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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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  • 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

    Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training **CLASS FULL**

    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 with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristen Reed, Ph.D.

    December 14, 2018
    11:00 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.


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    Corn Congress - Batavia Location

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    January 9, 2019
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Batavia, NY

    Check back periodically for more updates.
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    Announcements

    WNY SOIL HEALTH ALLIANCE WORKSHOP & ANNUAL MEETING 12/19

    Dec 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Rd. Batavia, NY. Kris Nichols will be presenting information on Regenerative Farming Practices and Hands-On Tools for Assessing Soil Health. John Wallace will be presenting Penn State research on Weed Management and Soil Health practices. For more information contact: Dennis Kirby at 585-589-5959. DEC & CCA credits pending. 

    NYS Ag & Markets is interested in hearing from NY dairy farmers

    NYS Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets is interested in hearing from NY dairy farmers regarding the status of the dairy industry and their ideas as to improvements that could be made to various programs and institutions that impact the financial environment of dairy markets.  The survey will remain open until December 3, 2018 The results of the survey will be collected and summarized by staff of the NYSDAM. The survey does not take long to complete.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWC9YH3


    Cornell Small Farms Online Courses are now open for registration!

    There are more than 20 courses to help farmers of all experience levels improve their technical and business skills.
    The full list of courses can be found here: http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/online-courses/


    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 Pro-DAIRY's website.

    Latest Dairy Market Watch

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