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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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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

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

Pasture Walk and Grazing Program

June 14, 2022

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Hidden Hill Ranch 2081 Thayer Hill Rd Boonville, NY  

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Zufall Farm 20 Campbell Rd Lisbon, NY

 

 

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.

 

Announcements

Looking to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District

Annual Thirty Day Period for Landowners to Request Additions of Viable Agricultural Land to Existing Agricultural Districts

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators has set June 1st through June 30th of each year for the purpose accepting requests to add predominantly viable agricultural land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District in the County.

Viable agricultural land: actively farmed as well as land that is highly suitable for agricultural production.
A parcel of land is "predominantly" viable if a minimum of 51% of the parcel is viable agricultural land.
The purpose of NYS Certified Agricultural Districts is to encourage the continued use of farmland for agricultural production. The Agricultural District Program is based on a combination of landowner incentives and protections, all of which are designed to forestall the conversion of farmland to non-agricultural uses.

Landowners who wish to submit a request to add land to an existing NYS Certified Agricultural District may download the form from the Jefferson County Department of Planning web page under NYS Certified Agricultural Districts, or you may call the Jefferson County Department of Planning, (315) 785-3144 and ask for the 2022 Agricultural Annual Inclusion Form.

All requests must be submitted on the form provided by the Planning Department and must be received no later than June 30, 2022.

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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