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August 14, 2017
by Cornell Field Crops
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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report – August 10, 2017

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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July 28, 2017
by Cornell Field Crops
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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report – July 28, 2017

July 20, 2017
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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
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Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
http://blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram/

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July 7, 2017
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Oneida County Weekly Crop Report – July 7, 2017

Potato leaf hopper remains the most important issue for local alfalfa growers.

Some corn fields are approaching v5 stage…..so time for side dress  N applications

Some  RR soybeans are at 3 or 4 weeks after planting so time for roundup applications.

Wheat growers are preparing for harvest. Samples need to be taken this year and tested for DON.

See 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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July 7, 2017
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NYS IPM Weekly Field Crops Pest Report, July 7, 2017

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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