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GrainsGrain crops such as corn, soybeans and small grains are grown on over 100,000 acres in the five county area of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben each year.




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Traps being set for black cutworm and armyworm - Watch your fields!

Joshua Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: March 30, 2020
Traps being set for black cutworm and armyworm - Watch your fields!

True armyworm (aka Common armyworm) is a problem in agronomic and turf production systems here in New York. They do not overwinter in New York, but fly north from states to our south in the spring. Armyworm moth migrations are somewhat sporadic, cyclic from year to year, and difficult to predict. We are gearing up to set traps throughout the region to help growers predict the potential risk of armyworm infestation in wheat and corn this spring.


Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us help you!

Joshua Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: March 25, 2020
Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us help you!

Herbicide-resistant weeds are an increasing issue in the United States. Here in NY, we are finding some very problematic species that can cause issues with your farming operation. This is one way Weed Scientists here in the state are looking to monitor these pests.


Still looking for DEC recertification credits? Here is an opportunity for you!

Joshua Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: March 25, 2020
Still looking for DEC recertification credits? Here is an opportunity for you!

Are you interested in obtaining recertification credits for your applicator license? Here's how to obtain points!


NY FarmNet Continues to Offer Free Services - Call 1-800-547-3276

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

Last Modified: March 19, 2020
NY FarmNet Continues to Offer Free Services - Call 1-800-547-3276

NY FarmNet is continuing to support our agricultural producers through free and confidential consultations. 


Corn Diseases in Southwest NY

Joshua Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: February 27, 2020
Corn Diseases in Southwest NY

2019 was a year for many diseases. Here are a few things to keep in mind going into the 2020 growing season!


CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam 2020

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

Last Modified: February 21, 2020
CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam 2020

3.0 pesticide recertification credits in the CORE category have been officially approved for this event. Attend a CORE Pesticide training and register to take your NYSDEC Exam. Participants looking to receive their applicators license must have experience working on their own farm, or through employment on another farm. March 26th - Jamestown. April 2nd - Bath


An Update from SWNYDLFC

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

Last Modified: January 23, 2020
An Update from SWNYDLFC

Since July 1st, 2019, our new program has been busy with on-boarding, needs assessment, educational programming, and getting the chance to meet some of our region's amazing farmers. We've hired four specialists that are on-board and ready to hit the ground running in the specialty areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy Management, and Livestock. We're working with each of our five county associations' Executive Directors, Board of Directors, Program Committees, and Agriculture Program Staff to get to know the region and its programming needs while introducing this collaborative model of dairy, livestock, and field crops outreach.

 


Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest New York

Joshua Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: November 18, 2019
Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest New York

Palmer amaranth is one of the most problematic weed species in the United States. Its biology and ability to become resistant to several classes of herbicides make it very difficult to control in production systems.


The Muddy Boot Weed Seed Dispersal Method

Joshua Putman, Field Crops and Forage Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Last Modified: August 14, 2019
The Muddy Boot Weed Seed Dispersal Method

Tall waterhemp is one of the most problematic weed species throughout the Midwest and has now arrived and spread to eight counties in Upstate New York. Waterhemp can spread from field-to-field and farm-to-farm on equipment, clothing, application equipment, or via water from over flooded ditches and rivers. Following a recent field day event we wanted to demonstrate the amount of weed seed that could travel back with you.

 






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**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Geneseo, NY

EVENT CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, locally. It has been decided to cancel the 2020 Agronomy Scout School that was set to be held on Saturday, April 4th. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID-19 mitigation regulations both in the state and nationwide. Refunds will be made to everyone who paid thus far. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, the NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team.
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Dairy Market Watch Released - March 2020

Dairy Producers - Read this month's commentary from Katelyn Walley-Stoll on the Dairy Market Response to COVID-19 and Early Spring Flush. Dairy Market Watch is an educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. 

NY FarmNet Continues to Offer Free Services - Call 1-800-547-3276

NY FarmNet is continuing to support our agricultural producers through free and confidential consultations. While they are following health and government officials and limiting face-to-face meetings, their consultants are still able to work with farmers and agri-service via phone, email, and webinar. Their hotline will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by a live person. NY FarmNet remains committed to providing technical assistance in farm business management and personal wellbeing to New York's farm community. Their toll-free, confidential hotline number is 1-800-547-3276.

COVID-19 Resources Available Online

Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, and Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY hosted a webinar recently discussing COVID-19 and Your Dairy, which is now available online. You can watch the webinar, and download a PDF of their slide show. You can find other useful resources on the Agricultural Workforce Development Website. These include, Ag & Markets Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations, information on H-2A Visas, Embassy Closures, and Travel Restrictions, and more.

Other useful materials can be found at:

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/

Still looking for DEC recertification credits? Here is an opportunity for you!

The Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team recognize that there are many people seeking recertification credits. If you still need applicator credits, there are online courses available at: http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/. Please note that there is a charge that is dependent on the number of credits assigned to each course. To view the course, you may select the state 'New York' for approved courses OR you can scroll down until you see the section marked 'Current Courses'. The course name, credits, and categories are all listed. Once you select the topic of interest, you will need to login or create an account in which you will be able to revisit again. We are excited that these are available due to the cancelation of recent meetings. If there are any questions, please contact Josh Putman at jap473@cornell.edu or at 716-490-5572 or click here 

Statewide herbicide resistance screening to start in 2020: Help us help you!

Beginning in 2020, a screening effort to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state will begin. This coming summer and fall, growers, crop consultants and allied industry personnel who suspect they have herbicide resistance are encouraged to contact SWNY Field Crops Specialist Josh Putman (jap473@cornell.edu, 716-490-5572) to arrange for weed seed collection. Please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/whatscroppingup/2020/03/23/statewide-herbicide-resistance-screening-to-start-in-2020-help-us-to-help-you/ to find out more. Please share as we are interested to update our database and inform growers of the current resistance situation. For more information, please visit this page!

Online Quality Assurance Trainings for Beef, Sheep, and Pork Are Available!

While in-person certification classes may be postponed for the time being, opportunities to take online certification trainings in sheep, beef, and pork quality assurance are available! The trainings can be accessed by the links, below:

Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance: https://sheepusa.org/researcheducation-onlineeducation-ssqa

Beef Quality Assurance: https://www.bqa.org/bqa-certification/online-bqa-certification

Pork Quality Assurance: Please contact Ashley McFarland (am2876@cornell.edu) directly so that she can set up an online certification for you or your farm.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Livestock Specialist, Amy Barkley, at amb544@cornell.edu or (716) 640-0844.


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