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  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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This fact sheet authored by Joe Lawrence and Allison Kerwin was shared in a November PRO-DAIRY e-Leader Forage Systems alert, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators.


The 2023 growing season varied greatly in the Northeast. These extremes were captured in fields across locations of the NY VT Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Program. This level of variation offers the opportunity to contrast hybrid performance in diverse environments. However, it may also reduce the usefulness of studying broader forage quality trends.

The report offers insight into hybrid performance as influenced by growing environment, and when used in conjunction with other data and experience, can be a useful tool to evaluate how a hybrid may fit a farm's forage goals.

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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