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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 pec7@cornell.edu.

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.

Identification Resources:

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: mk129@cornell.edu or 607-865-6531.   

PERENNIAL FORAGE CUTTING HEIGHTS

Recommendations:
Alfalfa

* 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 vsd22@cornell.edu.

 

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 vsd22@cornell.edu.

 

Click here for a complete list of local Farmers' Markets:   Farmers Markets - 2016

 

 Sidney FM 

 Walton FM

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.

FLOOD AWARENESS

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.

 

http://www.weather.gov/bgm/preparednessFSAWNY2016

 

http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/

 

https://www.ready.gov/floods

 

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/flood

Events
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