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July 31, 2017
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Oneida County Weekly Crop Report – 7/28/2017

PLH numbers have softened a bit…. Growers harvested and some fields were treated.

Soy bean aphid numbers remain low in most fields.

Big flight of western bean cutworm  identified in southern Oneida county.

Wheat harvest continues with good reports on both yield and quality.

Oat crop is starting to turn

Early planted corn fields are tasseling

Many soybeans are at full flower.

Some growers are preparing fields for summer seedings.

See the full Crop Report for more details.

Jeffrey J. Miller
Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Ag Program Leader
Agronomist
315-269-5599
jjm14@cornell.edu
121 Second St., Oriskany, NY 13424

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June 30, 2017
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Oneida County Scouting Report – June 30, 2017

This week’s crop report (PDF).

The main issue is potato leaf hopper numbers over threshold in heavy alfalfa fields.
 
The second major issue is the potential for DON in wheat this year. Setting combines to blow out infected kernels and sampling for DON analysis.

Many soybean fields will need herbicide application soon

Many corn fields will need to be side dressed with N soon.

Jeffrey J. Miller
Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Ag Program Leader
Agronomist
315-269-5599
jjm14@cornell.edu
121 Second St., Oriskany, NY 13424

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June 23, 2017
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Oneida County Scouting Report – June 23, 2017

Jeffrey J. Miller – Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County
Ag Program Leader, Agronomist

Check your alfalfa fields, especially new seedings for Potato leaf hopper. I have found that many fields are over threshold.

Wheat growers… prime time to look at wheat heads in your fields for fusarium.

Download this week’s crop report.

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October 3, 2014
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Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report – October 3, 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

Initial reports of corn silage yields are very encouraging with yields being reported at 25 ton/ac. Also first report on soybean yield is 60 bu/ac at 13.5% moisture for a group 1.1

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October 2, 2014
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Silage Harvest Begins on Select Fields

From Jeff Miller, Ag Program Leader, CCE Oneida County

John Brouillette, Mycogen, tested 8 samples of green chop corn on Friday September 19th as part of a silage dry matter workshop we held at Jacob Soltzfus’s Farm. The range of moisture was from 71-75%. John said that he has seen a dry down rate of about 3% per week, a little less than the standard 0.5%/day dry down we normally experience probably due to the cooler temperatures. These were comments he made on the 19th before this 11 days of 70s+ high temps and dry weather.  So if we actually achieved the 0.5%/day dry down for the past 11 days, the silage that was tested would now be 65.5 -69.5, perfect for bunks and closing in on the range for upright silo storage.

It’s time to grab some samples from fields to see whether some of your fields are ready to harvest.

Remember to harvest 10 representative stalks at the height you will be chopping at and run it through your chopper (safely) or through a tree chipper, if you have one. Weigh and microwave right away or put in sealed plastic bag in fridge until you have the time to dry it down.

Or you can bring your sample to your local CCE office, and we can process it and give you your dry matter. Just call ahead to ensure that someone will be available to process the sample.

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October 2, 2014
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Soybean Harvest of Select Fields

From Jeff Miller, Ag Program Leader, CCE Oneida County

IMG_0007Time to start inspecting soybean fields. We have had some dry weather for the past 7-10 days, and some of your fields may be ready for harvest.

These pictures were taken in Westmoreland on the 29th of September.

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September 26, 2014
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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%.

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September 12, 2014
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The latest edition of the Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report is available through the Oneida County Cooperative Extension’s website.

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August 29, 2014
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The latest edition of the Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report is available through the Oneida County Cooperative Extension’s website.

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August 21, 2014
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Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report – August 21, 2014

The latest edition of the Oneida County Weekly Scouting Report is available through the Oneida County Cooperative Extension’s website.  Notes from Jeff Miller:

The main issue is the increasing numbers of aphids in local soybean stands. Some stands hit 300-400 per plant this week which is over the published threshold. These fields are at R4 beginning seed so the plants are sending most of their resources to the developing seeds.

I heard reports from the western part of the state that they are seeing not only lady bugs and other predators.. they are seeing the fungal disease attacking aphids now. Their numbers are in decline I believe we will have the same results soon.

With the soybean heights (42-52” tall) and bushiness of many stands… there would be significant damage from sprayers so I have suggested to continue to scout soybean fields and be ready to call for insecticide if you continue to see increasing numbers of aphids and start to see the health of the plants start to decline.

 

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