NY Corn and Soybean Growers Association Seeking Future Leaders to Attend the ASA Leadership College

The New York Soybean Checkoff is sponsoring two New York soybean growers to attend the Annual American Soybean Association Leadership College. Please contact Julia Robbins by Dec. 1 if you are interested in participating. The NY Soybean Checkoff will pay for travel costs. Julia: 315-583-5296, juliacrobbins@gmail.com. If more than two people are interested in representing New York, the NYCSGA board will choose two growers to attend.

For more information about the 2015 Soybean Leadership College click here http://soygrowers.com/learn/soybean-leadership-college/.

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Newest Weather Outlooks – October 23, 2014

From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

November: above normal temperatures; no indication for precipitation
Nov/Dec/Jan: above normal temperatures; above normal precipitation for far southeast NY only

A reminder that these outlooks, as well as drought info, can be found here:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

And the winter outlook (Dec/Jan/Feb) has also been released:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141016_winteroutlook.html

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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – October 16, 2014

From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

GDD_Oct15Last week temperatures ranged within 2 degrees of normal. Precipitation ranged from 1/10 of an inch to one inch.  Base 50 growing degree-days were less than 30 for most of the state.

Cloudy, cloudy, cloudy.

Today will be cloudy with showers off-and-on in eastern and central NY while rain is continuing for eastern and northern NY (1-2” possible in these areas with isolated thunderstorms) and highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s.  Lows will be in the upper 40’s to mid 50’s.

Friday will be another cloudy day, only slight chance of showers for most areas with highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s.

Saturday highs will be in the mid 50’s to mid 60’s with scattered showers as a cold front moves across the state. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 30’s to low 40’s.

Sunday there will be a possibility of showers with temperatures much cooler in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.  Overnight temperatures will be in the 30’s with frost and freezes possible.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 50’s.  Overnight temperatures will be throughout the 30’s.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the low to mid 50’s.  Lows will be in the 30’s.

Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 40’s to mid 50’s.  Lows will be in the 30’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from 1/10 ” to around 1”.

The 8-14 day outlook (Oct 23-29) is showing above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation most of the state.

The abnormally dry area covering the Catskills and southern Hudson Valley has persisted and expanded north and west with a smaller area of moderate drought around Ulster and Orange counties.

Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/hq/

NRCC Drought Page which features the US Drought Monitor map (updated every Thursday):
http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu/page_drought.html

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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – October 9, 2014

From Jessica Spaccio, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

GDD_Oct8Last week temperatures ranged from normal to 6 degrees above normal. Precipitation ranged from a ¼ inch to 2 inches.  Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 20 to 70.

Areas east of Lakes Erie and Ontario may see scattered lake effect rain showers today and tonight.  Otherwise it will be dry with cooler than normal temperatures through Sunday for most of the state. Low pressure will bring scattered showers Friday night into Saturday morning to southeast NY areas.  Possible areas of freeze Saturday night. Another chance for rain late Sunday into Monday.  Monday and Tuesday will have above normal temperatures, with a chance of rain late Tuesday and cooler weather following.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from 1/10” to  ½”.

The 8-14 day outlook (Oct 16-22) is showing above normal temperatures for all of the state and above normal precipitation for all but southeast NY.

The abnormally dry area is persisting in southeast NY with a formation of Moderate Drought in and surrounding Ulster and Orange counties.

Maps of 8-14 day outlooks:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

National Weather Service watch/warnings map:
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/hq/

NRCC Drought Page which features the US Drought Monitor map (updated every Thursday):
http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu/page_drought.html

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Capital Area Ag Report – October 2014

The Capital Area Ag Report for October 2014 is now available online. Inside this Issue:

Announcements
FYI
Minimum Wage Update
Crop Insurance & Cover Crops
Understanding the Economics of Tile Drainage

Click here for the issue in PDF format.

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Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report – October 3, 2014

The latest edition of the Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report is available through the Oneida County Cooperative Extension’s website.

From Jeff Miller, Ag Program Leader, CCE  Oneida County

Initial reports of corn silage yields are very encouraging with yields being reported at 25 ton/ac. Also first report on soybean yield is 60 bu/ac at 13.5% moisture for a group 1.1

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