Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: December 6, 2005

Contact: Dr. Harold van Es, Cornell University, 607-255-5629; NNYADP Co-Chairs: Jon Greenwood, 315-386-3231, Joe Giroux, 518-563-7523

NNY Ag Website Adds Fact Sheets on How Northern NY Soils and Farming Practices Affect Crop Response and Nutrient Leaching

Cornell University Crop and Soil Sciences Professor and Soil Health author Dr. Harold van Es and three teams of researchers from Cornell University and the University of Vermont have posted fact sheets on how Northern New York soils, drainage, and manure application timing 
affect corn and grass crops to www.nnyagdev.org, the website of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.

�Northern New York farmers are working to balance high yield, high quality crop production with conscientious environmental stewardship. The conclusions drawn from this research offer farmers insights into production management practices that can help achieve that balance,� van Es says.

The fact sheets: �How Manure Application Timing, Crop, and Soil Type Affect Phosphorus Leaching,� �How Soil Type and Drainage Affect Corn Nitrogen Response,� and �Nitrate Leaching as Affected by Manure Application Timing and Soil Type� are available for viewing by clicking on the links above.

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP), the Cornell University Soil and Water Management Program, and the USDA provided funding for this research. 
For more information about NNYADP, click here or contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.