Field Crops

Field CropsField crop production addresses several crops such as corn, soybeans, and small grains throughout the Southwest NY region. We offer programming around pest and disease management, nutrient management, grain production, variety selection, and soil analyses.




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More to Hay Moisture than Fire Risk

Last Modified: June 21, 2022
More to Hay Moisture than Fire Risk

Heat damage and spontaneous combustion risks should always be at the forefront of hay moisture considerations, however, over drying can diminish forage quality. Focusing on baling at optimal moisture levels might be one way forage producers can improve their forage quality.


Myth Busting 8 Common Beliefs About Cover Crops

Last Modified: June 21, 2022
Myth Busting 8 Common Beliefs About Cover Crops

Common cover crop discussions explained further. 


Spring 2022 fertility considerations - PRO DAIRY

Last Modified: May 9, 2022
Spring 2022 fertility considerations - PRO DAIRY

Spring 2022 fertility considerations

Kirsten Workman and Joe Lawrence

Fertilizer prices continue to rise with no relief in the immediate site. With a slowly warming spring 
that has seen snow and wet weather, manure applications in many locations have been delayed. 


First cutting: Resources for success in 2022 - PRO-DAIRY

Last Modified: May 3, 2022
First cutting: Resources for success in 2022 - PRO-DAIRY

First cutting: Resources for success in 2022 - PRO-DAIRY

By Joe Lawrence

First cutting of a perennial hay crop offers the opportunity to capture  high quantity and quality but timely harvest can be met with a number of  obstacles. This fact sheet provides links to several currently available  resources to aid in successful decision making for the upcoming season. 


Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: May 2, 2022
Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

Presentation recording from April 21st, 2022 and supporting resources. 


Maximize fertilizer use efficiency for peak fertilizer prices of 2022

Last Modified: April 25, 2022
Maximize fertilizer use efficiency for peak fertilizer prices of 2022

The Manager - PRO DAIRY  

Kitty O'Neil, Joe Lawrence, Kirsten Workman, and Quirine Ketterings


6 Reasons Why You Might Want to Drag Your Feet to the Carbon Credit Market

Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: April 5, 2022
6 Reasons Why You Might Want to Drag Your Feet to the Carbon Credit Market

For some, selling carbon credits can be a helpful and efficient way to boost/diversify farm income. Especially since most of the practices that are used to sequester carbon also provide added soil health and additional benefits to the farmstead. Now, here are some key considerations and questions that you should consider before jumping right in. 


NYCAMH Holding Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in NWNY from April 7th - May 13th

Last Modified: March 14, 2022
NYCAMH Holding Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in NWNY from April 7th - May 13th

These clinics meet Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requirements for pesticide handlers, including certified private and commercial applicators. They include medical evaluations, respirator fit tests, and WPS - compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal, check, use clean, maintain, and store respirators. To schedule an appointment, growers should contact NYCAMH directly at 800-343-7527 or FitTest@bassett.org.


Tips for Successful Frost Seeding

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: March 1, 2022
Tips for Successful Frost Seeding

Frost seeding is a low input and low disturbance method of improving pastures and hayfields. If potential pitfalls are addressed prior to seed getting on the ground, it can result in a more productive stand. 


The Pros and Cons of Seeding Pasture with Big Box Store Mixes

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: January 27, 2022
The Pros and Cons of Seeding Pasture with Big Box Store Mixes

This year, pasture seed will be in short supply. However, it's not a good idea to plant a mix that you happen across at your local big box or garden supply store. This article shares why.


Spotted Lanternfly is in NYS - Please stay on the lookout for this pest!

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: December 7, 2021
Spotted Lanternfly is in NYS - Please stay on the lookout for this pest!

The Spotted Lanternfly is in NYS, and tends to destroy vineyards, hopyards, orchards, and forests. If you see this insect or it's egg masses in winter (which look like smears of concrete), please contact NYS Ag and Markets or your local extension agent.


USDA Offers Funding to Reimburse Farms Transitioning to Organic Production

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: November 19, 2021
USDA Offers Funding to Reimburse Farms Transitioning to Organic Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $20 million to reimburse agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic and crop and livestock producers who are transitioning to organic for eligible expenses incurred during fiscal years 2020, 2021, and/or 2022.






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