This webinar series is offered every Thursday from 1-2pm from November thru March. The webinars focus on the latest dairy research and practical on farm information for dairy producers.
Hands-on IPM workshops for Christmas tree growers were held around the state in 2016. Some were held on farm, one at a nursery and one at a CCE office. There were approximately 80 participants.
Sustainability is a widely touted management goal for agricultural systems, but given the wide range of concepts and management practices that can be classified as sustainable, identifying the specific research needs of farmers and ultimately consumers is challenging and not entirely self-evident. The commonly used concept of sustainability encompasses environmental, economic, and social components.
We aim to develop biocontrol strategies for SWD.
Eggplant is a common vegetable grown throughout Asia by resource-poor farmers. Eggplant is attacked by a caterpillar known as the eggplant fruit and shoot borer (EFSB) and growers typically spray every 2-3 days to control it, usually with little success but with considerable health and environmental harm. Using an engineered plant that expresses a common bacterial protein used by organic growers, these farmers now have a solution that completely eliminates the need to spray for EFSB.
The recent farm brewery legislation passed in New York State has created the need for locally grown brewing materials; making hops one of the fastest growing agricultural commodities in the state. With the recent downturn in the market for Concord grapes, growers in the Lake Erie region have started looking for alternative crops that fit into their current vineyard operations.
We aim to characterize the impact of polysaccharides in the diet on gut homeostasis.
The goal is to integrate Next Generation DNA sequencing with studies of physiology, morphology, and behavior, to develop simple, but conclusive genetic diagnostic tests to identify cryptic pest insects of economic importance, while also understanding the implications of hybridization with other closely realated non-pest insects. As a test case, we will focus on the apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, the major quarantine pest threatening the multi-billion dollar apple industry in the Pacific Northwest. Stakeholders face a serious problem distinguishing R.
Nutriphone is a smartphone based micronutrient testing system that utilizes camera phones to analyze blood results for vitamins, cholesterol and other health markers.
This study developed a simple and effective method for using BMSB monitoring tools as a trigger to initiate pest management. Management strategies to determine the most effective and least labor-intensive method for employing pest monitoring and management were recommended and tested in the field. Trapping assessments of populations employed multiple lure formulations in boarder traps, attract and kill strategies and passive trapping to determine presence and density.