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To support New York State's burgeoning organic dairy industry, organic field crop production is a critical component to aid its success.  The below topics provide you with the information you need to grow organic field crops in New York:

Production Information

Research

Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab - areas of research include perennial grains, forage intercropping, cover crop interseeding, and cover crop rotational no-till

Organic Cropping Systems Project - this project is a collaborative effort between scientists and organic farmers. The intent is to find methods for further improving organic cropping systems.

Integrated Pest Management

New York State Integrated Pest Management: Livestock and Field Crops - We help you deal with pests—with the weeds, insects, and plant diseases that infest your crops, and the mites, ticks, flies, and lice that plague your livestock.

NYS IPM online course for Field Corn Insect Pests - YouTube

Extension

Soil Health

New York State Soil Health Initiative - Provides outreach materials and support practitioner training, field days, and soil health assessments on collaborating farms from all types of systems.

Cornell Soil Health Lab - Offers the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health which is designed for farmers, gardeners, agricultural service providers, landscape managers and researchers who want to go beyond simply testing the nutrient levels of their soils.

Variety Trials

Small Grains Cultivar Testing (including organic trials)