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Regional Teams Invaluable to Local Farmers

Cooperative Extension regional agriculture programs are the result of unique partnerships that provide opportunities to commercial producers beyond their individual counties’ borders. These ag teams present educational programs on a wide variety of topics, consult with commercial farmers and producers in a timely manner on specific technical issues, provide on-site visits when necessary and provide assitance to beginning farmers in addition to those making production changes.

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Emergency responder information on pesticide spills and accidents: CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

For pesticide information: National Pesticide Information Center: 800-858-7378

To Report Oil and Hazardous Material Spills in New York State: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response - 800-457-7362 (in NYS), 518-457-7362 (outside NYS)

Poison Control Centers: Poison Control Centers nationwide: 800-222-1222  If you are unable to reach a Poison Control Center or obtain the information your doctor needs, the office of the NYS Pesticide Coordi-nator at Cornell University, 607-255-1866, may be able to assist you in obtaining such information.

 

Useful Links

Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Growers: Up to date recommendations by crop.

Home Gardening resources for flowers, vegetables, and more.

Cornell Maple Program: learn about maple research and extension. Locate local maple producers.

Organic Agriculture at Cornell

Small or Beginning Farms

USDA Fruit & Vegetable Market News

Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation
www.montgomerycountyny-swcd.com

 



Agriculture & Horticulture
Don't be a Heifer Hoarder...
Posted 7/6/2020

Episode 4: “Don’t be a Heifer Hoarder – Heifer Inventory Management” is now available.   

It’s available on Pro-Dairy’s website at the following link: https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/events/podcasts/ 

Lots of great information to help you manage your herd so that it achieves its genetic potential.

PRO-DAIRY Podcast Series: Dialing Into Your Best Dairy 6/29
Posted 6/30/2020
Episode 3: “Heifers and Springers” is now available. Go to our team website at the following link to listen:  https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=1083&crumb=dairy|1
 It’s also available on Pro-Dairy’s website at the following link: https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/events/podcasts/
 Lots of great information to help you manage your herd so that it achieves its genetic potential.
 Dave
Biosecurity for Backyard Poultry
Posted 6/30/2020

Recently there has been an outbreak of salmonella in 42 states and as of June 23, 2020, 465 people have been infected. This is nearly twice the number of illnesses compared to last year’s outbreak. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. All of these cases have been attributed to backyard poultry, with infections coming from baby chicks.

Biosecurity is a practice followed on farms to help ensure everyone stays healthy. It’s important for backyard flocks, too. A system of practices should include a comprehensive approach to cover many aspects for potential disease problems

CCE to offer pesticide applicator training
Posted 6/30/2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) will be offering a virtual training opportunity for agricultural producers to learn more about safely using pesticides on their farm. The CORE Pesticide Training will take place on Tuesday, July 14th from 9am – 10:50am, with a repeated presentation scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st from 6pm – 7:50pm. The cost to register for the training is $20/person, and registration is available by visiting swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php.

Loans available for producers impacted by natural disasters
Posted 6/30/2020

New York agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Saratoga and Washington counties who incurred losses due to excessive strong winds that occurred on May 15, 2020. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due by Feb. 23, 2021.

PRO-DAIRY Podcast Series: Dialing into Your Best Dairy 6/22
Posted 6/30/2020

Dialing into Your Best Dairy Podcast Series with Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

CFAP Program Details
Posted 5/27/2020

 

Greetings!
As many have already heard. President Trump and Secretary Sonny Perdue released the CFAP program details. There will be an informational webinar on 5/27 @ 7pm. This webinar will also welcome the expertise of our local FSA Executive Directors.
For more information on the program visit-
www.farmers.gov
Register for the webinar here:
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__0lH0SIvRyyEin2W-e3qqA?fbclid=IwAR3UOTI0G4twlxbc9dRwo_eMLwD41Odyw4EBWRPUYiJsKGMEzDp-XiZMkxE
 
Thank you!
Nicole L. Tommell
Agricultural Business Management Specialist
CNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team
 315-867-6001
nt375@cornell.edu

 

Checking Back 40 5/22/2020
Posted 5/26/2020

 

Attached the latest Checking the Back 40 but also at:
https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/pdf/cny_newsletter/pdf68_pdf.pdf
 In this issue:
 ·         NYS IPM Field Corn Pheromone Trapping Network for 2020-Caught Moths in Mid-April! (thru mid-May)
·         Also watch for slugs
·         Fusarium head blight commentary on winter barley and wheat: May 22, 2020
 Kevin H Ganoe, MS, CCA
Field Crop Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops
https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/
khg2@cornell.edu
Office: 315-866-7920 X230                   Cell: 315-219-7786                Fax: 315-866-0870
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COVID-19 response:
Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly
General Questions & Links:
https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/
Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions:
https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/
Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions:
http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/
Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources:
https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/
Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:
https://www.nyfarmnet.org/
Cornell Farmworker Program
www.farmworkers.cornell.edu
www.trabajadores.cornell.edu (en espanol)

 

 

 

1st Cutting Monitoring for 2020
Posted 5/21/2020

 

This was the third week of our first cutting monitoring for 2020.
Our alfalfa height increased 4.1 inches over last week a more normal increase than we have had this year.
The average alfalfa height for May 12, 2020 was 9.4 inches.
The average alfalfa height for May 19, 2020 was 13.5 inches.
Twenty-seven fields or 87% may be ready for harvest in the next week if they are 100 percent grass. Even some mixed stands will be ready in the next week.
More details in the attachment
We will continue Tuesdays from now until the end of May.
Kevin H Ganoe, MS, CCA
Field Crop Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops
5657 State Route 5, Herkimer NY 13350
https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/
khg2@cornell.edu
Office: 315-866-7920 X230
Cell: 315-219-7786
Fax: 315-866-0870
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer
 
COVID-19 response:
Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly
General Questions & Links:
https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/
Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions:
https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/
Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions:
http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/
Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources:
https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/
Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:
https://www.nyfarmnet.org/
Cornell Farmworker Program
www.farmworkers.cornell.edu
www.trabajadores.cornell.edu (en espanol)

 

Central NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crop Team Schedule
Posted 4/22/2020

To All of our valued program participants and partners:

The Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will not be conducting any meetings or in person assistance until further notice. All scheduled meetings have been cancelled as we look to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We will continure to monitor the situation and keep in touch with you.

Please see the attached document for a complete copy of this posting, links to services and all of our contact information.

As always, please contact us for more information.


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CNY Dairy Newsletter

September/October 2013

Dairy Producers can find articles in this issue about:

  • The Academy for Dairy Executives
  • NYSERDA Money Available: It’s a Great Deal !!
  • Forage Shortfalls Again?
  • Immature Corn Silage
  • Dairy Acceleration Program

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