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GrainsThe Field Crops Program provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts through on-farm visits to meet the needs of the producers. The field crop program is also very active with on farm agronomic research and demonstration projects. The goal is to improve crop production efficiency through increased yields, improved quality, decreased input costs, protected yields and new technologies. 

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

Last Modified: February 2, 2021

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

Burndown herbicide options in no till soybeans and corn

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 8, 2020

Interim Guidance for Horticulture

Last Modified: May 8, 2020

NNYADP: New Way to Apply Biocontrol Nematodes

Last Modified: May 8, 2020

Potential Pitfalls of Growing Soybean after Soybean

Last Modified: May 8, 2020

Young Farm Entrepreneur Applying NNYADP Biocontrol Research Results

Last Modified: May 8, 2020

Guidance for the Horticulture Industry

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 28, 2020
Guidance for the Horticulture Industry

How to Manange COVID-19 Risks on Dairy Farms

Last Modified: March 19, 2020

Soybean Cyst Nematode Now Confirmed in Six Additional Counties in New York

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2020

Ear to Ground November 20,2019

Last Modified: December 9, 2019

Winter Grain Crop Insurance Deadline

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 9, 2019

Beginning Producer Benefits for Crop Insurance

Last Modified: October 2, 2019

PRODAIRY e-Alert Bunker and Silo Safety

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 2, 2019
PRODAIRY e-Alert Bunker and Silo Safety

Biological Control of Alfalfa Snout Beetle: An Update after a Decade of Nematode

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

Paraquat Certified Applicator Training to Prevent Poisonings Now Available

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

Rye Cover Crop Termination 2019

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 16, 2019

What are Mycorrhizae and Should They Factor into Your Crop Management Plans?

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

Last Modified: February 5, 2019

You can Never be too prepared for an Emergency

Lindsay Ferlito, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: February 5, 2019

Get to Know Herbicide Sites of Action

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 4, 2018

New Online Crop Maturity Planning Tool

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

Last Modified: December 4, 2018

2018 Feed Dealer Seminars

Tatum Langworthy, Sr. Administrative Assistant
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 17, 2018

When Planting Goes Wrong....

Kelsey O'Shea, Agriculture Business Development
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 2, 2018
When Planting Goes Wrong....

Prevented Planting & Replant Provisions in Crop Insurance

2017 NYS & VT Corn Silage Trial Data Tables

Last Modified: November 27, 2017

We received the rest of the data back from Cumberland Valley Analytical Services today and I am attaching a preliminary report containing the data tables and basic information on the trials. We will be working on analyzing the data from predicted milk yields with the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) model in the coming weeks and will provide a full report with that information once complete.

Don't Ignore Marestail!

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: October 24, 2017

Don't Ignore Marestail...

Is Your Corn Rusty?

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: September 7, 2017

2017 NY Farmer Heavy Rainfall Survey

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

Last Modified: September 6, 2017

Delayed Pre-Emerge Tank Mixes for Corn

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: June 14, 2017

NYS Regist. Insecticides Labeled for Cutworm, WBC/and or Black Cutworm on Corn

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

Last Modified: June 7, 2017

Conventional Corn Weed Control

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017

Over the winter there were a lot of growers asking me about conventional corn weed control options. Some growers are looking to capture potential non-GMO corn premiums, dairy producers are intrigued by the possible GMO free milk markets, others are looking to save money on seed costs and some feel that they need to become more proactive with their herbicide resistance management strategies on the farm.

Regardless of a growers' reason to plant conventional corn, preemergence weed control programs are almost a necessity for a conventional weed control program. It is extremely difficult to rely on a total postemergence conventional weed control program. There is a high risk of yield loss if the postemergence application is delayed. Application delays due to weather conditions can lead to tall weeds that are difficult or too big to control.

Conventional Soybean Control Revisted

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 26, 2017

Glyphosate resistant (Roundup Ready) soybeans made postemergence weed control relatively easy with a single application. Recently, there have been a renewed interest in conventional soybean weed control options. Many of these soybean growers haven't planted conventional soybeans in well over a decade and the younger soybean growers have never planted conventional soybeans.

Regardless of a growers' reason to plant conventional soybeans, preemergence weed control programs are almost a necessity for growing conventional soybeans. It is extremely difficult to rely on a total postemergence conventional soybean weed control program. We have limited options for controlling broadleaf weeds with conventional soybean herbicides. It is imperative that we start out with a preemergence herbicide before or at time of planting and then be ready to apply a postemergence application to any weeds that escape. Timing of conventional postemergence soybean herbicides is critical because they won't kill big weeds.

Managing Western Bean Cutworm with Bt's - A Reality Check

Last Modified: January 23, 2017
Managing Western Bean Cutworm with Bt's - A Reality Check

The Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) is an emerging pest in NY that has the potential to cause economic losses in field corn, sweet corn and dry beans. Since 2010, the presence of WBC moths throughout the state have been monitored using bucket traps with pheromone lures. Based on these WBC trap monitoring efforts, Northern New York (NNY) is considered a "hot spot" for the Western Bean Cutworm in New York State.

2017 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management Now Available

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

Last Modified: December 28, 2016
2017 Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management Now Available

The 2017 edition of the Cornell Guide for Integrated Field Crop Management is now available. This annual publication provides up-to-date field crop production information for New York State. It is designed as a practical guide for field crop producers, crop consultants, ag chemical dealers, and others who advise field crop producers.

Not to Early to Plan Your Corn Weed Control

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: December 16, 2016
Not to Early to Plan Your Corn Weed Control

Know the Dangers of Silo Gases

Kim Morrill, Dairy Management
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: July 12, 2016

NNY Ear to the Ground

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

Last Modified: June 28, 2016

Ear to the Ground

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

Last Modified: May 20, 2016

Be on the Lookout for Horseweed...A.K.A Marestail

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 25, 2016
Be on the Lookout for Horseweed...A.K.A Marestail

Be on the Lookout for Horseweed...A.K.A Marestail

How will El Nino Impact our Crops in 2016?

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: March 19, 2016

What is this El Nino and how is it going to affect our crops...

USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers

Bill Verbeten, Field Crops
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: February 12, 2015
USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers

Thinking about transitioning some acres to organic production? Already an organic crop farmer and need to review some information? Check out the USDA Guide for Organic Crop Producers in the PDF below.



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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

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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