NNYADP Agricultural Research Update Meetings Scheduled for March in Chazy and Lowville

Feb. 12—CHAZY — The farmer-led Upstate New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) announced that research update meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday March 13 at Joseph C. Burke Education and Research. Miner Institute Center, 586 Ridge Road, Chazy; and Wednesday, March 20, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Lewis County Education Center, 7395 East Road, Lowville, NY.

Participation in NNYADP research update meetings is free; however, registration is requested for either date by contacting the CCE at 315-376-5270.

Research funded by the farmer-led NNYADP is incrementally building a foundation based on real-world, field-tested data that helps agricultural producers in New York’s six-county northern region and throughout New York. State to manage and adapt to the complex combination of factors. which influences the sustainability of farms and the management of the agricultural environment.

Presentations at the NNYADP Research Update Meetings will share the latest data and information at one or both meetings as follows. At both meetings, Quirine M. Ketterings, Ph.D., director of the Nutrient Management Spear Program at Cornell University. will present data from a range of on-farm sustainability projects, including nutrient mass balance and greenhouse gas emissions footprint; the value of manure and the use of satellite imagery to determine areas of crop yield stability.

Also at both meetings, Adam Wild, director of the Uihlein Research Arable Forest, will share information on how harvesting tree species other than maple for syrup production can increase the potential economics of maple producers and landowners, as well as how global warming creates new challenges for sugar producers.

The March 13 meeting at Chazy will also include a report from Willsboro Research Farm Director Michael H. Davis, Ph.D., on field trials and evaluation of promising varieties of elderberry, June, honey and aronia berry and in the first year of trial plantings of hazelnut trees; and minor….

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