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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 Linda Risewick.

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

March 5, 2018 (PDF; 3489KB)

February 1, 2018 (PDF; 3706KB)

January 2, 2018 (PDF; 3364KB)

December 1, 2017 (PDF; 2762KB)

November 1, 2017 (PDF; 2584KB)

October 2, 2017 (PDF; 2823KB)

September 5, 2017 (PDF; 3361KB)

August 1, 2017 (PDF; 3133KB)

July 3, 2017 (PDF; 2770KB)

June 1, 2017 (PDF; 2432KB)

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 10, 2018 (PDF; 1229KB)

Soybean Disease, Cover Crops, Gibberella Ear Rot

August 24, 2018 (PDF; 1603KB)

Corn, Winter Wheat, Soybean

August 10, 2018 (PDF; 987KB)

soybean diseases, white mold, fusarium wilt

July 27, 2018 (PDF; 786KB)

Waterhemp, Corn Rootworm, Flea Beetle

July 13, 2018 (PDF; 531KB)

Spider Mites, Pea Aphid, Potato Leafhoppers

June 29, 2018 (PDF; 1045KB)

Japanese Beetles, Interseed, Armyworms

June 15, 2018 (PDF; 697KB)

Cover Crops, Corn Herbicides, Interseeding

June 1, 2018 (PDF; 483KB)

Winter Wheat, Cereal Leaf Beetles, Potato Leafhoppers

May 18, 2018 (PDF; 571KB)

Alfalfa, Herbicides on Wheat, Triticale Forage

May 3, 2018 (PDF; 276KB)

Wheat Yield Contest

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

Mortality Disposal: Looking for Solutions Roundtable Event

September 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Please join Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a round-table to discuss composting and burial rules and guidance, as well as problems and solutions that will encourage new and existing facilities to compost mortalities, explore incineration, digestion and any other disposal ideas that protect human, livestock and environmental health.

September 28, 2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wyoming County Ag and Business Center, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569. The meeting will be held in Learning Center Room #1.
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Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training

October 26 - November 9, 2018
Two-day program, held two weeks apart: Oct 26th and Nov 9th, each meet at 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY are holding a two-day Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training at several locations in October and November.  
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2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

December 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
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.
More info to come regarding the 2018 Seminar...check back soon!

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Announcements

Harvest Strategies and Forage Quality Monitoring for Corn Silage

A great deal of time is spent on the basics of an optimum corn silage harvest. This time is justified as these steps are critical to a successful harvest, where the decisions made during a very short time period impact the farm's production performance and economics for the upcoming year. These important decisions include harvesting at the proper dry matter, adequate kernel processing, proper length of cut, and proper packing and covering of bunk silos.  The following will cover additional considerations for understanding and managing the forage quality of the crop.  For more information, please visit: https://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/sites/prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/Corn%20Silage%20Harvest.pdf

Webinar: Composting - Animal Mortality - Wed., September 26, 2018 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will provide viewers with an understanding of the principles of successful composting of animal mortality in routine and emergency situations. Mortality composting is a known strategy of the agricultural waste management system. The principles of proper mortality composting will be discussed. Discussions will also include the composting process, trouble shooting techniques, what is considered compost, how properly composting animal mortality impacts bio-security.
Please visit:  http://conservationwebinars.net/


Latest Dairy Market Watch

An educational newsletter to keep producers informed of changing market factors affecting the dairy industry. Dairy Market Watch - July 2018

New Guidance for Mortality Disposal Issued

NYS Department of Ag and Markets has posted guidelines on disposal of livestock carcasses, in response to reports that some rendering companies have halted pickups from farms.

https://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=761&crumb=dairy|1

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