Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Dairy Management
  • Farm Business Management
  • Field Crops
  • Livestock & Small Farms

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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Pests

PestsNumerous pests affect commercial grain, forage and livestock production in New York. All stages of crop growth may be susceptible to insects, weeds or disease causing pathogens which may result in poor seedling emergence, reduced yields and quality issues. Similarly, livestock are affected by nuisance insects, parasites and diseases both in the barn and out on the pasture. Correct pest identification is a crucial step in developing an integrated pest management program on your farm.

NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Specialists conduct research and educational programs on many important insects, diseases and weeds in New York. While not an exhaustive list, current information on many important crop and livestock pests can be found below. Additional information can be found under the pest categories of Diseases, Insects, and Weeds.


What's Wrong with My Crop?

A diagnosis and educational service
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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, fertility, and current conditions on northwestern NY farms.


    Crop Cam

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

    Last Modified: September 9, 2015
    Crop Cam

    Tune in as the NWNY Teams' Extension agronomists put on their GoPro cameras and head to the field.




    Crop Cam 9-01-15  White Mold in Soybeans, Mike Stanyard in Ontario County.
    Crop Cam 6-17-15  Scouting Soybean Aphids Mike Stanyard in Ontario County.
    Crop Cam 6-05-15  Scouting Black Cutworm in Field Corn Mike Stanyard in Orleans County.
    Crop Cam 5-29-15 Identifying Flowering Stage of Wheat Mike Stanyard in Monroe County.
    Crop Cam 5-15-15 Alfalfa Weevil Larvae Scouting Mike Stanyard in Ontario County.
    Crop Cam 5-14-15 Winter Triticale Forage Harvest Mike Stanyard in Wayne County.
    Crop Cam 4-27-15:Comparing two winter malting barley fields. Bill Verbeten in Niagara County.
    Crop Cam 4-6-15:  Estimating wheat tiller counts per square yard. Mike Stanyard in Ontario County.
    Crop Cam 3-20-15:Evaluating winter malting barley. Bill Verbeten in Niagara County.

    FAQs about Farm Drones

    Bill Verbeten, Field Crops
    Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

    Last Modified: December 22, 2014
    FAQs about Farm Drones

    Have a question about using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) on your farm? Not sure what is and isn't legal for drone use on your land? Check out this PDF for more information.

    Northern Stem Canker in Soybeans

    Bill Verbeten, Field Crops
    Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

    Last Modified: September 19, 2014
    Northern Stem Canker in Soybeans

    Heard about Northern Stem Canker? It's a new disease in New York that's been found in many soybean fields. Download this write-up by Gary Bergstrom and Jaime Cummings discussing Northern Stem Canker in Soybeans.

    Early Season Wheat Management Tips

    Bill Verbeten, Field Crops
    Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

    Last Modified: March 6, 2014
    Early Season Wheat Management Tips

    Need to review early season management of nitrogen, weeds, and fungicides in winter wheat? Check out Mike Stanyard's March 2014 Ag Focus article on this topic.

    Handy Bt Trait Table

    Bill Verbeten, Field Crops
    Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

    Last Modified: March 6, 2014
    Handy Bt Trait Table

    Not sure about which insects your Bt trait is rated to control? Have questions about what refuge requirement is appropriate for your Bt corn variety? Wondering what herbicide tolerances are associated with different Bt hybrids? Check out the "Handy Bt Trait Table" authored by Chris DiFonzo of Michigan State University and Eileen Cullen of University of Wisconsin.

    Abnormal Corn Ears Poster

    Last Modified: January 21, 2014
    Abnormal Corn Ears Poster

    “Check out this poster describing the cause of abnormal corn ears.”

    Apps for Ag

    Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
    Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

    Last Modified: December 20, 2013

    List of some apps for smartphone users.

    Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies

    Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
    Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

    Last Modified: August 30, 2013

    NYS IPM publication to assist dairies and livestock producers with organic pest control options.





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    Upcoming Events

    On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

    May 25, 2022
    June 1, 2022
    June 8, 2022

    A FREE, virtual three part webinar series for dairy producers interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. Our discussion will include market availability and considerations, business planning and goals, interacting with regulatory agencies, planning requirements, and equipment types and layout, audit readiness, compliance training and record keeping.

    Herdsperson Training - Genesee County

    June 7, 2022
    LeRoy, NY

    Registration Now Open! This workshop will teach fresh cow assessment and monitoring practices to recognize and minimize fresh cow metabolic disease rates and improve fresh cow health. This training is in-person and will be offered in both English and Spanish. 

    Herdsperson Training - Ontario County

    June 8, 2022
    Canandaigua , NY

    Registration Now Open! This workshop will teach fresh cow assessment and monitoring practices to recognize and minimize fresh cow metabolic disease rates and improve fresh cow health. This training is in-person and will be offered in both English and Spanish. 

    Announcements

    Poultry Producers - Be on the Lookout for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza!

    After the recent incident of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Long Island, anyone involved with poultry production should review their biosecurity activities to assure the health of their birds.

    Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, has developed a resource sheet to help poultry producers be on the lookout for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

    A shared Box folder has been created to share additional resources as they become available

    3/28/22 - Ban on Fowl Shows and Exhibitions
    With cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza increasing in NYS, Commissioner Ball has issued an order to ban all live fowl shows and exhibitions to help stop the spread. The situation will be re-revaluated at the end of May prior to the upcoming fair season.


    The NWNY Team Blog

    Our goal for this blog is to share with farmers and allied industry professionals, technical and applicable resources regarding all aspects of dairy farming, livestock and small farms, field crops and soils, and topics related to farm business management and precision agriculture.

    The blog will feature Crop Alerts, Dairy Alerts, Bilingual (Spanish) Resources, Upcoming Events and more from our team members. This blog is free for everyone to use, explore and enjoy. When new material is published, subscribers will receive an email notification.

    We hope you enjoy this new platform, and are looking forward to engaging with you in the future!