Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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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: September 7, 2017
    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

    Beef Quality Assurance Training

    May 5, 2018
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Gainesville, NY

    The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products. 
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    Pasture & Farm Walk

    May 17, 2018
    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Stafford, NY

    Join us as we walk the pastures and discuss Garry's goals and suggest improvements. We will relocate to his home farm in LeRoy for further discussion and refreshments.
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    Beef Quality Assurance Training

    June 2, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Lyons, NY

    The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.
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    Announcements

    Latest Dairy Market Watch

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

    NWNY Dairy Management Specialist Position

    For those of you in the dairy community that have not heard yet, Dr. Jerry Bertoldo, our dairy specialist, has decided to call it a career and retire this September. Jerry has been a fixture in the dairy industry in WNY since graduating from the Cornell Vet School in 1977 . He will be writing a more detailed celebration of his career in the June "Dairy Month" issue of AgFocus.

    The NWNY Dairy Management Specialist position has been posted; the posting will expire on Monday, April 30th or until the position is filled.

    The links to the posting are:

    • Cornell Careers: http://tiny.cc/Dairy_WDR_00014141
    • Academic Jobs Online (AJO): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10981

    The applicants should submit their application materials via AJO (Academic Jobs Online). Please share this posting with your networks and potentially interested and qualified applicants.

    Summary Statement of Purpose and Responsibilities
    The Dairy Management Specialist will provide commercial dairy producers, consultants and industry representatives with the knowledge and educational resources necessary to assess production and management practices that will enhance their profitability and sustain the growth of the dairy industry in Northwest New York. The Regional Dairy Specialist will lead and facilitate the extension of research findings from Cornell University, other land grant universities and agribusinesses, and work with local stakeholders to test alternative dairy management practices at the farm level. Collaborate in development and delivery of educational programs with other CCE educators, PRO Dairy statewide team, and Cornell faculty.


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