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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  • Relevant Events

    2019 Small Grains Management Field Day

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    June 6, 2019
    9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    Seneca Falls, NY

    Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

    Event Offers DEC Credits

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

    Complete 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.

    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

    AGROTOURISM - FREE FARMER TRAINING! ENROLL and GROW YOUR BUSINESS

    May 9 - March 1, 2020

    Rochester, NY

    Expand your farm operations by starting Agritourism, either as your primary or as an add-on activity on your farm. Increasing your farm visibility, connecting with the community, educating the public, creating new local markets, sharing your knowledge and pride - these are just a few attributes that come with Agritourism.

    We are inviting all farmers in the Genesee Valley Region (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates) to enroll in this FREE Agritourism Farmer Training program.  
    The class size is limited.  We are looking for a group of 10-12 farmers to teach them how to successfully develop and execute Agritourism events in their farm and grow their business.

    The training is funded by the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority in support of local farmers, agriculture and food industry. 


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    Calling all 9th-12th graders! 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Day at Genesee Community College

    May 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm Register by Friday May 10th! $15/per person includes lunch
    Batavia, NY

    Calling all 9th-12th graders!  We have an exciting new program for students interested in technology, science, engineering, and agriculture!
    Would you like to:
    • Learn about how Drones collect information
    • Check out some potential career opportunities that have new and ever-changing technology
    • Learn how these technologies can be used in our own backyards in WNY
    • Discover potential and exciting career opportunities

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    Human Resource Management on the Farm - 2 sessions! Register by Friday 5/17!!

    May 21 - May 22, 2019
    12:00 - 2:00 pm (2 sessions! Day 1 CCE- Ontario, or Day 2 CCE - Wyoming)

    Are you looking for motivation and resources to implement new Human Resource Management practices on your farm?

    Join us for one of two sessions in WNY this spring. At each session, we'll discuss:

    • What Human Resource Management is, and why it's important on your farm
    • Examples of different Human Resource Management practices and how to implement them
    In addition, you will:
    • Complete a self-assessment to determine the areas of highest priority for your farm
    • Hear from several local dairy farmers who have recently implemented new HRM practices on their farms.
    • Go home with a plan of action and resources to help you accomplish your HRM goals

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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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