Forages

ForagesHigh yields of high-quality forage are vital to the dairy and livestock industries. Feed-costs are often half of a farm's business expenses each year. This page contains resources and information to help farmers better manage silage, hay, and pastures. 

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2021 North Country 1st Cutting Alfalfa-Grass Quality Monitor May 10, 2021

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 11, 2021

Improve Pastures and Hay Fields by Overseeding Perennial Forage Grasses and Legu

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 10, 2021

Short on Hay This Spring?

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 10, 2021

2021 North Country 1st Cutting Alfalfa‐Grass Quality Monitor

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 7, 2021

Managing Corn Rootworm in NY to delay Bt resistance (& save seed costs)

Last Modified: February 2, 2021

Don't Ignore Marestail this Fall

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 1, 2020

Weed Control in Grass Hayfields

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 1, 2020

Hay or Ney

Casey Havekes, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: September 14, 2020

Emergency Forage Options for NNY 2020

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 23, 2020

NNY Receives Official "Abnormally Dry" Classification, May 19, 2020

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 29, 2020

Dicamba tolerant soybeans without dicamba

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 5, 2020

2020 North Country 1st Cut Alfalfa Height Monitoring - 2 June Report

Kitty O'Neil, Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 3, 2020





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Upcoming Events

Beat the Heat! Heat Stress Management Program

June 22, 2021
June 30, 2021
: Heat Stress Management Program

June 22, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kelly Farm

2270 DeKalb Kelly Rd

Rensselaer Falls

June 30, 2021

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Miner Institute Dairy Barn

1034 Miner Farm Rd Chazy, NY

Calf Barn Ventilation Program

July 27 - July 28, 2021

Join us for a free on-farm demonstration and discussion about the importance of adequate calf barn ventilation and the impacts ventilation has on calf health and performance. This program is applicable to any sized dairy farm, and any type of barn ventilation system.

 

Announcements

Biden extends PPP Loan Application to May 31st

Click here for more information.


Managing Forages through Drought Webinars

Part 1: Managing Pastures in Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_19bj2cuc

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought may be viewed here: https://vod.video.cornell.edu/media/1_ql576klx


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly across the world.

Although cities have the most sick people, the disease has reached rural communities of New York as well. Everyone needs to take this very seriously. Agriculture is an essential business, so many of us will continue to go to work. However, we all need to take precautions to stay safe and help prevent further spread of the disease. The key things to do are limit contact with other people and keep everything very clean. We've prepared a new resource to help Spanish- and English-speaking farm employees access credible, multi-lingual information that they can use right away. Here are this links to a printable resource for farms to use:
English COVID 19 Procedures
Spanish COVID 19 Procedures


To see a full list of other relevant resources, click here.




How to Manage COVID-19 Risk on Dairy Farms

Straightforward helpful steps to manage risk on dairy farms!  We are happy to help talk farms through these steps and develop risk management plans for protecting owners and team members. Reach out to Kelsey O'Shea via email kio3@cornell.edu for more information.



Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

Click here to get the updated information on our operations.


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