What's Cropping Up? Newsletter

What's Cropping Up? is a bimonthly digital newsletter distributed by the Section of Crop and Soil 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 latest articles are always available at the What's Cropping Up? blog. PDFs of previous issues are also available in the archive.

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Northern Stem Canker: A New Challenge for New York Soybean Producers

Northern Stem Canker
Published: 
Sep 19, 2014
For the first time in New York or the northeastern U.S., a serious disease called ‘northern stem canker’ was confirmed in New York soybean fields.  Reported yield losses in the Midwest have ranged from minor to in excess of 50%, so the presence of the pathogen is considered a significant factor for soybean production. Read more

Implementation of a Soil Health Management Plan Resolves Pond Eutrophication at Tuckaway Farm, NH

Published: 
Sep 17, 2014
A collaborative project has been initiated among partners at NH NRCS, Cornell, Greenstart, NH Conservation Districts, and NH farms in four counties. The goal was to develop a framework for a soil health test-informed Soil Health Management Plan (SHMP), analogous with the NRCS’s Nutrient Management Plan, but with biological and physical test results to be considered, in addition to standard soil test results. Read more