What's Cropping Up? Newsletter

What's Cropping Up? is a bimonthly digital newsletter distributed by the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences at Cornell University. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide timely information on field crop production and environmental issues as it relates to New York agriculture.  The current issue is below.

The latest articles are available at the What's Cropping Up? blog. PDFs of previous issues are also available in the archive and on Issuu.

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Days to Emergence and Early Corn and Soybean Plant Populations Under Conventional and Organic Cropping Systems

Published: 
Jun 15, 2015
We initiated a 3-year study at the Aurora Research Farm in 2015 comparing the corn, soybean, and wheat/red clover rotation under conventional and organic cropping systems during the 3-year transition period (2015-2017) from a conventional to an organic cropping system. Two of the many objectives of the study are to determine the best previous crop and the best crop to plant in the first year of the transition from conventional to organic cropping systems. Read more

Producer Involvement Crucial to Precision Agriculture Research Success

Published: 
Jun 13, 2015
New York farmers know the challenges of growing grains on the highly varied soils of the State.  Extreme changes in moisture, fertility, elevation, and acidity within a single field can make management decisions challenging for producers.  The NYCSGA has set out on a mission to make these decisions easier for our producers by utilizing the technologies available on most modern equipment.     Read more