Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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  • Farm Business Management
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  • 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.


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  • Relevant Event

    Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    January 9, 2020
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Waterloo, NY

    Most Recent Pests Content

    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.





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    Upcoming Events

    Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

    July 18, 2019
    7:00-9:00pm
    Batavia, NY

    After the day's work is done, come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab:
    • Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics
    • Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management

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    Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    July 23, 2019
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Waterloo, NY

    Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
    • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
    • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
    • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

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    Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

    July 29, 2019
    12:45 - 4 pm
    Waterloo, NY

    Join the Finger Lakes Graziers on a pasture walk and learn about soil health. 
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    Announcements

    USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 ? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool - developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

    The 2018 Farm Bill authorized
    DMC, a voluntary risk management program that offers financial protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. It replaces the program previously known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Sign up for this USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) program opens on June 17.

    "With sign-up for the
    DMC program just weeks away, we encourage producers to use this new support tool to help make decisions on participation in the program," Secretary Perdue said. "Dairy producers have faced tough challenges over the years, but the DMC program should help producers better weather the ups and downs in the industry."

    The University of Wisconsin launched the decision support tool in cooperation with FSA and funded through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Office of the Chief Economist. The tool was designed to help producers determine the level of coverage under a variety of conditions that will provide them with the strongest financial safety net. It allows farmers to simplify their coverage level selection by combining operation data and other key variables to calculate coverage needs based on price projections.

    The decision tool assists producers with calculating total premiums costs and administrative fees associated with participation in
    DMC. It also forecasts payments that will be made during the coverage year.

    "
    The new Dairy Margin Coverage program offers very appealing options for all dairy farmers to reduce their net income risk due to volatility in milk or feed prices," said Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, Madison. "Higher coverage levels, monthly payments, and more flexible production coverage options are especially helpful for the sizable majority of farms who can cover much of their milk production with the new five million pound maximum for Tier 1 premiums. This program deserves the careful consideration of all dairy farmers."

    For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For
    DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center. To locate your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.


    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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