The continuing IPM In-depth programs are a successful way of providing insect management to growers with a record of grower implementation.
Nutriphone is a smartphone based micronutrient testing system that utilizes camera phones to analyze blood results for vitamins, cholesterol and other health markers.
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 are carrying out a two-year field study to assess the ability to use biocontrol nematodes for managing soil-dwelling white grub on school sports fields. We are working on two separate sports fields in Geneva NY that are managed differently and occur on different soil types.
In order to provide a background on the state of pollinators in NYS and how growers and consumers can affect their protection, we organized a statewide conference on Pollinator Protection.
The NYS 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 NYS. In addition, the weekly report provides a vehicle to disseminate other relevant IPM information such as pest identification, scouting techniques and a calendar with suggestions for pest management activities.
Researchers in the behavioral biomarkers project are developing software techniques to combine and transform data streams from mobile tracking devices into clinically meaningful, actionable and personalized indicators of an individual's health.
Vast amounts of research studying the use of social technologies have helped develop a deep, rich understanding of how such technologies mediate and are embedded in complex sociotechnical milieux. Technology use, however, is but one aspect of such systems. A less-studied complementary aspect is technology non-use. In instances where particular technologies become seemingly nearly pervasive, intentional and pointed absence of that technology becomes both analytically conspicuous and potentially informative.
As one of three State-Appointed Monitors to study and make recommendations to NY State, we have made extraordinary progress in understanding, building relationships, and designing a path forward to heal the East Ramapo Community. This community, with 8000 predominantly poor, minority students and 24,000 ultra-orthodox Jewish children attending private yeshivas, and been embroiled in a local community struggle over control of the public school system, severe fiscal stress, and first amendment rights and responsibilities.