Field Crop Weed Identification and Control Series 2022
February 2, 2022
February 16, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
HostSouth Central New York Dairy & Field Crops
email Janice Degni
February 2, 2022, Broadleaf Weed identification for crop production 12-1 pm (virtual) Bryan Brown NYSIPM.
Many of our most problematic weeds are broadleaf weeds. The best way to control them varies depending on the species, so it is imperative that weeds are identified correctly. In this session we'll go over some of the key distinguishing characteristics of the most problematic broadleaf weeds in NY field crops. For each species, we'll discuss some of the biology that makes it weedy and look for potential "Achilles heals" that can be exploited for management. We'll also review best practices for using smartphone weed ID apps.
NYSDEC credits: 1.0 CCA Credits: 1.0 PM
February 16, 2022, Grass Weed identification for crop production 12-1pm (virtual) Caroline Marschner, Ext. Assoc. Weed Ecology, Cornell
Identifying grass and grass-like weeds can be challenging but, is necessary for good weed management. During this program we will discuss what traits to look for when identifying grasses, go over some of the common crop grass weeds, and share some resources for grass weed management.
NYSDEC credits: 1.0 CCA Credits: 1.0 PM
February 23, 2022, Weed management in corn 12-1pm (virtual) Jeff Miller, Resource Educator, CCE Oneida County.
Weed control is an integral part of corn production. Cultural and chemical control methods should be incorporated in an integrated approach to control weeds. Cultural practices like crop rotation, tillage, and cover crops will be discussed. Herbicide families (site of action) efficacy, timing of application will be discussed for annual grasses and broadleaf weeds, perennial grasses, perennial broad leaf weeds and herbicide resistant weeds.
NYSDEC credits: 1.0 CCA credits 1.0 PM
March 2, 2022, Weed management in Soybeans 12-1pm (virtual) Mike Hunter, Regional field crop specialist, CCE North Country Regional Ag Team
Implementing integrated weed management practices in soybean production will be the focus of this presentation. Mike Hunter will share results from three years of on-farm soybean herbicides trials in New York State. He will provide the current status of herbicide resistant weeds in New York, and discuss effective herbicide resistant weed control strategies and how to manage resistant weeds on your farm.
NYSDEC credits: 1.0 CCA credits 1.0 PM
March 9, 2022, Weed management in hay and pasture 12-1pm (virtual) Janice Degni, Team Leader and Field crops specialist, CCE SCNY regional team
Weed Control for Hay Crops and Pastures
This session will provide a review of cultural and chemical weed control practices for clear alfalfa or grass, mixed stands, and pasture. It will include practices that give the hay species a competitive edge over weeds and herbicide options for different weed scenarios. Common difficult to control weeds in pasture will be covered as well as improvement of older hay stands with weed invasions.
NYSDEC credits: 1.0 CCA credits 1.0 PM
March 16, 2022, Alternative weed control and weed seed management 12-1pm (virtual) Lynn Sosnoskie, Asst. Prof. of weed ecology and specialty crop systems, Cornell
Weeds are a significant threat to crop production due to 1) competitive interactions that limit yield potential, 2) physical interference that reduces harvest efficiency, and 3) serving as an alternate host for pests and pathogens. The evolution of herbicide resistant weeds (in particular marestail/horseweed/Canada fleabane, Palmer amaranth, waterhemp) further complicates weed control efforts by limiting the utility of commonly applied chemical tools. This talk will focus on the current state of herbicide resistance in NY and the future of chemical weed control. Novel weed management strategies, such as harvest weed seed control (HWSC) and electrical weeding will be discussed and recent research updates provided. Best management practices for suppressing unwanted vegetation, including combine and equipment clean-out to limit seed spread, will also be presented.
NYSDEC credit: 1.0 CCA credit 1.0S
Pasture Walk: Stockpiling Forages for Winter Sheep Grazing
October 11, 2022
Are your animals still grazing in January? Allen Shetler's sheep are! Join us for a farm tour to learn about techniques for stockpiling pasture and winter grazing small ruminants. See how Allen efficiently delivers supplemental feed to grazing animals using a Greg Judy-style bale unroller. Experience a sheep fencing demonstration and learn how to manage electric fencing for winter grazing. Network with others in the grazing community and discover grant opportunities to expand or improve your grazing operation. Representatives from the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District will be present to share information about grazing planning services and funding to support the development of grazing systems.
Free Mental Health First Aid Training for the Cortland County Agriculture Community
October 19, 2022
East Homer, NY
Join NY FarmNet & CCE Cortland for a free Mental Health First Aid Training for farmers, agribusiness workers, and anyone who interacts with the agricultural community on Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (lunch is included).
Creating an Effective Land Lease with Attorneys from the Food and Farm Business Law Clinic at Pace University
October 24, 2022
Join CCE Broome and attorneys from the Food and Farm Business Law Clinic at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for a free in-person event where we explore the components of a functional land lease which can meet the needs of both the landowner and farmer.
New York State Farm Directory launching in June 2022From our friends at Cornell CALS
As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension's role in strengthening New York State agriculture, we are helping to spread word of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' plans to launch a statewide online Farm Directory. The Farm Directory, which launches in mid-June, will connect consumers to producers of farm products and promote New York farms.
The Farm Directory will appear on the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' website at agriculture.ny.gov/farming/farm-directory. It will show information for each listed farm, which can include the farm name, farm type, point of contact, addresses, telephone number, email address, website, social media, and a listing of all available products produced by the farm. Other categories of interest to the public, like the farm's inclusion in the New York State Grown & Certified Program and designations of organic, halal or kosher certified may also be noted. Website visitors will be able to sort or search the directory by any field.
Since not every farm offers products to the public at the farm site, each farm can indicate whether it is open to the public, or if there is another means that their farm product can be accessed. This might include listing a distributor, a brand name that your product is eventually marketed under, or a specific consumer-facing website where the public can determine where to purchase your product in a retail location. The information available on the directory for each farm can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each business and farmers will be able to update their information as desired.
The creation of the Farm Directory derives from Section 16(52) of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, requiring the Department to create a directory of every farm in New York State. Farms will be receiving a package in the mail shortly outlining the Farm Directory purpose, a survey to collect information on the farm to be included in the Directory, and a return envelope.
If you choose not to have your farm participate in the Directory, you are required by law to notify the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets of this decision by opting out. Farms may opt out by returning the provided survey or indicating it through the online survey linked at the website above.
Farms that initially opt out can later contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets if they wish to be included at any point. Also, farms can also contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets if they wish to opt out after initially choosing to participate in the Directory.
For questions or additional information on the Farm Directory, please contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at (518) 485-1050 or FarmDirectory@agriculture.ny.gov.
NYS Climate Action Council Draft Scoping PlanThe Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law in 2019 as one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The law created the Climate Action Council (the Council), which is tasked with developing a draft scoping plan that serves as an initial framework for how the State will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions, increase renewable energy usage, and ensure climate justice. On December 20, the Council voted to release the draft scoping plan for public comment. January 1, 2022 marks the beginning of a 120-day public comment period to receive feedback from the public as the Council works to develop and release a final scoping plan by the end of 2022. Read the Draft Scoping Plan [PDF] including the entire document with appendices. https://climate.ny.gov/Our-Climate-Act/Draft-Scoping-Plan
From Our Team to Yours: COVID-19 Resources for Dairy Farmers
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Dairy Acceleration Program Funds Available
- organization of financial records/benchmarking up to $1,000
- continued business planning (for farms awarded in a previous year) up to $2,500
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2018 Drug Residue Prevention ManualFor more than 30 years, the U.S. dairy industry has focused educational efforts on the judicious use of antibiotics through the annual publication of a Best Practices Manual. The 2018 edition of the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management? Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual is the primary educational tool for dairy farm managers throughout the country on the judicious and responsible use of antibiotics, including avoidance of drug residues in milk and meat.
The manual is a quick resource to review those antibiotics approved for dairy animals and can also be used as an educational tool and resource for farm managers as they develop on-farm best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues. Visit the Manual and Form Library to download copies of this important tool!
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ProDairy Forage ManagementAre you prepared to change your routine this spring?
While spring tasks vary by farm, there are many "rites of spring," and they are often completed in a fairly rigid sequence. Depending on the farm, these often include fixing fence, spreading manure, planting new seedings, planting corn and harvesting first cutting, and are often performed in this order.
We are optimistic that the upcoming turn in weather will allow these task to be accomplished in a timely manner, but at this point it is time to ask yourself: Are you willing to change your spring routine?
In addition to adverse weather it is no secret that everyone is facing extremely tight economic times, and dealing with forage inventories of poor digestibility forages from 2017. This combination of factors makes it more critical than ever to be ready to tackle the task that will have the most impact on your business at the proper time.
Recent reference articles on dealing with tough times:
• Key Opportunities to Optimize 2018 Crop Production Efficiency
• Resources for Dealing with Spring Weather Delays
The number one focus should be on timely harvest of first cutting.
• Park the corn planter when a field of first cutting is ready for harvest.
o Monitoring 1st cut harvest timing
• Approach harvest by the acre, not by the field. Be ready to skip over a field that has passed its optimum harvest stage.
o Dynamic Harvest Schedules
• Strategically plan feed storage to best utilize forage inventories for the right group of animals.
o Strategic Forage Storage Planning
o When More is Better
The window for planting for silage is generally wider than for grain, which is why first cutting can and should take priority over corn planting. However, in the event of extreme delays in planting corn, performance will diminish with late plantings. If corn planting progresses into late May or early June, begin to consider alternative options for those acres. Previous research from Cornell and Penn State suggest a 0.5 to 1 ton/acre per week decline in silage yield for planting after mid to late May.
First and foremost during a time of year that can be very busy and stressful, taking every precaution to keep your team safe is critical.
The idea of fitting all of this work into a condensed time period, and still getting key tasks completed before critical deadlines can seem impossible, but year after year many find unique ways to get it all done. Consider working with neighbors, custom operators or renting equipment to accomplish these key tasks on time.
If you currently utilize custom operators, now is a good time to set up a time to meet with them and make sure you are on the same page to get tasks accomplished in the time-frame needed. Make sure that your expectations and goals are clearly defined. They will also be under stress to fit their work into a condensed period and meet their customers' expectations, so defining expectations and pre-planning how to most efficiently get the work accomplished when the custom operator arrives can go a long way to increase the chances for success.
NYSERDA Agriculture Energy Audit ProgramNYSERDA offers energy audits to help eligible farms and on-farm producers identify ways to save energy and money on utility bills. Reports include recommendations for energy efficiency measures.
For more information and the NYSERDA Agriculture Energy Audit Program Application click here