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Crop Alert

Mike Stanyard, Team Leader, Field Crops
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 27, 2018
Crop Alert

Timely observations, information and control strategies for managing pests and conditions in your fields.

July 27, Crop Alert: This week's Crop Alert discusses It is Time to Scout for Western Bean Cutworm Egg Masses, Soybean Aphid Update, Waterhemp Rearing Its Head, Corn Rootworm (CRW) and the Red Headed Flea Beetle.

July 13, 2018 Crop Alert: This week's Crop Alert discusses Western Bean Cutworm scouting, Start looking for Armyworms, Soybean Aphids and Spider Mites are Here, Pea Aphid/Potato Leafhopper for 3rd Cut Regrowth and The upcoming Grain Gurus Twilight Tour.

June 29, 2018 Crop Alert: This week's Crop Alert discusses Wheat Harvest Aids, Japanese Beetles have Emerged, 2nd Generation Armyworms, possible concerns, Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans: Prevent Off-Target Drift, There is still time to Interseed and it's time for the Corn and Soybean Yield Contest!

June 15, 2018 Crop Alert:This week's Crop Alert discusses Soybean Aphid Scouting, Maximum Corn Growth Stage for Postemergence Herbicide Application, Interseeding Cover Crops, Corn Herbicides & Interseeding, plus 2 upcoming events: Tag Team for Soil Health & Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour.

For previous bulletins see the Archived Crop Alerts on our Newsletter page.


To receive text alerts when a new Crop Alert email Mike Stanyard at mjs88@cornell.edu.










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Upcoming Events

English Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30 pm

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Margaret Quaassdorff & Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialists
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

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Spanish Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 22, 2020
12:30 pm

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

Estr?s por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Se?ales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo
22 de julio del 2020 a las12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Especialista en Vacas Lecheras 
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo.  Participe en el webinar aqu?.

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Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  
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Announcements

Dialing Into Your Best Dairy - * New Podcast Series *

Dialing Into Your Best Dairy
A Podcast Series​
Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Dairy Specialists and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Episodes in this series will discuss management practices and tips to reach your herd's full genetic potential. In 8 episodes, PRO-DAIRY and CCE Dairy Specialists will discuss the different life stages of the dairy cow, including raising calves through the milk phase and weaning; managing weaned heifers up to freshening; making decisions about which replacements to keep including talking about inventory, disease prevention, and culling decisions; feeding and nutrition management during lactation; facilities, time management, and ventilation considerations throughout lactation; and management factors around reproduction, gestation, and the dry period.

COVID-19 Forward NY Safety Plans Required and Reduce Risk

Essential agricultural businesses including those who have remained open during the current pandemic need to have a Forward NY Safety Plan in place. The plan outlines how your business is going to keep employees and customers safe as New York re-opens for business. Each plan must include 3 key elements:
  • People: that's your family, employees, customers, delivery people and consultants who interact at your business and the way your business will help to maintain social distance among those people.
  • Place: addresses the environment in which you do business, share tools and equipment, receive supplies, and make sales of your product. This section deals with protective equipment, cleaning and hygiene, and communication of how your business plans reduce the chances of spreading the virus among people.
  • Process: focuses on mandatory health screening, contact tracing and disinfection. How will you screen employees to reduce the chances of sick people entering the work place? Your plan for contact tracing explains how your business will gather required information about everyone who visits your business. This list would be used by local health authorities to trace all contacts if someone at your business were to be confirmed positive for COVID-19. Your process also defines how you will disinfect contaminated areas should someone who has been in direct contact with your business test positive for the virus.
A Team of Extension Professionals from across New York have developed resources to help your farm business meet this mandate and reduce the risk to your business for failure to protect your people. The resources can be accessed at the Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development website: https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/ny-forward-business-safety-plan/. They include: an introductory video, fillable templates for using to write plans based upon the NYS Forward NY Safety Plan Template, color coded examples and considerations to follow while completing the template, a step by step guide to accessing and using the template documents and information about webinars and recording of the same for producers with different types of businesses.    


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