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  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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This fact sheet was shared in the July PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators.

Each corn silage harvest season presents its own unique opportunities and challenges. From a statewide perspective, 2022 is quite diverse with areas of excess rainfall to areas of moderate drought. As you consider the growing conditions your farm has experienced to date, the following may help you anticipate opportunities and challenges with this year’s corn silage.

According to the Climate Smart Farming Growing Degree Day Calculator most corn growing areas of the state are tracking at or slightly above the 15-year average growing degree day (GDD) accumulation since early May. Above average heat increases likelihood of harvest before “mud” season.

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The Humphrey PACT (Practitioner - Assistant - Collaborative - Training) Program pairs undergraduate students in Global Development with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to work on a research endeavor in the fields of agriculture, rural development...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Sarah Dressel-Nikles '11, right with check, president of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory board, New York State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-41st), left with check, and Jared Buono, director of the lab with CALS leaders, lab staff and board, and members of the New York Farm Bureau.


The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, New York, a partnership between Cornell AgriTech and area growers, is receiving $1 million in capital funding from the state for improvements that will take the research facility into the future...

  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension