Cornell Cooperative Extension Statewide Mission
The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
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4-H CAMP SHANKITUNK BROCHURES AVAILABLE
The 2016 4-H Camp Shankitunk brochure is now available. Click HERE to open & print a copy.
The On-Line registration link is now open for the 2016 camping season. Go to: www.campshankitunk.org
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT CCE-DELAWARE
Nutrition Subject Educators: Teach workshops, perform food demonstrations and deliver nutrition education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low income families, individuals and youth in the Eat Smart NY/Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Delaware and Otsego Counties. Two positions available. Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition required. Full time. Excellent benefits. Apply online:
Here is the link for the Delaware Cty. position: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage%20/job/New-York-State-Other/SNAP-ED-Nutritionist---Hamden--NY_WDR-00007866
Here is the link for the Otsego Cty. position: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage%20/job/New-York-State-Other/SNAP-ED-Nutritionist---Hamden--NY_WDR-00007509-2
14th ANNUAL 4-H DUCK RACE
Saturday, July 9, Third Brook, Walton
Proceeds from the Duck Race help support our local Delaware County 4-H program. Ducks sell for $5 each or 5 ducks for $20. There will be five Duck Race prizes: 1st place $500; 2nd place $250; 3rd place $150; 4th place $100; 5th place $50. Clubs and 4-H members also receive monetary prizes for highest sales as well as Facebook drawing prizes.
Duck tickets can be purchased from Delaware County 4-H members or by contacting the Extension office at 607-865-6531 or email@example.com.
2016 4-H YOUTH GOLF CLASSIC
Friday, September 16, Delhi College Golf Course.
Bring a team or be a sponsor, or both!
See attached brochure for more information: Golf Flyer-2016
True Armyworm Alert!
True Armyworm infestations have been reported this week in eastern and western NY, as mentioned in the View from the Field. GET OUT AND LOOK NOW!
It is important to detect armyworm areas early, while larvae are still small, since large larvae do most of the feeding and quickly destroy whole stands of corn, grasses and small grains. Because armyworm feeds at night look for chewed leaves, cut stems, lodged plants, pellet-like frass on the ground, and larvae hidden under plant canopy and surface residue. You will need to be aware that armyworms can move from field to field every quickly. If there are sufficient numbers and damage is present, an insecticide could be justified. Larger armyworm larvae, greater than 1 inch long, are much more difficult to control. These large larvae are more tolerant of insecticides, reducing the effectiveness and economic viability of this option. REMEMBER… if you have an infestation in a mixed stand true armyworm, alfalfa and the grass ALL NEED to be on the LABEL!!!
True armyworm larvae appear smooth cylindrical pale green too brownish when they are still small. Mature larvae are smooth and marked with two orange, white-bordered strips on each side. True armyworm ranges in size from 1/8 inch to 1 .5 inches long.
Economic Threshold Guidelines for True Armyworm
Corn – For seedling stage corn Penn State recommends For whorl-stagecorn, apply an insecticide only if most plants show damage and about three larvae per plant are found.
Wheat – 3 to 5 or more larvae square foot, larvae less than 1.25 inches and not parasitized, watch for flag leaf reduction or if grain heads clipped off – yield losses, a spray before soft dough to save the remaining 3 upper leaves is generally beneficial since these tissues are still important to grain filling.
Grasses – no specific guidelines available, need for treatment based on the level of damage observed in relation to the expected value of grass harvest.
Armyworm as a pest of Field Corn:
http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/armyworm Armyworm on Wheat: http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-36 Common (True) Armyworm: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/sweet-corn/insects/common-armyworm.html Fall Armyworm: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/sweet-corn/insects/fall-armyworm.html
MILK MONEY MONDAYS
July 25, August 22, 7pm-9pm, CCE Resource Center, Hamden
In response to prolonged low milk prices affecting dairy operations, CCE will offer open forums to discuss ideas to:
* Enhance cash flow
* Communicate with lenders
* Manage labor needs
* Make use of farm resources
* Ideas to increase income/reduce expenses
Reply to Mariane Kiraly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-865-6531.
PERENNIAL FORAGE CUTTING HEIGHTS
* Manage cutting height based on field conditions, time of year and considerations for ash content in forage.
* Consider higher cutting height in fall to help capture and retain snow cover.
Click HERE for more information.
QUILT PROJECT FOR THE COUNTY FAIR
This year’s County Fair quilt project will encourage quilters and the public to celebrate “I © Quilting Mix & Match Monday.” We would like to display quilt projects this year at the Delaware County that have been especially fun to create and will inspire others to create a quilt/quilted project. This year CCE Human Ecology fair exhibit will feature “Healthy Monday; Dedicating the First Day of Every Week to Health.”
To participate in “I © Quilting Mix & Match Monday” project, each individual or group is asked to complete a wall hanging or mini-quilt by Friday, July 8, 2016. The quilted projects will be displayed at the Delaware County Fair August 15-20, 2016 and may be available for bid. Quilt projects bid money will be donated to Relay for Life. Quilters can also volunteer to do quilting demonstrations at the Delaware County Fair.
For more information about this year’s quilt project or to receive a copy of the project guidelines, please call Jeanne Darling at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or e-mail email@example.com.
FARMERS' MARKET VENDORS WANTED
Cornell Cooperative Extension will sponsor three Farmers’ Markets in 2016: Walton, Sidney, and Deposit. This season, we would like to expand the number of vendors in these three markets. There is a great need in Delaware County for markets that participate in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), redeeming produce coupons for WIC clients and senior citizens. Although the FMNP participants are the target audience, Extension would like to offer additional locally produced foods and increase the number of cash paying patrons as well.
Deposit Farmers’ Market
2 Thursdays only, August 18 & September 15, 2016, 10:00am-2:00pm
Sidney Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Video Entertainment parking lot, June 28 – August 30, 2016, 2:00-6:00pm* (from 10:00 am-6:00pm on the 4th Tuesday)
Walton Farmers’ Market
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, July 6 – October 19, 2016, 10:00am-2:00pm
If you are interested in participating as a vendor in the Deposit, Sidney, or Walton Farmers’ Markets, please contact Jeanne Darling at 607-865-6531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a complete list of local Farmers' Markets: Farmers Markets - 2016
LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN
LINK TO WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS: Winter Storm Prepardness
Sign up for NY –Alert weather reports on your computers and smartphones. Click here
Also, please familiarize yourself with the information on the NY EDEN website regarding Severe Summer storms and share this information widely. Click here
Specifically for agriculture, consider hosting Farm Disaster Preparedness clinics. Click here
Finally, for virtually any extreme weather event, preparedness is key. Click here
For more information click here: EmergencyPreparedness
Dealing With Power Outages:
What you need to know, click HERE
Portable Generator Safety, click HERE
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, click HERE
Staying Warm in an Unheated House, click HERE
Preparing Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Frozen Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Zika virus and the potential of its spread - click HERE
FREE INVASIVE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
CCE of Delaware County, in partnership with the Catskill Region Invasive Species Partnership Project (CRISP), will identify any suspected invasive species that you may locate in the county. Please call Carla Crim at 607-865-6531 for assistance.
NY CCE EDEN is supporting NOAA's National Weather Service "WeatherReady" nation vision, which includes increasing partnerships and redoubling our efforts in public outreach and education for all kinds of severe weather including floods. Next week offers a great opportunity for all entities in New York to prepare for floods and flash floods.
It is imperative that our citizens be prepared for flooding, whether it be from a thunderstorm with excessive rain, snow melt, ice jams, dam breaks or a tropical storm or hurricane.
The following websites have excellent information on flood safety.
Click here for complete list of upcoming events
4-H Career Explorations
June 28-30, All Day, Cornell University, Ithaca
Sidney Farmers' Market
June 28; July 5,12,19,26; August 2,9,16,23,30 - Video Entertainment Lot, Sidney
4-H Poultry Pullorum Testing
June 29, Noon-2:00pm, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi