Grains

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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Burndown herbicide options in no till soybeans

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: May 24, 2022

Last Minute Prep for 2022 Spring Crops

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

Last Modified: April 1, 2022

Spring planting season is fast approaching, but there's time for some last-minute preparations. While we always prioritize efficient use of fertilizers, seed and other inputs, 2022 pricing and availability puts and extra importance on this strategy. How many items can you cross off this to-do list?


Planting Enlist E3 soybeans in 2022?

Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist
North Country Regional Ag Team

Last Modified: April 1, 2022

Are you planting Enlist E3 soybeans in 2022?  If so, one of the tools in the weed control toolbox will be the option to use one of the two registered 2,4-D choline herbicides for use on Enlist E3 soybeans.  In January 2022, the EPA approved a seven-year registration of Enlist One and Enlist Duo herbicides.  Enlist One and Enlist Duo are the only 2,4-D choline herbicides registered for over-the-top use in 2,4-D tolerant soybeans.  Enlist E3 soybeans are also tolerant to the over-the-top application of both glyphosate (Roundup) and glufosinate (Liberty) herbicides.


Spring 2022 Weather Outlook

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

Last Modified: April 1, 2022

We begin the 2022 growing season in NNY with no drought classifications, for a welcome change. Our snow has mostly melted and soil frost is on the decline. The North Country is a tiny bit behind normal soil moisture as of this date in late March, but the deficit is small. March temperatures have been just a bit warmer than average so far.


Fertilizer Prices Trend Upward in Late 2021 …and Into 2022?

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

Last Modified: November 8, 2021

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





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Upcoming Events

Robotic Milking System Farm Tour

July 11, 2022
Belleville, NY

This program is applicable to any dairy farmers who are interested in learning more about robotic milking systems or who already have robots. Doubledale recently built a new facility with 8 Lely robots, while Gehrkes retrofitted an existing facility to install 1 DeLaval robot. Come tour two unique farms, enjoy lunch, socialize with other farms, and learn from each other.

 

Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program for Farm Workers

July 25, 2022
Champlain , NY

This program is applicable to any current (or prospective) farm workers that currently work with (or aspire to work with) dairy cattle. This on-farm program will focus on cattle behavior, flight zone, good handling practices,  risks and hazards when handling cattle, and it will include a hands-on portion.

 

Dairy Cattle Handling and Safety Program For Youth

August 1, 2022
Croghan, NY

This program is applicable to any local youth that currently work with (or aspire to work with) dairy cattle. This on-farm program will focus on cattle behavior, flight zone, good handling practices,  risks and hazards when handling cattle, and it will include a hands-on portion. Ages 12 and up.

 

Announcements

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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