CANTON, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a series of six weekly virtual seminars titled ‘Maximizing Fertilizer Efficiency for Peak Fertilizer Prices.’ The series begins Thursday February 23 and continues weekly through March 30. Each weekly session runs from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and offers Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits.
Grab your lunch, hop online and join us for any, or all, of the following sessions.
February 23: Planning for Fertilizer Efficiency to Maximize Savings.
March 2: The Value of Manure will be told through Five Stories.
March 9: Corn Fertility in Times of Peak Fertilizer Prices
March 16: Small Grain and Soybean Fertility in Times of Peak Fertilizer Prices
March 23: Hay Crop Fertility – A Foundation of Success
March 30: Using Precision Technologies to Improve Nutrient Efficiency and Save Fertilizer Costs
Register for individual weekly sessions at the North Country Regional Ag Team website, Events section. (https://ncrat.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=2051) These webinars are offered with no fee.
The first session will present a strategy for planning ahead to minimize fertilizer costs for 2023 for any farm or producer. Both large and small details for developing and implementing a plan for the entire cropping system will be presented. Brush up on maximizing manure nutrient value with good timing and incorporation methods, conservation strategies to optimize manure N and the value of past manure applications. Three sessions will focus on fertility strategies for specific crops – corn, small grain and soybean and hay. The final session will provide a current update on advances in sensor technologies, farm-collected data and analytical tools now available to map management zones within fields to allow accurate, yield-based decisions for efficient nutrient and other crop inputs.
This webinar series is a joint effort by Cornell Cooperative Extension field crop specialists from CCE of Oneida County, South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team and the North Country Regional Ag Team with additional speakers from the Delaware County Watershed Ag Program, the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program and NYS PRODairy.
Please call or email Kitty O’Neil, Regional Field Crops Specialist with questions about the program ((315) 854-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Email or call Tatum Langworthy for assistance with registration ((315) 778-3929 or email@example.com).
The North Country Regional Ag Team aims to improve the productivity and viability of agricultural industries, people and communities in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex Counties by promoting productive, safe, economically and environmentally sustainable management practices and by providing assistance to industry, government, and other agencies in evaluating the impact of public policies affecting the industry.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension