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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 always 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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NYCSGA Precision Ag Research Update: Year One of Model Validation

Aug 11, 2017
The 2016 field season marked the first year of testing for the variable rate planting model that is being developed by the Precision Ag Research Project. Growers across New York State know the challenges that the severe summer drought brought to our region.  Crop yields were impacted across the state and the research was no exception.  While unfortunate, it is advantageous to be able to test the model during a dry year and learn from how the crops reacts to the stress. Read more

Series: Phosphorus and the Environment, 1. An Introduction to Phosphorus

Aug 11, 2017
In 1999, “What’s Cropping Up?” featured a series of articles on phosphorus (P) and agriculture. At the time, P and water quality was a big topic. New York had just released its first Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permit and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) and Cornell University personnel worked closely together to frame up New York’s version of the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) system. Read more

Stripe rust: A new challenge to wheat yield in New York

Jun 13, 2017
Stripe rust, known in many parts of the world as ‘yellow rust’ for its yellow-orange urediniospores, is a relatively new problem for wheat production in the eastern U.S.  However, the disease has been steadily increasing in severity and geographic range in the central and eastern U.S. over the past decade.  Read more

Alternaria leaf spot of wheat in New York

Jun 13, 2017
A new foliar disease of wheat was found in New York in summer 2015. The disease was spotted in Monroe County at a regional wheat variety trial conducted as part of the Cornell Small Grains Project under the direction of Mark Sorrells. Read more


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