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  • Food waste coming on the farm? Consider where the nutrients go and manure processing for nutrient export 

    Wright, Peter; Czymmek, Karl; Terry, Tim (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    Public policy is increasingly evolving to reduce or divert waste from limited landfill space. One way to accomplish this is by reducing the many tons of organic waste such as food processing waste, food scraps, and spoiled ...
  • The Manager March 2021: Managing inputs 

    Unknown author (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    The March 2021 issue of "The Manager" published by Progressive Dairy focuses on managing inputs: a fresh look.
  • Biological control of corn rootworm with native N.Y. entomopathogenic nematodes 

    Shields, Elson (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    Thirty years of research in New York has yielded a new biological strategy for corn rootworm in New York and throughout the Corn Belt. The discovery of using native New York entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) that have not ...
  • In pursuit of improved nitrogen management for corn silage: Tracking field nitrogen balances 

    Berlingeri, Jonathan; Czymmek, Karl; Ketterings, Quirine (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    In its most straightforward description, a field nitrogen balance is the difference between the nitrogen accumulated in the crop over a growing season (nitrogen uptake) and the amount of nitrogen made available to the crop ...
  • Soil organic matter as a nitrogen source 

    Czymmek, Karl; Berlingeri, Jonathan; Ketterings, Quirine (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    Plants need nitrogen to grow and produce high-quality crops. How much will be required is difficult to predict with absolute certainty. What we do know is that the soil in crop fields can be a very important source of ...
  • Double-cropping with forage sorghum and forage triticale in New York: Best timing for sorghum harvest and triticale planting 

    Lyons, Sarah; Ketterings, Quirine; Godwin, Greg; Cherney, Jerome; Cherney, Debbie; Meisinger, John; Kilcer, Thomas (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    Double-cropping with both warm­ and cool-season forages in New York can have many benefits, including providing a source of forage yield in the spring that potentially leads to greater total season yields than a monocrop ...
  • Greenhouse gas footprint tools on farms 

    Godber, Olivia; Czymmek, Karl (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    The need is growing for U.S. dairy farms to calculate and reduce their carbon footprint to meet the Net Zero Initiatives set by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, in addition to other global, regional, and state climate ...
  • Is day-to-day variation in bunkers worth correcting? 

    Cherney, Jerry; Digman, Matt; Cherney, Debbie (Progressive Dairy, 2021-03)
    Everyone knows that feed from haylage and corn silage bunkers will vary in composition from day to day. What is not so clear is the magnitude of this variation, and whether it might be worth it, economically and environmentally, ...
  • Short on hay this spring? 

    Lawrence, Joe; O'Neil, Kitty (2021-03)
    A number of livestock producers are reporting short hay inventories coming into the spring and, while the warmth of the sun has us optimistic that winter will soon be behind us, the 2021 crop season is still a ways off. ...
  • Close call on Finger Lakes dairy farm is a reminder of hydrogen sulfide gas concerns around manure storages 

    Eskildsen, Tom (2021-03)
    Hydrogen Sulfide is a well-documented and extremely dangerous gas that can be found in manure storages. Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) is a byproduct of bacterial breakdown of organic compounds inside a manure storage. It is heavier ...

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