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Featured Extension and outreach programs

Programs and Resources

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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.
Appellation Cornell
Online newsletter for commercial grape growers features news, events, research you can use, faculty interviews, Grapes 101 and more. Visit the Appellation Cornell Site to view current and back issues.
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.
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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.
High Tunnels Greenhouse
Use these unheated greenhouse structures to extend the harvest season -- both early and late -- for vegetables, berries, cut flowers and herbs. High tunnels website.
Industrial hemp in the greenhouse
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.
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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.
permaculture design
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.
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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.
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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.
small farm videos
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.
titan arum
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.
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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.
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Use this tool to help you choose the right tree, shrub or woody vine based on your site’s conditions, and learn about new woody plants that you may not be familiar with. Woody Plants site.