Delaware County Corn Dry Down Results – 9/18/2014

From Dale Dewing, Watershed Team Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, (607) 865-7090, drd4@cornell.edu

Below are the results of the corn dry down day in Franklin last Thursday.   The conventional wisdom is that the actual moisture, when the whole filed is harvested, will be about two (2) points wetter than what we get with our small samples.  With this in mind there were only a few samples that were close to ready for harvest, depending on the DM you need for your storage method.  We would suggest 32% – 35% DM for a bunk, 34% – 38% for a bag, and 35% – 40% for a tower (the bigger the tower, the dryer).

We found less leaf disease than last year, but you can see there were still a few with significant symptoms.

We will be doing a second Dry Down Day at the Hanselman Farm in South Kortright on Thursday Sept. 25th 10 am – 3 pm.   If you would like some help getting a sample, let us know.

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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report – September 18, 2014

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In this issue:

      • View from the Field
      • Weather Outlook
      • Preventing Weeds Through Pasture Management
      • Alfalfa Snout Beetle in Fall Alfalfa
      • Western Bean Cutworm Update
      • Clipboard Checklist

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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – September 18, 2014

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

GDD_Sep18Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 degrees below normal. Precipitation ranged from less than a quarter of an inch to over 1 inch.  Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 20 to 80.

Frost Advisories, Freeze Watches & Warnings for tonight to Friday morning!

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Today will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from the mid 50’s to low 70’s.  A few scattered light showers are possible. Overnight temperatures will be in the low 30’s to mid 40’s – killing frost is possible!

Friday will be sunny and dry with highs throughout the 60’s.  Low temperatures will be in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.

Saturday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 60’s to upper 70’s, but breezy.  Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and maybe some thunderstorms, highs will be in the low to mid 70’s.  Overnight temperatures will be throughout the 50’s.

Monday will be partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 60’s with showers possible. Overnight temperatures will be throughout the upper 40’s.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.  Lows will be in the 40’s.

Wednesday’s highs will be in the low to mid 60’s.  Lows will be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s.

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

The 8-14 day outlook (Sept 25 – Oct 1) is showing above normal temperatures and normal precipitation.

There is still an abnormally dry area covering part of the Catskills and southern Hudson Valley.

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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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report – September 12, 2014

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In this issue:

      • View from the Field
        - Northern Corn Leaf Blight
        - Soybean Aphids and Western Bean Cutworm
        - Common Smut
        - White mold or Sclerotinia Stem Rot
  • Weather Outlook
  • Western Bean Cutworm Update
  • Clipboard Checklist

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