Apple Bloom Thinning with Pollen Tube Growth Model Webinar
Precision apple orchard research funded by the NNYADP was highlighted in the spring of 2020 with this (March 31, 2020) webinar focused on applying computer modeling-based graphs to more precisely guide thinning applications. This webinar features Cornell University Assistant Professor of Horticulture Dr. Gregory Peck on how the Pollen Tube Growth Model was developed and a tutorial by Dan Olmstead, director of the Network for Environment and Weather Applications computer modeling system at Cornell. Click on title to video webinar.
NNYADP Juneberry “Superfruit” Research Featured on Mountain Lakes PBS
Click here to see the August 2018 report by Mountain Lakes PBS Producer Thom Hallock on the NNYADP-funded “superfruits” research trials (click on the June 24, 2018 date in the story posting) at the Willsboro Research Farm. Hallock talks with NNYADP “New Fruits for NNY” project leaders Willsboro Research Farm Manager Michael H. Davis, Ph.D., and botanist Michael B. Burgess, Ph.D., of SUNY Plattsburgh.
Applying Persistent Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Corn Rootworm Control
April 7, 2020: This video features the biocontrol nematode protocol for crop pest management developed with long-term funding support from the NNYADP. This 21-minute video is produced by Patrick Porter and Ed Bynum, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, with Elson Shields, Cornell University, and Katelyn Kesheimer, Auburn University, and illustrates the nationwide value of the NNY-grown research as shown by 2017-2019 field trials in Texas and New Mexico. Click to see the video.
5 Northern New York dairy farm profiles produced by and posted with permission from the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYACC). Each of the profiled farms has participated with NNYADP research projects. This northern NY series of NYAAC videos made its debut at the 2019 New York State Fair. Click on farm name to view the video. The NYAAC enhances public understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture by engaging the public in conversations about animal agriculture and empowering farmers to tell their story firsthand. We thank them for sharing these profiles of NNY farm families with the NNYADP for posting.
- Murcrest Farm, Copenhagen, NY: young farmer Mark Murray shares his joy of returning to and now raising his children on the family farm started by his grandfather
- Sheland Dairy Farm, Belleville, NY, with co-owner Doug Shelmidine talking about farming as a rewarding life’s work and now farming with his brother and his two sons
- Milk Street Dairy, Tylerville, NY: retired veterinarian John Ferry talks about keeping cows healthy and comfortable on his own dairy farm
- North Harbor Dairy, Sackets Harbor, NY: Nancy Robbins shares her story of marrying into a farm family and starting an agritourism business as part of the family dairy and crop farm.
- Wood Farms, Clayton, NY: Lyle Wood talks about the joy of working with family, how the farm honors his son Henry who loved the farm and died at age 10 of leukemia, and how Lyle stays optimistic and positive.
The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is a farmer-driven, high-priority agricultural research program. Projects focus on water quality, climate adaptability, whole farm nutrient balancing, and season extension research. Funding for the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is supported by the New York State Legislature and administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.