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July 22, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Report – July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013                                                   Volume 12 Number 11

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Northern Corn Leaf Blight. Photo G.C. Bergstrom

In this issue:

  1. View from the Field
  2. Weather Outlook
  3. Partial Alfalfa Field Harvest Increases PLH risks
  4. Western Bean Cutworm Update
  5. Clipboard Checklist
  6. Contact Information 

 

July 22, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – 7/17/2013

Jessica Rennells, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last weeks temperatures ranged from 3 to 6 degrees above normal for most of the state.  Precipitation ranged from a trace to over 1”.  The base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 125-175.

Hot & humid!  A cold front will bring cooler weather for the weekend into next week.  Watch out for severe weather on Saturday!

Thursday will be another hot and humid day with partly sunny skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.  Overnight temperatures will only fall to the upper 60’s and low 70’s.

Friday will be partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 90’s with continued high humidity.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible, especially overnight as the cold front approaches.  Lows will be in the low to mid 70’s.

Saturday will be cooler and less humid with highs in the low to mid 80’s.  Thunderstorms are likely with the passage of the cold front, some being severe.  Saturday night will be in the low to mid 60’s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70’s with a few 80’s in southeast NY.  Lows will be in the upper 50’s to low 60’s.

Monday will be partly sunny with highs in upper 70’s and low 80’s.   Lows will be in the mid to upper 60’s.  Overnight temperatures will be in the low to mid 60’s.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70’s and low 80’s with scattered showers possible.  Lows will be in the low to mid 60’s.

Wednesday temperatures will be in the upper 70’s and low 80’s with scattered showers.  Lows will be in the low to mid 60’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from a tenth of an inch to an inch.

The 8-14 day out look (July 24 – 30) 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

July 15, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Forage Yield Monitor Field Days – Julyl 15 & August 22

Alfalfa Field Day
Monday, July 15th

10am-12pm
Gary Swede Farms
1054 Peoria Rd., Pavilion

Corn Silage Field Day
Thursday, August 22nd
10am-12pm
O’Hara Machinery
1289 Chamberlain Rd., Auburn

Interested in purchasing a new forage harvester with yield monitoring capabilities, but don’t know what the benefits are? Already own the equipment, but want to understand how to use the data? Attend one of these field days to get your questions answered!

Program will include:

  • Importance of yield monitoring
  • Overview of harvester components involved in yield monitoring
  • Information on calibration
  • Farmer experiences

Brought to you by the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP), Agrinetix (ANX), Agricultural Consulting Service (ACS), Gary Swede Farm and other participating farms, John Deer Dealers Z&M Ag and Turf and O’Hara Machinery, with sponsorship from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (NESARE) and USDA-NRCS (Conservation Innovation Grant).

No registration fee. No pre-registration required.

July 12, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Russ Hahn, associate professor of weed science, honored with a Career Service Award

Russ Hahn, Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University

At the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Branch of Crop, Soil and Agronomy Societies of America (NEBCSA), held in Newark, DE, June 24-26, Russ Hahn, associate professor of weed science, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences was honored with a  Career Service Award.

Click here to read more.

July 12, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – 7/11/2013

Jessica Rennells, NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

Last week temperatures ranged from 6 to 9 degrees above normal for most of the state.  Precipitation ranged from a trace to over 2”.  The base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 150-200.

Isolated scattered showers are possible throughout the period, but are expected to be non-severe and precipitation amounts are low.  Overall a nice forecast!

Today will be cooler and less humid with highs in the mid 70’s to low 80’s.  Skies will be partly cloudy with light shower and thunderstorms possible, mostly for the lower Hudson Valley Region.  Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Friday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70’s to low 80’s.  Isolated light showers are possible for eastern areas of the state.  Lows will be in the mid 50’s to low 60’s.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the low to mid 80’s.  Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 50’s to mid 60’s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80’s.  Lows will be in the low to mid 60’s.

Monday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80’s.   Lows will be in the mid to upper 60’s.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 80’s.  Lows will be in the mid to upper 60’s.

Wednesday temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80’s.  Lows will be in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will range from a trace to an inch.

The 8-14 day out look (July 18 – 24) 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

July 10, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Reminder: 2013 Weed Science Field Day July 17

July 17, 2013, 8:30am to 4:30pm

  • H.C. Thompson Research Farm, Freeville, NY, 8:30am to 11:30am (No formal presentation. Plot plan and current research viewing only.)
  • Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, NY,  11:30am to 4:30pm (NYSABA Pork BBQ Luncheon, Field Crop Weed Control Presentation.)

See attached PDF for the full agenda and registration.

For further information contact Mary McKellar: 607-255-2177, mem40 @cornell.edu  or Russ Hahn at 607-255-1759, rrh4@cornell.edu.

July 10, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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Reminder: 2013 Aurora Farm Field Day July 18

FREE and open to all!

Presentation Topics

• Corn and Soybean Planting Date x Seeding Depth Studies

• Foliar Fungicides: Tools for Corn and Soybean Production in NY

• Western Bean Cutworm and other Field Crop Pests of 2013

• Soil Health, Adapt-N and Cover Crop Interseeding for Adaptation and Resilience

• Establishing Cool Season Forage Grasses in Roundup Ready Alfalfa

• Organic Cropping Systems Grain Trial

• Corn Breeding and Variety Testing for New York State

• Nutrient Management Update

 

Registration at 9:00 with Coffee and Donuts (no preregistration)

FREE Lunch will be available at 12:00 noon

 

NYS Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits

Categories 1a, 10, 21, 1.25 credit each


Northeast Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Credits

Nutrient Management: 1.0

Integrated Pest Management: 1.5

Crop Management: 1.5

 

Questions:  Please call (607-255-2177) or email Mary McKellar (mem40@cornell.edu)

July 9, 2013
by mem40@cornell.edu
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2013 Dairy Tours – How Do You Manage Risk?

First dairy tour is this Wednesday, July 10.

Dairy Tour at Hill-Over Farms, July 10, 1 to 3pm

• 84-cow tie-stall grazing herd, managed meticulously
• Retail their own milk at on-farm store & home delivery
• Outsource all their crop work

Please RSVP so we have a tour packet & refreshments for you.  Contact Katie Close (kec98@cornell.edu, 518-925-5806) or Aaron Gabriel (adg12@cornell.edu, 518-380-1496).

Dairy Tour – Landview Farm, July 24, 2013, 1 to 3pm

• Family & non-family partners and a satellite farm
• Soil health, winter forages, one-pass corn planting
• Very efficient heifer barn

Please RSVP so we have a tour packet & refreshments for you.  Contact Katie Close (kec98@cornell.edu, 518-925-5806) or Aaron Gabriel (adg12@cornell.edu, 518-380-1496).

Dairy Tour – Dutch Hollow Farm, August 14, 1 to 3pm

High-quality milk marketed in unique ways.
• Family partners in a Jersey herd focused on breeding
• Market high-quality milk to local name-brand processors
• Experience at fostering good neighbor relations

Please RSVP so we have a tour packet & refreshments for you.  Contact Katie Close (kec98@cornell.edu, 518-925-5806) or Aaron Gabriel (adg12@cornell.edu, 518-380-1496).

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