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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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Managing soil test phosphorus in corn with manure and compost

Oct 5, 2016
Surface application of manure (i.e. without incorporation) to meet corn nitrogen (N) needs adds more phosphorus (P) than what corn and subsequent sod crops together can remove. This leads to buildup of P over time. To reduce the risk of long term soil test P (STP) buildup to excessive levels, at some point, manure rates need to be curtailed. Read more

NYCSGA Precision Ag Project Update

Oct 5, 2016
New York State has always presented a unique challenge to grain growers due to the large amount of in field variability.  In recent years, growers have also added adverse weather conditions to that list.  From the project’s perspective, two of the past three growing seasons have fallen far outside the conditions of a normal year. Read more


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