Cornell University Willsboro Farm Open House

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00pm to 4:00pm 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, NY (just past Willsboro Central School on the right) Google Map Admission is free and open to the public Research projects featured: Grass biofuel production, Season extension using high tunnels, Nutrient management, Tillage practices, and soil health, Organic grain production, Double Cropping forages, Heritage […]

Addressing Fertility, Forage and Grain Production with Farmer Ingenuity

Monday, July 19, 2010, 11:00-3:00 pm, The Beidler Family Farm, Randolph Ctr, VT Unwilling to rest on past successes,Brent and Regina Beidler continually seek innovative ways to address common farming challenges such as limited growing seasons, production of a single commodity, nutrient management and pasture compaction. This field day will highlight some of the farm […]

Armyworms Reported in Maine

Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Download a PDF version of this article. Armyworm damage has been reported in Maine. Please don’t panic, but do go out and scout your corn and grass fields for armyworms. When full grown, the caterpillars can be almost 1.5 inches long. The caterpillars are usually greenish or brownish, but can […]

Slug Populations are on the Rise

Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Download a PDF version of this article. Continuous wet weather over the past 3 years presumably has led to a rise in slug populations. Slugs are a problem associated with fields with high amounts of crop residues. They like moist and cool conditions and primarily feed on crops after dusk […]

Corn is Ready to Topdress

Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Download a PDF version of this article. The corn crop is off to a good start this season. Many fields are at the stage of rapid nutrient uptake. A key decision that needs to be made by farmers is whether additional nitrogen should be applied to meet the crop’s need […]

Vermont Oilseed Crop Production Cost and Profit Calculator

As Part of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s ongoing Vermont Biofuels Initiative and UVM Extension’s research, a tool was developed intending to help farmers determine their total cost of production for oilseeds and oilseed products (e.g. meal, oil, biodiesel.)  The tool also allows the user to determine a potential profit based on assumed market pricing […]

Making Diversity Work With Dairy

Thursday, July 8th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Tamerlane Farm, 2586 Pudding Hill Rd Lyndonville, VT Download a brochure for this workshop (pdf). Tamerlane Farm is a diverse dairy, livestock, vegetable and grass-fed beef operation in Lyndonville, VT.  Milk is produced for Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative and they supply beef and vegetables to their family-ownedrestaurant, […]

Emergence Problems Plague Vermont Corn Fields

Emergence Problems Plague Vermont Corn Fields Dr. Heather Darby, UVM Extension Download a pdf version of this article. It was a great spring for planting. The conditions were dry and many folks were able to get their corn planted by mid-May. However, dry and cool conditions during planting have resulted in a number of corn […]