The Capital Area Ag Report – October 5, 2017

Here is this week’s Ag Report: http://bit.ly/2fY9dee

In this issue:
Grain Storage Management

Aaron Gabriel
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy
Cornell Cooperative Extension
415 Lower Main St.
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
518-380-1496 cell
518-746-2560 office
adg12@cornell.edu
www.fieldcrops.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
http://blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram/

 

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The Capital Area Ag Report – August 15, 2017

Here is this week’s Ag Report: The Ag Report, 8-15-2017

Topics in this issue:
Advice for a difficult crop year.
Grain Bin Safety
Winter Rye Varieties
Fall Forages

Aaron Gabriel
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy
Cornell Cooperative Extension
415 Lower Main St.
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
518-380-1496 cell
518-746-2560 office
adg12@cornell.edu
www.fieldcrops.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
http://blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram/

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Capital Area Ag Report – July 20, 2017

This week’s Ag Report will just be this post.  I was in Utah last week for the National Association of Agricultural Agents.  At the tradeshow, they had a “steam generating machine” between the tractor and baler. Out there they have to add moisture to bale alfalfa so it does not crumble from the dryness.  What a contrast to our situation this year!

  • This week I scouted corn for diseases, as part of our fungicide trial.  All the plots were clean.
  • There was one report of armyworm last week.  Check all corn, grass, pastures, and small grain fields for armyworm.  There are spotty infestations in eastern NY.  If grasses do not regrow like normal, check for armyworm eating all the re-growth.
  • Spring barley is ripening, but not yet ready for harvest.  The more I learn about malting barley, the more I realize how tricky this crop can be.  Despite our weather, I have seen no head blight – thanks to timely fungicide applications.
  • Potato leafhopper have been severe since before I left.  Check alfalfa fields.  Adult PLH will migrate to a different field when alfalfa or clover is harvested.  Keep an eye on adjacent fields.
  • I am not sure what advice to give to dry hay growers.  Beef and horse owners are in tough shape since all their hay is still in the field.  Consider having uncut fields harvested for haylage and put in a pile or made into baleage.  If properly fermented, horses can eat haylage, but if the fermentation is bad, they can be quite sensitive.  It is a slight risk.  Also, a machine called the Macerator conditions haycrop after mowing.  It is basically a roller mill that speeds drying.  However, it also softens coarse hay.  So, if we do get any good hay weather, this would be a good machine to use on rank hay.  I only know of one in our area.

Hang in there.

Aaron Gabriel,
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy
Cornell Cooperative Extension
415 Lower Main St.
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
518-380-1496 cell
518-746-2560 ofc
adg12@cornell.edu
 www.fieldcrops.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
http://blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram/

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Capital Area Ag Report – June 28, 2017

Here is this week’s Ag Report, The Ag Report, 6/28/2017

There will be no formal Ag Report for the next couple of weeks.

Topics in this issue:

  • Potato Leafhopper
  • Tall Fescue issues
  • Anthracnose leaf blight
  • Barley pollination

Aaron Gabriel,
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy

Cornell Cooperative Extension
415 Lower Main St.
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
518-380-1496 cell
518-746-2560 ofc
adg12@cornell.edu
 www.fieldcrops.org

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Capital Area Ag Report Supplement

A couple more timely tips for field crop management.  Send me a picture of your crop or pest questions.  Or just give me call or send an email.

Ag Report Supplement, June 16, 2017

  • Wet plus cold has killed lots of corn seedlings in some fields.  Replanting may be needed.  To make a decision, refer to “Estimating Yield and Dollar Returns from Replanting Corn” at https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/pubs/AY-264-W.pdf.
  • June 20th is Cornell’s last date for planting soybeans.  If you do plant after that, go to a higher maturity group (from Group 1 to early Group 2); increase seeding population by 15K to 20K; plant on narrow rows; and control weeds early. (taken from “Crop Alert”, Mike Stanyard)
  • Check out the “Crop Alert” by Mike Stanyard, Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for other timely crop information, at https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/pdf/nwny_crop_alert/pdf54_pdf.pdf.

Aaron Gabriel,
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy

Cornell Cooperative Extension                                     518-380-1496 cell
415 Lower Main St.                                                      518-746-2560 ofc
Hudson Falls, NY 12839                                              adg12@cornell.edu
www.fieldcrops.org

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Capital Area Ag Report – June 14, 2017

Here is this week’s Ag Report – June 14, 2017 Ag Report

Topics in this issue:
Small grain deficiencies & diseases
Potato Leafhopper
Corn development

Aaron Gabriel,
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy

Cornell Cooperative Extension                                     518-380-1496 cell
415 Lower Main St.                                                      518-746-2560 ofc
Hudson Falls, NY 12839                                              adg12@cornell.edu
www.fieldcrops.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
http://blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram/

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Capital Area Weekly Ag Report – May 18, 2017

Here is this week’s Ag Report: The Ag Report

Spring has sprung – haylage is being harvested and the first corn has emerged.

In this issue:
Observations in corn, hay, small grains,  alfalfa.

Aaron Gabriel,
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy

Cornell Cooperative Extension                                     518-380-1496 cell
415 Lower Main St.                                                      518-746-2560 ofc
Hudson Falls, NY 12839                                              adg12@cornell.edu

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Capital Area Weekly Agriculture Report – May 11, 2017

Here is this week’s Ag Report: The Ag Report

Topics in this issue:

  • Alfalfa Weevil
  • When do I harvest Grasses?
  • Corn Planter Closing Wheels

Aaron Gabriel,
Sr. Extension Resource Educator, Agronomy

Cornell Cooperative Extension                                     518-380-1496 cell
415 Lower Main St.                                                      518-746-2560 ofc
Hudson Falls, NY 12839                                              adg12@cornell.edu
www.fieldcrops.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
http://blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram/

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