Dairy cow lameness can negatively impact milk production, reproductive success, farm costs, and public perception of how well a farm cares for its cows. To help farmers better assess and treat lameness, the Northern New York Dairy Institute will hold a series of four 10:30am-3pm workshops from October 16 through November 8 at sites across the region.
August 28, 2012
Click here to read “Battling an Agricultural Pest” by Watertown Daily Times reporter Ted Booker; he profiles NNY farmer Gary Sullivan and his success with applying nematodes to prevent alfalfa snout beetle crop damage. Sullivan has had no damage since he started applying the Cornell protocol for the use of the nematodes.
For farmers who grow alfalfa to feed their dairy cows and other livestock and to sell as a cash crop, now is the time to apply the native nematodes that Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP)–funded research has shown to help control the highly-destructive alfalfa snout beetle (ASB). Click here to learn more