. Read more

Weather Outlook - September 15, 2016

Sep 19, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from 6-8 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a trace to 2 inches for most areas, isolated areas of 2 to 4 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 90 to 170. Read more

Weather Outlook - September 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016
Last week temperatures ranged from 2 degrees below normal to 4 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a trace to 1 inch for most areas, isolated areas of 1 to 2 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 70 to 130. Read more

Weather Outlook - September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016
The Drought Monitor: Overall the Northeast was drier than normal for the USDM period. The rain event that occurred during the first part of the USDM week dropped 1.5 inches at the Buffalo airport and over an inch at several nearby co-op stations. Although the long-term factors (such as groundwater) are low but stable, near term factors such as creek flows have recovered considerably and it was reported that lawns and foliage have greened up in the Buffalo metro area. This resulted in D3 being trimmed back in the area.
D2, severe drought, expanded to cover most of Jefferson County. St Lawrence, Franklin, and part of Clinton counties are now in D1, moderate drought. Read more

Natural Disaster Areas Declared in NY

Aug 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 15 counties in New York as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. Additional counties are also eligible because their counties are contiguous.  Read more

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