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2009 Elba Muck Soil Nutrient Survey Summary

Christy Hoepting, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program

Last Modified: January 11, 2013

2009 Elba Muck Soil Nutrient Survey Summary
2009 Elba Muck Soil Nutrient Survey Summary
This is a three-part newsletter article series that describes the general nutrient status of the Elba muck land, based on a survey conducted in spring of 2009. In response to a finding that the Elba muck land was a major source of pollution into its water shed, the Oak Orchard, delivering excessive amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen, free soil nutrient tests were conducted for Elba muck land growers in hopes that they would apply nutrients according to the needs of their soils.  In total, soil samples were taken from 21 fields or blocks which were approximately 10, 25, 50 or 100 acres in size, and often consisted of several fields. Two to 20 sub-samples were taken per field/block for a total of 160 sub-samples. Samples were analyzed by the Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (CNAL). 

All of these soil test results were summarized by Christy Hoepting, Onion Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Program (CCE-VP). In addition to phosphorus and nitrogen, all information from the soil tests including organic matter, pH, potassium and micronutrients, were reviewed and opportunities for improved nutrient management for onion production suggested. It is hoped that this will mark the beginning of collaborative efforts among onion growers, CCE-VP, SWCDs and EPA to reduce nutrient loading into the Oak Orchard and other water sheds, but also to improve onion yield and profitability by optimizing nutrient management. 


Part I: Organic Matter and pH (pdf; 179KB)

Part II: Phosphorous, Potassium and Nitrogen (pdf; 195KB)

Part III: Calcium, Magnesium and Micronutrients (pdf; 209KB)

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This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm.  The program runs from November through January.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie's Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.

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At this meeting, we will review orchard Integrated Pest Management (IPM), referencing from the NY Private Fruit Category (22) manual. We will first review the core foundations of integrated pest management, and then discuss as a group some of the key pests found in Northern New York orchards. 
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Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide Compiled by Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Peter Jentsch & Juliet Carroll, Cornell University. Updated regularly. Check it out at this link!

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New Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series. 

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that sign up. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

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