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Organic is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing segments of the U.S. agricultural market and is an increasingly important engine of growth for New York's farmers, large and small. Cornell supports organic agriculture and dairy through numerous research and extension activities.

The information on this website is a valuable resource for farmers and gardeners, agricultural educators, governmental agency representatives, university faculty and extension educators, and all others interested in organic production systems.

Visit the producers and gardeners resources pages for specific production strategies for everything from squash to seed corn.

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https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/
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https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

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Researchers to explore perennial grains with $1.77M grant

May 1, 2020

A Cornell researcher is part of a multi-institution team helping upstate New York organic farmers grow and increase profitability of perennial grain crops, which can be planted once and will yield grain for multiple years.

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 29

Weather Outlook – April 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020

Last week temperatures ranged from 2 to 10 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to two inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-10.

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 22

Weather Outlook – April 23, 2020

Apr 23, 2020


Last week temperatures ranged from 6 to 12 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a hundredth of an inch to one inch. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-6.
 

GDD Base 50 March 1 - April 15

Weather Outlook – April 16, 2020

Apr 16, 2020


Last week temperatures ranged from near normal to 4 degrees below normal. Precipitation has ranged from a quarter of an inch to near 3 inches. Base 50 growing degree-days ranged from 0-10.
 

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Building Soil Health in Organic Systems Webinar

Apr 13, 2020

This webinar (on Friday, April 17 at 1 pm EDT) will address The Organic Center's new research conducted in partnership with the University of Maryland on the benefits of organic farming to soil health and climate change mitigation, and specific organic soil-building practices to illuminate strategies that have the biggest impacts on soil health.

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