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  • PRO-DAIRY Annual Report 2021 

    Unknown author (2021-12)
    The Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY program is proud of its vital role in leading education and applied research in support of New York’s dairy industry. The past several years have been very challenging for much of the industry, ...
  • Resources for dealing with spring weather delays 

    Lawrence, Joe (PRO-DAIRY, 2011)
    While the forecast still seems unsettled we are all hopeful that we are past the worst of the rain and can begin catch up on springs work. Here we have attempted to summarize a variety of relevant topics as you consider ...
  • PRO-DAIRY Annual Report 

    Berry, Julie (PRO-DAIRY, 2017)
    Enhancing New York's dairy industry through education and applied research since 1988. New York, and the next 30 years promises to bring even more change. All along the way, PRO-DAIRY has been there to develop the ...
  • Key opportunities to optimize 2018 crop production efficiency 

    Lawrence, Joe; O'Neil, Kitty; Czymmek, Karl; Hunter, Mike (PRO-DAIRY, 2018-03)
    Most farms routinely concern themselves with minimizing expenses and optimizing profits from both the animal and cropping sides of the operation. To assure that cost control strategies don’t undermine productivity; i.e. ...
  • Late summer alfalfa harvest? Take Labor Day off! 

    Lawrence, Joe; Cherney, Jerry; Hunter, Mike (PRO-DAIRY, 2016-08)
    Alfalfa harvest schedule is an annual discussion as day length begins to shorten and with many areas facing short forage supplies the topic has even greater emphasis. The bottom line is that the underlying principles for ...
  • Time to check the progress of your first cutting 

    Lawrence, Joe; Kuck, Ron; O'Neil, Kitty (PRO-DAIRY, 2016-05)
    Changes in harvest management on many farms have resulted in an evolution of first cutting going from a necessary evil that had to be dealt with in feeding programs, to the most desired crop on many dairies, and grasses ...
  • Inventorying forage 

    Lawrence, Joe (PRO-DAIRY, 2016-07)
    With low forage yields, knowing what you have in inventory is critical to plan for how to best manage this feed to get through the coming year. It will affect decisions such as: • Do I have enough feed for the milking ...
  • Together we can protect our lakes, divided we all lose 

    Czymmek, Karl; Ketterings, Quirine; Overton, Thomas (PRO-DAIRY, 2018-10)
    Every bit of land surface, dairy farm fields, crop, vegetable and fruit farm fields of all types, sizes and production systems, schoolyards and sport fields, lawns, abandoned lots, roads, parking lots, stream banks, and ...
  • Resources for forage management in a drought situation 

    Lawrence, Joe (PRO-DAIRY, 2018)
    Short-term and long-term agronomic considerations for forage management during a drought.
  • When more is better 

    Lawrence, Joe; Kuck, Ron (PRO-DAIRY, 2016-04)
    The approach of harvest is a good time to make preparations to ensure the season is as successful as possible. There are lots of rules and sayings regarding quantity: too much of a good thing, point of diminishing return, ...

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