2013 Northern New York Agricultural Development Program projects:
. Grass Biomass for NNY
. Brown Root Rot of Alfalfa: Challenges and Opportunities
. Implementing the Adapt-N Tool in NNY: Reducing Cost, Mitigating Losses, and Adapting to Climate Change
. Early (Interseeded) Cover Crop
. Corn Grain Hybrid Trials in NNY
. Corn Silage Hybrid Trials in NNY
. Soybean Variety Trials in NNY
. Breeding Alfalfa Varieties with Resistance to Alfalfa Snout Beetle
. Diagnosis and Assessment of Diseases in Corn and Soybeans in NNY
. On-Farm Alfalfa Snout Beetle Control: ASB Demonstration Plots as Educational Tool and Validating Establishment for Producer-Applied Fields
. Tall Fescue Variety Trials in NNY
. Evaluation of Yield Potentials of Corn Grain and Silage in NNY to Improve Crop Production, Nutrient Recycling and Environmental Protection
. Evaluation of Group Feeding System for Calves Housed Outdoors in NNY
. Economical Substitutes in NNY for Corn Grain in Dairy Cattle Diets
. NNY Dairy Management Survey
. Winter-Forage Small Grains to Boost Feed Supply: Not just a cover crop anymore
FRUITS and VEGETABLES
. Leek Moth: An Emerging Pest in NNY
. Leaf Mold Resistance in Tunnel-Grown Tomatoes
. Reduced Tillage Systems for Implementation on NNY Vegetable Farms
. Precision Thinning and Irrigation for NNY Apple Orchards
. Developing Amelanchier into a Novel Fruit Crop for NNY
2012 NNYADP projects:
- Breeding Alfalfa Varieties with Resistance to Alfalfa Snout Beetle
- Corn Hybrids for Grain and Ethanol Production in NNY Variety Trials
- Cover Crops in Corn Silage Systems in NNY: Can Farms Conserve Nitrogen Fertilizer and Save $$ by Using Cover Crops Under NNY Growing Conditions?
- Evaluating Soil Test Phosphorus Variation on Farms: A Preliminary Investigation
- Grass Biomass Potential for NNY
- Hands-on Training for On-Farm Application of Nematodes to Control Alfalfa Snout Beetle
- Improving Apple Orchard Management Systems and Rootstock for NNY
- Management Strategies for Fall/Winter Greens Production in NNY (High Tunnels)
- Managing Fertility to Increase Yields in field-grown Vegetables
- On-Farm Rearing of Nematodes for Alfalfa Snout Beetle Control: Improving Communications with Multimedia Approaches
- Optimizing Grass Biomass Yield and Quality for Combustion
- Soybean Variety Trials in NNY
PRESS RELEASE: March 6, 2012
NNYADP Announces 12 Farm Research Projects
Northern New York — The farmer-led Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has announced 12 regional on-farm research projects. The projects focus on growing corn and grass-based energy crops, producing Northern New York-branded cold hardy wine grapes, using high tunnels to extend the growing and sales seasons for fresh greens, and developing alfalfa varieties resistant to damage to brown root rot and highly-destructive alfalfa snout beetle.
Farmers from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties prioritize the region’s agricultural production research needs and select projects for funding under the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The program was established in 1961 with funding through the New York State Legislature.
Northern New York farmers credit the research program with providing the region’s agricultural industry with practical results that benefit farms, communities and the regional economy.
“The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program’s on-farm trials provide farmers with real-life experiences and data specific to our soils, our climate, and our shorter growing season,” says Program Co-Chair Jon Greenwood, a St. Lawrence County dairyman.
“State funding that supports on-farm research in Northern New York is vital to assuring its economic value to the regional economy,” says Program Co-Chair Joe Giroux, a Clinton County dairy farmer.
“Participating in the Northern New York Ag Development Program project on corn nutrient management was a win-win that saved me money,” says Jefferson County Farm Bureau President and Jefferson County dairyman Mike Kiechle
Champlain Valley Milling owner Sam Sherman in Essex County says, “The value of projects made possible by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program extends to businesses that depend on local sources of raw product for value-added production which provides jobs and generates dollars to feed the local economy.”
These 12 projects are supported by funds provided by the NYS Legislature, Cornell University’s Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in each of the six North Country counties.
Learn more about the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program on its new–look website at www.nnyagdev.org. #
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