August 7, 2013
5:30 PM, immediately following Empire Farm Days
Fred Jensen's Farm
1073 Marshall Road
Waterloo, NY 13165
This event is free.
HostNWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team and CVP
email Bill Verbeten
Reduced Tillage Farm TourAugust 7, 2013
Grab dinner and a beverage at Empire Farm Days and then join us for a free tour of local farms to view reduced tillage crops and equipment and a comparison of production practices. The tour will start at Fred Jensen's Farm*. Whether you're already an established reduced tiller, thinking of trying it, or a relatively new adopter fine-tuning your reduced tilling, you'll learn a lot at this tour.
Reduced Tillage Tour plantings and equipment:
- Deep placement of ammonia preplant vs. liquid N applied at planting
- Strip tiller with N applicator configured from various components
- Strip till soybeans planted with and without auto guidance
- No till soybeans drilled vs. planted in 30 inch rows
- Crops in fields with effective tile vs. insufficient tile
- Auto steer on an articulated tractor, and auto guidance that failed
- Ammonia applied on a bias to corn planting
For more information about this event, contact Bill Verbeten of the NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team.
For more information on reduced till vegetables, contact Carol MacNeil.
* Directions: Fred Jensen's Farm, 1073 Marshall Rd, Waterloo, NY -
From EFD, go ~5 miles, west on County House Rd, crossing Rt. 96, then left onto Marshall Rd.
From Rt. 96A south of Geneva, go east 0.2 miles on Boody's Hill/W. River Rd, then right onto Marshall Rd. for 2 miles.
Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
August 4, 2015Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday - LAST ONE THIS YEAR!
August 11, 2015Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Soil Health Seminar Center & Demo Plots at Empire Farm Days
August 11 - August 13, 2015Join us at the new Soil Health Seminar Center to hear and meet nationally renowned soil health researchers, industry speakers, and experienced growers. Cover crop demos, and inter-seeded soybean plots and equipment, will be nearby. Presentations will occur mornings beginning at 9:30 AM.
9:30 AM each day
Seneca Falls, NY
Late Blight Confirmed in WNY CountiesLate blight has now been confirmed in commercial potato and/or tomato fields in the following counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates, Tioga, Oneida, and Ulster. The LB strain was determined to be US-23 in these counties, sensitive to Ridomil (mefenoxam fungicides). All tomatoes and potatoes in Western NY and the Finger Lakes Region are at high risk of infection!
Continuing frequent rainfall has been extremely favorable for the development of late blight (LB). LB forecast programs have been indicating extremely high risk of disease development week after week. Scout fields, especially low spots, protected areas, etc. twice a week. Growers and gardeners should destroy all potato culls and volunteers now. All tomato and potato growers should be applying fungicides on a regular basis, at no longer than 7 day intervals. At some locations less than a 5 day spray interval may be needed to protect potatoes and tomatoes (Alternate fungicides; follow label directions!) according to the LB Decision Support System (DSS) forecast. Organic growers should also be applying a fungicide regularly. There are copper formulations approved for organic production. Fungicides differ in how long they will provide protection from infection.