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September 30, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Farmer Grants Available

Northeast SARE Farmer Grants are for commercial producers who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique. A technical advisor–often an extension agent, crop consultant, or other service professional–must also be involved. Projects should seek results other farmers can use, and all projects must have the potential to add to our knowledge about effective sustainable practices.  To apply, visit http://www.nesare.org/Grants/Get-a-Grant/Farmer-Grant.

September 26, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report – September 26, 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

Not gaining much in heat units the past two weeks  74 and 67 GDDs.

Frost on September 19th with localized damage in low and high elevations in the southern part of the county and more broadly above Remsen.

Dry matter event on the 19th 8 samples moisture of corn silage 71-75%.

September 26, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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Delaware County Corn Dry Down Results – 9/25/2014

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 South Kortright on Thursday, 9/25.   Ear maturity was on the average more advanced than last week, but dry matter was still below suggested levels for harvest on all the samples we tested.  Leaf disease was more prevalent this week, with all samples having at least some evidence of disease.

Two pairs of samples in the table below are from the same field; the town of Meredith field marked with ɫ is the only filed tested both weeks, the town of Stamford field marked with * was sampled in a gravely area and a loamy area.  Both pairs of samples had differences in maturity, disease rating, and DM.

Remember, 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.

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September 25, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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New York State Weekly Weather Outlook – September 25, 2014

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

GDD_Sep24Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 6 degrees below normal for most areas. Precipitation ranged from a trace to an 1 inch.  Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 10 to 70.

Warm & Sunny!

Low pressure moving up the coast will bring showers and possibly some scattered thunderstorms to southeast NY, the rest of the state will stay dry and partly sunny.  Temperatures will range from mid-60’s to mid 70’s.   Overnight temperatures will be in the low 40’s to low 50’s.

Friday will be sunny and dry with highs throughout the 70’s.  Low temperatures will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.

Saturday will be sunny with highs in the 70’s with some areas possibly reaching 80.  Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 40’s to low 50’s.

Sunday will be sunny with temperatures in the 70’s and some low 80’s.  Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 40’s to mid 50’s.

Monday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s with a slight chance of showers. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s with scattered showers possible.  Lows will be in the 50’s.

Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid to upper 60’s with scattered showers.  Lows will be in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.

The five-day precipitation amounts will taper from around 1” in extreme southeast NY to nothing in the Central Lakes/Northern Plateau and beyond.

The 8-14 day outlook (Oct 2-8) is showing above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for all but eastern NY.

October and Oct/Nov/Dec outlooks are showing above normal temperatures, no indication for 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

September 22, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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To make it easier to find posts, events, or stories specific to a region or county, each regional/county post will be tagged so that you may select just that region/county under the categories list (beginning with posts from August 1st, 2014 or later).

September 22, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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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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September 19, 2014
by Cornell Field Crops
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The Capital Area Ag Report for September 11, 2014 is now available online. This issue focuses on harvesting corn silage and soybeans.  Click here for the issue in PDF format.

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

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      • 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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