Online precision nitrogen management tool for corn grain, silage and sweet corn uses well-calibrated computer model and high-resolution weather data to fine-tune N rates and increase profits. Visit the Adapt-N Site to learn more.
Provides agricultural and horticultural education through workshops, newsletters and consultations utilizing traditional and electronic means. Counties included in the program are: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Schenectady and Washington. Capital Area Agriculture site.
Archive of webinars for Extension horticulture educators on wide-ranging subjects. Recent topics include vertical gardening, hydroponics, school gardens, invasive species, and more. View CCE Horticulture videos.
Describes soil constraints and soil quality issues common to soils in New York and the Northeast, provides guidelines on how to conduct in-field qualitative and quantitative soil health assessment and background on Cornell soil health testing, and identifies management strategies for improving soil health based based on the test. View the Soil Health manual.
Targeted to ordinary people with a tendency towards mycophilia. Explore the fascinating world of fungi, from friendly yeasts and tasty chanterelles to athletes food. Even in the fullness of their horrific evilness, fungi are cool. Visit the program website.
Includes pesticide information and management recommendations for berries, field crops, grapes, greenhouse and herbaceous ornamentals, hops, tree fruit, trees and shrubs, turfgrass, vegetable crops and pest management around the home. Purchase hard copies or online access.
Arts activities for educators working with youth that integrates gardening with the arts. This guide will help to teach ecological literacy and inspire new enthusiasm for garden-based learning. Gourd art, printmaking, time-lapse photography, and other creative projects. Visit project webpage.
Collaborative effort including 22 institutions around the world and led by Cornell University seeks to mitigate rust threats by replacing susceptible varieties with durably resistant varieties. Read this article to learn more.
Serving vegetable, tree fruit, small fruit and grape growers in the Champlain Valley, Capital Region and Hudson Valley, the program focuses on food safety, variety evaluation, market development, pest management, and cultural practices. Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program website.
Provides research-based information to the region's grape growers including vineyard and pest management practices, new vineyard establishment, farm business management, marketing and business development and more. Finger Lakes Grape Program site.
Integrate gardening into the classroom or informal learning settings. Most are designed for grades 2-8, though easily adaptable. Formats vary from one-pagers to full-length publications. View garden-based lessons.
New York State is poised to become a major producer of industrial hemp, providing healthy hempseed oil and fiber for textiles, insulation and other uses. To realize its potential, Cornell is taking a leading role in research and extension on this promising new crop. Industrial Hemp Article.
Serving western New York and Erie County, Pa. program aims to help Concord and Niagara grape growers increase yields, profits, efficiency and product quality and adopt improved and environmentally sound cultural and pest management strategies. Lake Erie Regional Grape Program site.
Free iBook features seven short how-to videos and photo galleries plus iterative images and concise directions make it quick and easy to understand the steps to cultivating a healthy lawn that is an attractive environmental asset. Download iBook.
Over the past decade, Potato virus Y (PVY), Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) and Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) have emerged as serious disease problems in seed potato production areas in the U.S. Here's how to identify and manage this threat. Potato Virus Blog.
Award-winning quarterly newsletter brings you cutting edge research and extension information from Cornell faculty and extension staff, along with feature articles by guest authors from around the world. Visit the New York Berry News Site to view current and back issues.
Multi-state research and extension programs designed to help producers overcome production and marketing constraints and increase the profitability and sustainability of emerging cold climate grape and wine industries in the Midwest and Northeast. Newsletters, webinars and more. Visit the Northern Grapes Project site.
Administered through the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets with support from Cornell and other partners, the program's horticulture efforts serve fruit, vegetable, ornamental, and greenhouse growers across the region, including the use of season extension for everything from salad greens and tomatoes to berries and fresh-cut flowers. Visit the Agricultural Development Program site.
Permaculture gardens, farms, and backyards balance the provision of human needs with improvement of local ecosystem health. Expand your knowledge of permaculture through videos, readings, and activities and complete portions of design for a site of your choosing. Permaculture design fundamentals course.
This manual will help you improve your farm by combining problem solving and experimentation with day-to-day farm management. The step-by-step process outlined here is based on the know-how of experienced farmers who have developed innovative approaches for adapting their farms to changes. By explaining the techniques these farmer innovators use, this manual will teach you how to successfully identify research questions, test alternative solutions, and collect data for yourself. Download from the USDA-SARE website.
Project focuses on overcoming the challenges of adopting reduced tillage systems for vegetable production in the Northeast and demonstrating how these systems improve soil quality, maintain yields, and reduce costs. Visit the reduced tillage vegetables project site.
Weekly (during the 35-week growing season) e-newsletter for turfgrass professionals features pest alerts, expert updates, weather information and more. Also available as an audio podcast. Subscribe to ShortCUTT.
New ideas, tips and resources to help you farm profitably without getting bigger. For full-time and part-time farmers, experienced and beginning farmers, and even folks who are just thinking about getting into farming. Visit the Small farms quarterly website to view current issue and archives.
YouTube channel featuring small sustainable farmers in the Northeast US, covering topics ranging from marketing and profitability to producing vegetables, fruit, berries, poultry, pigs, sheep, and cheese. Watch the Small Farms YouTube videos.
Follow the flowerings of Cornell's collection of Amorphophallus titanum. Also known as the Corpse Plant, this native of the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia produces the largest unbranched inflorescence of any flower on the planet -- as well as an incredible stench designed to draw flies and carrion beetles to pollinate the plant. Features timelapse videos and more. Visit the Titan Arum Blog.
This website helps New York turf and landscape managers to identify weeds using easily discerned plant characteristics. Lists control strategies compliant with the NYS Child Safe Playing Fields Act. Mobile friendly. Turfgrass site.
Explore more than 6,000 vegetable varieties. You can also rate and review vegetables and read reviews from other gardeners to help you decide which might be best for your garden. Visit the Vegetable Variety website to learn more.
Explores the commercial use of shrub willow (Salix spp.) as a sustainable feedstock crop for bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts, as well as for environmental engineering and horticultural applications. Visit the Willowpedia website.