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New York State expertise for NEWA tools and resources

Last updated 3/19/19

NEWA offers 23 different fruit and vegetable models and all use real-time weather data to generate research-based crop guidelines for growers in New York State and beyond. Extension specialists across the state provide expertise in different commodity areas and are available to provide management expertise and consultation regarding the utilization of NEWA guidelines on your farm.

Use this guide to locate a fruit or vegetable specialist in your region of New York. Click the hyperlinks to learn more about a specific NEWA model, extension program, or commodity specialist.

NEWA Apple Resources

Apple diseases. Fire blight, apple scab, sooty blotch fly speck.

Apple insects. Apple maggot, codling moth, obliquebanded leafroller, oriental fruit moth, plum curculio, San Jose scale, spotted tentiform leafminer.

Apple management. Blossom thinning, carbohydrate fruit thinning, irrigation modeling.

Affiliation Name
New York State IPM Program Julie Carroll
Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Team Craig Kahlke
Mario Sazo
Tessa Grasswitz
Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Horticulture Team Mike Basedow (northern NY)
Dan Donahue (Hudson Valley)

NEWA Grape resources

Grape diseases. Black rot, phomopsis, powdery mildew, downy mildew.

Grape insects. Grape berry moth

Affiliation Name
Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Tim Weigle (New York State IPM Program)
Jennifer Russo
Andy Muza (Penn State Extension)
Cornell Cooperative Extension Finger Lakes Grape Program Hans Walter-Peterson
Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Horticulture Program Jim Meyers
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Alice Wise

NEWA Vegetable resources

Vegetable diseases. Onion diseases, potato diseases, tomato diseases.

Vegetable insects. Cabbage maggot, onion maggot.

Affiliation Name
New York State IPM Program Abby Seaman
Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Program Elizabeth Buck
Christie Hoepting
Judd Reid
Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Horticulture Program Chuck Bornt
Teresa Rusinek
Maire Ullrich
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Sandra Menasha

 

NEWA is awarded USDA grant to improve website

The NEWA website will soon undergo a significant upgrade funded by a USDA Agricultural Research and Development Program Grant awarded to NYS IPM, which is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) at Cornell University. This $198K grant provides important resources to deploy a website that responds to your device screen size, improves user experience, and adds important data quality measures for the NEWA online decision aid system.

The upcoming web redesign will also integrate capability to provide regional attribution for NEWA partners and weather station owners. It will also link growers to respective partner resources throughout the network for improved IPM decision support. Data quality control of variables such as precipitation, temperature, relative humidity, and solar radiation, coupled with improved communication methods with weather station owners will be built to further improve the reliability of NEWA.

NEWA users in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin will soon have a website experience that provides a new level of continued accuracy and reliability for research-based IPM risk assessments and recommendations.

To download a full press release, visit http://newa.cornell.edu/uploads/documents/2018_USDA_NIFA_NEWA_release.pdf

This work was funded through grant number 2017-70006-27210 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management, Applied Research and Development Program.

NEWA annual reports are available to the public

NEWA publishes a yearly report for stakeholders. These summaries document NEWA IPM extension to New York State growers along with other users served by NEWA partners. NEWA is a program of the New York State IPM Program which is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension.

A complete listing of annual reports is available here:

Click here for a list of NEWA annual reports

Each NEWA report includes an annual summary of the following:

  • operation and maintenance
  • geographic expansion
  • web use statistics
  • outreach
  • existing model upgrades
  • new model development
  • grants, projects, and initiatives
  • publications

Twenty-one NEWA annual reports are available for download, beginning in 1996 when NEWA was established by NYSIPM. Reports are published in January of each year.

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