The Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell students and Cornell employees.
The New York State Field Crop Weekly Pest Report provides timely pest information to field crop extension educators and agricultural professionals. The report compiles weekly pest and crop observations collected by field crop extension personnel across New York. In addition, the weekly report provides a vehicle to disseminate other relevant Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information such as pest identification, scouting techniques and a calendar with suggestions for pest management activities.
A web-based, apple Integrated Pest Management (IPM) decision support system was developed to facilitate pest management decisions. The system tracks seasonal development of insect pests using degree day (DD) developmental models. DD models and historical records are used to calculate tree phenological stage, pest stage, status and management advice. When a spray is recommended, a pesticide filter helps identify appropriate materials according to efficacy and type of management program. Predictions can be refined and adjusted by user-entered information obtained through field monitoring.
Using IPM approaches, New York's vegetable farmers are able to make sound pest management decisions, thus reducing pesticides, increasing profits, and sustaining a safe and plentiful food supply.
A major infestation of arborvitae leafminer was diagnosed after examination of severe and debilitating defoliation in several stands totaling 50k cv. Nigra arborvitae trees. Pest sampling and monitoring protocols were developed based on live trapping and degree-day accumulations and were used to time several applications of contact and systemic insecticides. The infestation was halted resulting in a wholesale saving of $35/tree or $1.75 million for the grower.
The Dairy Lab Training Program (DLTP) provides training and updates of testing requirements, procedures and science for dairy laboratory personnel performing regulatory, quality and safety testing for milk and dairy products. It is offered in association with the New York State Agriculture and Markets Laboratory Evaluation Officers and the FDA.
In an effort to effectively distribute Integrated Pest Management information to extension educators in the Cornell Extension system an electronic newsletter was established. The purpose of this e-newsletter is to provide integrated pest management updates that will benefit members of the commercial horticulture industry.
Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a collaborative effort with America’s communities to support military kids impacted by the Overseas Contingency Operations. An official, nationwide program launch occurred on April 6, 2005, led by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. New York was one of the original Operation: Military Kids states. Operation: Military Kids provides support to military
children and their families before, during, and after the
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and Stony Brook University to develop a Regional Sediment Management program for the state's Atlantic coast. This effort brought together federal, state and local interests to identify problems and opportunities for better management and utilization of coastal sediments to protect coastal resources and to maintain natural transport processes to protect the environment and mitigate the impacts of erosion and sea level rise on New York’s coast.
Building on the success of the annual, campus based IPM In-depth workshop, (a hands-on educational program for growers) we proposed, and received funding from the New York Farm Viability Institute for, adding a series of programs to be held at locations throughout NY over a two year period. We are working with five New York growers and the New York State Flower Industries to gather input regarding the content and the locations of these regional workshops and associated on-farm tours.