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Newsletters

Ag Focus is a joint newsletter of the NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team and PRO-DAIRY. It provides readers with information on upcoming meetings, pesticide updates, pest management strategies, cultural practices, marketing ideas and research results from Cornell and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Ag Focus is produced monthly January - December.

To simplify information, brand names of products may be used in this publication. No endorsement is intended, nor is criticism implied of similar products not named.

Every effort has been made to provide correct, complete and up-to-date pesticide recommendations. Changes occur constantly and human errors are still possible. These recommendations are not a substitute for pesticide labeling. Please read the label before applying pesticides.

By law and purpose, Cooperative Extension is dedicated to serving the people on a non-discriminatory basis.

All NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program enrollees receive 12 issues of Ag Focus via email included with their enrollment. For more information, contact Cathy Wallace.

If you are enrolled in the NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, log in (black panel at top of screen) to view current issues of Ag Focus newsletter.

If you are not enrolled in our program, you must enroll to view current issues. 



Archived Ag Focus Newsletters

May 1, 2017 (PDF; 3027KB)

April 1, 2017 (PDF; 3292KB)

March 2, 2017 (PDF; 4081KB)

February 1, 2017 (PDF; 4172KB)

January 3, 2017 (PDF; 2306KB)

December 1, 2016 (PDF; 2416KB)

November 1, 2016 (PDF; 2475KB)

October 3, 2016 (PDF; 3720KB)

September 2, 2016 (PDF; 9813KB)

August 1, 2016 (PDF; 2348KB)

July 1, 2016 (PDF; 3080KB)

June 2, 2016 (PDF; 3041KB)

May 2, 2016 (PDF; 3104KB)

April 1, 2016 (PDF; 2981KB)

March 1, 2016 (PDF; 3318KB)

February 2, 2016 (PDF; 3719KB)

January 4, 2016 (PDF; 4611KB)

December 1, 2015 (PDF; 3153KB)

November 2, 2015 (PDF; 3029KB)

October 1, 2015 (PDF; 2446KB)

September 2, 2015 (PDF; 2745KB)

August 1, 2015 (PDF; 2823KB)

July 1, 2015 (PDF; 2715KB)

June 2, 2015 (PDF; 3021KB)

May 1, 2015 (PDF; 3574KB)

April 1, 2015 (PDF; 2278KB)

March 2, 2015 (PDF; 4932KB)

February 3, 2015 (PDF; 4685KB)

January 6, 2015 (PDF; 4137KB)

December 1, 2014 (PDF; 3594KB)

November 3, 2014 (PDF; 1619KB)

October 1, 2014 (PDF; 2596KB)

September 4, 2014 (PDF; 4031KB)

August 1, 2014 (PDF; 4188KB)

July 1, 2014 (PDF; 8527KB)

June 2, 2014 (PDF; 3315KB)

May 1, 2014 (PDF; 2711KB)

April 1, 2014 (PDF; 2498KB)

March 3, 2014 (PDF; 3300KB)

February 3, 2014 (PDF; 3233KB)

January 7, 2014 (PDF; 2098KB)

December 2, 2013 (PDF; 3186KB)

November 1, 2013 (PDF; 2855KB)

October 1, 2013 (PDF; 1360KB)

September 2, 2013 (PDF; 3266KB)

August 5, 2013 (PDF; 7322KB)

July 8, 2013 (PDF; 1170KB)

June 3, 2013 (PDF; 1931KB)

May 1, 2013 (PDF; 6980KB)

April 1, 2013 (PDF; 2572KB)

March 1, 2013 (PDF; 2278KB)

February 1, 2013 (PDF; 9346KB)

January 2, 2013 (PDF; 6497KB)

December 3, 2012 (PDF; 7594KB)

November 1, 2012 (PDF; 7560KB)

October 1, 2012 (PDF; 2557KB)

September 3, 2012 (PDF; 8232KB)

August 1, 2012 (PDF; 6657KB)

July 2, 2012 (PDF; 5401KB)

June 1, 2012 (PDF; 6437KB)

May 1, 2012 (PDF; 5220KB)

April 2, 2012 (PDF; 3055KB)

March 1, 2012 (PDF; 2565KB)

February 1, 2012 (PDF; 4708KB)

January 2, 2012 (PDF; 2358KB)

December 1, 2011 (PDF; 2540KB)

November 1, 2011 (PDF; 1395KB)

October 3, 2011 (PDF; 1733KB)

September 1, 2011 (PDF; 2282KB)

August 1, 2011 (PDF; 7087KB)

July 1, 2011 (PDF; 3302KB)

June 1, 2011 (PDF; 6429KB)

May 2, 2011 (PDF; 8108KB)

April 1, 2011 (PDF; 2774KB)

March 1, 2011 (PDF; 835KB)

February 1, 2011 (PDF; 1226KB)

January 3, 2011 (PDF; 949KB)


Archived Crop Alerts

September 7, 2017 (PDF; 2113KB)

Red Winter Wheat, Soft White Wheat

August 1, 2017 (PDF; 1522KB)

Soybean Nodulation, Soybean Aphids, Stink Bugs

June 28, 2017 (PDF; 914KB)

Interseeding, Potato Leafhopper, Wheat Harvest Aid

June 15, 2017 (PDF; 2695KB)

Potato Leafhopper, Alfalfa Weevil, Pea Aphid

May 31, 2017 (PDF; 8622KB)

Cereal Leaf Beetle, Armyworm Alert, Black Cutworm Alert

May 17, 2017 (PDF; 1062KB)

Winter Tritcale, Wide Swath Harvest, 1st Cutting Forage

May 5, 2017 (PDF; 1179KB)

Alfalfa Weevil Larva, Leaf Spot, Spring Wheat Disease

March 30, 2017 (PDF; 406KB)

Manure storage optio

October 17, 2016 (PDF; 795KB)

Marestail Control, Weed Control Wheat, Alfalfa Stand Assess

September 9, 2016 (PDF; 812KB)

Corn Silage Harvest, Forage Inventory, Harvest Management

July 28, 2016 (PDF; 877KB)

Corn Rootworm (CRW), Pea Aphids, Flea Beetle

July 13, 2016 (PDF; 957KB)

Potassium Deficienci, Spider Mite Injury, Grasshoppers

June 29, 2016 (PDF; 1114KB)

Japanese Beetles, 2-Spotted Spider Mit, Armyworms

June 15, 2016 (PDF; 1017KB)

Cereal Leaf Beetle, Armyworms in Corn, Cutworm in Corn

June 14, 2016 (PDF; 0KB)

June 3, 2016 (PDF; 893KB)

Winter Wheat Pollina, Stripe Rust, Alfalfa Weevil Feedi

May 20, 2016 (PDF; 774KB)

Wheat/Barley Update, Hay Harvest, Alfalfa Weevil

May 6, 2016 (PDF; 720KB)

Soybeans, Wheat, Triticale Forage

March 23, 2016 (PDF; 1329KB)

Wheat, Precision Ag Day

September 18, 2015 (PDF; 984KB)

Winter Wheat, Stalk Rots in Corn, Weed Problems

September 4, 2015 (PDF; 1161KB)

Corn Silage, Silo Safety, Cover Crops

August 27, 2015 (PDF; 2193KB)

Soil Health

August 21, 2015 (PDF; 2030KB)

Spider Mites, Soybean Aphids, Soybean Diseases

August 14, 2015 (PDF; 133KB)

Soft Red Winter, Soft White Winter, Winter Malting Barle

August 7, 2015 (PDF; 1177KB)

Small Grain Update, Weed Control, Cover Crops

July 29, 2015 (PDF; 1677KB)

Grain Corn, Soybean Yield Contes

July 24, 2015 (PDF; 1461KB)

Wheat Update, Soybean Nodulation, Corn Diseases

July 10, 2015 (PDF; 1449KB)

Wheat/Malting Barley, Soybean Update, White Mold Mushrooms

June 26, 2015 (PDF; 1048KB)

Vomitoxin, Grasshoppers, Wheat Harvest Aid

June 11, 2015 (PDF; 715KB)

Soybean Aphids, Fusarium Head Scab, Potato Leafhoppers

June 5, 2015 (PDF; 719KB)

Slugs, Millipedes, Wheat is Flowering

May 29, 2015 (PDF; 1501KB)

Winter Wheat, Barley, Frost Damage, Black Cutworm

May 22, 2015 (PDF; 1034KB)

Wheat Rust, Cereal Leaf Beetle, Black Cutworm

May 15, 2015 (PDF; 472KB)

Triticale Forage, Wheat Update, Alfalfa Update

April 30, 2015 (PDF; 414KB)

Wheat Weeds, Cutworm & Armyworm, Nitrogen Grass

March 27, 2015 (PDF; 472KB)

Nitrogen Wheat, Cover Crops Control, Manure Advisory

March 18, 2015 (PDF; 418KB)

Wheat Alfalfa, Early Nitrogen, Frost Seeding

September 19, 2014 (PDF; 478KB)

Corn Silage Harvest, Soybean Harvest Aids, Winter Wheat Barley

August 21, 2014 (PDF; 439KB)

Immature Corn, Wheat Variety Plant, Soybean Aphids Mold

August 8, 2014 (PDF; 439KB)

Corn Diseases, Cover Crops Alfalfa, Drones

July 30, 2014 (PDF; 666KB)

Corn Soybeans Aphids, Fungicide White Mold, Yield Contest

July 9, 2014 (PDF; 535KB)

Harvest Wheat Oats, Late Corn Nitrogen, Soybeans Cover Crops

June 20, 2014 (PDF; 502KB)

Corn Nitrogen Weeds, Soybeans Buckwheat, Barley Fungicides

May 31, 2014 (PDF; 579KB)

Slugs Corn Soybeans, Wheat Barley FHB DON, Planters & Tillage

May 23, 2014 (PDF; 496KB)

Triticale Haylage, Cereal Leaf Beetle, Alfalfa Weevils

May 16, 2014 (PDF; 464KB)

Triticale Harvest, Haylage Corn Safety, Fungicide Resistance

May 8, 2014 (PDF; 487KB)

Wheat Nitrogen, Powdery Mildew, Barley Winterkill

April 25, 2014 (PDF; 424KB)

Weeds in Wheat, Planting Fertility, First Forage Harvest

April 17, 2014 (PDF; 427KB)

Tiller Counts Wheat, Delayed Planting, Potassium Oat Barley

April 12, 2014 (PDF; 408KB)

Wheat Nitrogen, Triticale Nitrogen, Custom Rates

April 5, 2014 (PDF; 485KB)

Burndown Herbicide, Wet Soil, Small Grains Haylage

March 26, 2014 (PDF; 420KB)

Small Grain Nitrogen, Frost Seeding

March 7, 2014 (PDF; 452KB)

Winter Injury, Bt Table, Small Grain Nitrogen

October 11, 2013 (PDF; 511KB)

Gypsum Manure Fumes, Oct Plant Sm Grains, Silage Harvest



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Upcoming Events

Feed Dealer's Meeting

December 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

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Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017 "Rising Above the Challenges"

December 6 - December 7, 2017

East Syracuse, NY

Registration Now Open!


Click here to view a video highlighting the excellent programming you can expect at Calf & Heifer Congress!

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Navigating the Ag Labor Maze

December 7, 2017
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Do you hire, or are considering hiring, migrant or foreign-born labor? Do you want to improve your skills in supervising employees who come from diffeent cultures, especially workers from Mexico and Central America?

This workshop is for you!

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Announcements

NMPF Recommends Dairies DO NOT report air emissions just yet

By: Karl Czymmek and Curt Gooch

Based on new information from NMPF, producers SHOULD NOT report before next Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 

NMPF indicates that this action is unrelated to the deadline extension request that is under legal review. We will pass on new information about the possible extension as it becomes available, probably sometime next week.

EPA has released the following statement:

“Farms with continuous releases must submit their initial continuous release notification starting on November 15, 2017.

Due to the potential for large call volumes to the National Response Center (NRC), we are establishing an email option for initial continuous release notifications. The system should be available by November 15, 2017.


Farm owners/operators may use the email option once it is available, rather than calling the NRC. This expedited option will allow one email notification for owners/operators with multiple farms.”


Late yesterday afternoon, PRO-DAIRY staff spoke with NMPF legal counsel. There is a lot going on to address a range of concerns generated by EPA’s emission reporting deadline under CERCLA that was announced on 10-26-17. EPA has filed a motion requesting that the court extend the stay on its mandate to end the 2008 exemption, which will trigger the reporting requirement. Specifically, the court asked for the November 15, 2017 deadline to be extended at least through January 17, 2018 to give EPA a chance to submit its interpretation that EPCRA 304 reporting is not necessary to a rulemaking process and to allow it to refine the CERCLA reporting form. This will also give farms time to understand the reporting requirements. For this reason, NMPF recommends that farms do NOT call the National Response Center (NRC) at least until November 15 and, then only if the court does not extend the deadline. Reportedly, some dairy farms in the US have called and this has prompted unannounced response by police and/or fire departments.

In the meantime, farms can discuss an approach with legal counsel and may consider an estimation tool to use when the time comes. EPA has indicated that a good faith estimate of emissions includes use of a range of methods or tools. EPA has provided, and NMPF also supports, using the emissions estimation factors for ammonia and hydrogen sulfide that are found on the last page of the document at the Dairy Operation" Continuous Release Report Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) link.

Using the high daily emissions factor from the link above, it would take 1,428 cows to trigger the 100 pounds of ammonia threshold. The advantage of the document is ease of use (one high and low threshold factor for total herd count) and it also includes an emissions factor for hydrogen sulfide. Depending on farm goals and risk assessment, producers may consider estimating ammonia emissions by using the University of Nebraska worksheet (also provided on the EPA website), or the PRO-DAIRY dairy specific ammonia worksheet based on the University of Nebraska tool.

When we last visited the hydrogen sulfide emissions topic in 2009, we concluded that it would take several thousand cows to trigger the 100 pound daily emission threshold. As a result, in any situation we can imagine, ammonia emissions should trigger the reporting threshold well before hydrogen sulfide. 


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