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June 18, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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NYCSGA Announces Soybean Marketing 1010 Workshops

NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association Announces
“Soybean Marketing 101” Workshops
Workshops designed to help new soybean farmers with grain contracting
Includes a free meal!
One lucky attendee at each session will win an Ipad Mini!

The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association (NYCSGA) will be hosting “Soybean Marketing 101” workshops in Eastern and Northern New York in late July. The workshops are designed to help growers new to the soybean industry with grain contracting and purchasing crop insurance while under contract.

The first meeting will be Wednesday, July 24 at the Carolina House, 59 Broad St. (Route 9) in Kinderhook from 6- 8:30 pm. Attendance includes complimentary dinner and a chance to win an Ipad mini.

The second workshop will take place Thursday, July 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn off Arsenal St. in Watertown from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Attendance at this workshop will include complimentary lunch and  a chance to also win an Ipad mini.

NYCSGA has lined up two grain marketing experts as presenters, Karen Thorp, of DeLong Grain Company and Jeremy Forrett of Crop Growers, Farm Credit East. Karen will cover the benefits of grain contracting and how it can improve a farm operation’s bottom line, while Jeremy present how forward contracting and crop insurance work together.

Attendees must RSVP by Friday, July 19th to Julia Robbins, juliacrobbins@gmail.com or 315-583-5296.

Attendance at a “Soybean Marketing 101” meeting will also include a complimentary ticket to the NYCSGA Summer Crop Tour, Tuesday Aug. 13 at the Du Mond Farm in Union Springs.
“Soybean Marketing 101” workshops are co-sponsored by the American Soybean Association and AgCo.

June 18, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Soybean Integrated pest Managment Field Meeting Series

Insects, Weeds, and Disease

Learn to identify and control soybean pests

 from planting to harvest.

Thursday, June 20, 1—3pm, at Gibson Farm, (Ellers family),

3903 Route 21, Stuyvesant. IPM and seedling pests.

 

July 18, 1 – 3 pm, at Lo-nan Farms, at a Claverack field.

Location TBA.  Mid-season IPM.

 

Friday, August 9, 1 – 3 pm, at Langdonhurst Farms, 1601 Route

7A, Copake.  Late-season IPM.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 1 – 3 pm, at Stone House Farm,

3169 Route 9, Hudson. Pre-harvest IPM.

 

Lead by Ken Wise, CCE IPM Specialist & Aaron Gabriel, CCE Agronomist. 2 pesticide re-certification credits.

No charge, but please call for a head count,

Aaron Gabriel, 518-380-1496, adg12@cornell.edu.

Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program
Serving Albany, Columbia, Greene, Schenectady and Washington Counties

 

June 18, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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New Cooperative Extension Field Crops Specialist at Work in St. Lawrence County

North Country Now
June 14, 2013

Kitty O’Neil has begun working with farmers in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties as the new regional field crops and soils specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

O’Neil grew up on a dairy farm in Cayuga County. She holds an animal science degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in forages and dairy nutrition from Michigan State.

Click here for the full article.

June 18, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report, June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013                                                          Volume 12 Number 8

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New! Tweeter: NYS IPM Field Crops Twitter

Click here for the latest issue.

In this issue:

  1. View from the Field
  2. Weather Outlook
  3. How to Recognize Scab (Fusarium head blight) on Wheat
  4. Fusarium Head Blight Update
  5. Growing Degree Days
  6. Clipboard Checklist
  7. Coming Events
  8. Contact Information 

 

June 13, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – June 13, 2013

Jessica Rennells, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures ranged from normal to 6 degrees below normal.  Precipitation ranged from 1 to over 4 inches, with the highest amounts in the Catskills/Lower Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions.  The base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 50-75 for most of the state, 25-50 in parts of the Adirondacks.

Heavy rain Thurs – Thurs night.

Today will be cool and rainy as a surface low moves through.  Temperatures will be below normal, in the 60’s.  Rainfall will be heavy in central and southern NY.  Flood watches have been issued by the National Weather Service.  Overnight temperatures will be in the low to mid 50’s with continued showers.

Friday will be partly sunny with rain remaining early and gradually clearing from West to East.  Afternoon thunderstorms are possible. Temperatures will be in the upper 60’s to mid 70’s.  Friday night will be in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and dry with highs in the low to mid 70’s.  Lows will be in the low to mid 50’s.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs throughout the 70’s and showers and thunderstorms possible as another system moves into the area.  Lows will be in the low to mid 60’s.

Monday’s temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70’s with showers and thunderstorms possible.  Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 50’s to low 60’s.

Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 70’s with rain possible.  Lows will be in the upper 50’s and low 60’s.

Wednesday high pressure will return and bring sunny skies and temperatures throughout the 70’s. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from 1/4” to 3”.  The highest amounts are expected in the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions.

The 8-14 day out look (June 19 – June 25) is showing normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

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

 

June 13, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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New Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credit Online Modules on Herbicide Resistance Now Available!

Current Status of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds (above image) is one of five new online modules on herbicide resistance available through the PMEP Distance Learning Center.

Five new courses on herbicide resistance are now available online through the PMEP Distance Learning Center. Each course qualifies for New York pesticide applicator recertification credits. There is a small fee to take each course.

The online courses include: 1) Current Status of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds (0.5 credits),  2) How Herbicides Work (1.0 credits), 3) What is Herbicide Resistance(1.0 credits), 3) Scouting After a Herbicide Application(1.0 credits), 4) Confirming Herbicide Resistance (1.0 credits) and 5) Principles of Managing Herbicide Resistance(1.0 credits).

The online courses were developed by Mary McKellar and Russ Hahn in cooperation with Ron Gardner from lesson modules (Herbicide Resistant Weeds) originally created by the Weed Science Society of America. The development of the online courses was supported through funding from the NYS IPM Program.

June 13, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Fusarium Head Blight Update – June 12, 2013

Gary Bergstrom, Extension Plant Pathologist, Cornell University

For any New York grower whose winter wheat or barley is in the early stages of flowering, please note that the Fusarium Risk Assessment Tool (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu/) is now projecting a moderate or even severe risk of a Fusarium head blight epidemic in many areas of the state.   The application window in which reasonable FHB suppression can be expected from an application of Caramba, Prosaro, or Proline fungicide only extends to 5-6 days from the beginning of flowering (Feekes 10.5 in barley and Feekes 10.5.1 in wheat).  Flowering is completed in most winter cereals in New York.  Attention now shifts to assessing the risk of FHB in spring wheat and barley as these crops approach heading and flowering in the weeks ahead.

June 11, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report, June 11, 2013

 June 11, 2013                                                             Volume 12 Number 7

SUBCRIBE to the NEW! On-Line Version: NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report Online

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In this issue:

  1. View from the Field
  2. Weather  Outlook
  3. Stable Flies attack Dairy Cattle
  4. How to Scout for Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa
  5. Growing Degree Days
  6. Clipboard Checklist
  7. Coming Events
  8. Contact Information 

June 10, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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2013 Small Grains Management Field Day Handouts Now Online

Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Dr. Mark Sorrells and Mike Stanyard discuss growing barley for malt in New York.

Thank you to all the participants that came out to the 2013 Small Grains Management Field Day at the Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY last Thursday. Despite the soggy weather, the program was well attended.

If you were unable to attend or did attend but did not get a handout booklet, they are now online. You can access the 2013 Small Grains Management Field Day Handouts here.

June 7, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Fusarium Head Blight Update – June 6, 2013

Gary Bergstrom, Extension Plant Pathologist, Cornell University

Although some winter wheat fields have yet to initiate flowering, the majority of the New York crop began to flower over the past several days.  The application window in which reasonable FHB suppression can be expected from an application of Caramba, Prosaro, or Proline fungicide only extends to 5-6 days from the beginning of flowering (Feekes 10.5 in barley and Feekes 10.5.1 in wheat).  So spray decisions should be completed soon.  The Fusarium Risk Assessment Tool (http://www.wheatscab.psu.edu/) has consistently projected a low risk of FHB infection through the flowering period in most portions of the state and continues to project low risk into the currently rainy but unseasonably cool period.  Overall, foliar diseases have been of low severity.  The first signs of leaf rust were observed this week and fungal leaf blotches are beginning to be found on leaves in the upper canopy; powdery mildew activity has resumed in some susceptible varieties.

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