Services

Archived Newsletters

December_2014_Newsletter.pdf
October_2014_Newsletter.pdf
Aug-Sept_Newsletter.pdf
July_2014_Newsletter.pdf
May-June_2014_Newsletter.pdf
April_Newsletter_2014.pdf
March_Newsletter_2014.pdf
February_Newsletter_2014.pdf
January2014Newsletter.pdf
DecemberNewsletter2013-1.pdf
November2013.pdf
September-October_Newsletter_2013.pdf
July-August_Newsletter_2013.pdf
June_Newsletter_2013.pdf
May_Newsletter_2013.pdf
April_Newsletter_2013.pdf
March_Newsletter_2013.pdf
February_Newsletter_2013.pdf
December_2012_Newsletter.pdf
October_2012_Newsletter.pdf
September_2012_Newsletter.pdf
August_2012_Newsletter.pdf
July_2012_Newsletter.pdf
June_2012_Newsletter.pdf
May_2012_Newsletter.pdf
March_2012_Newsletter.pdf

CAFO Planning

Several of the Certified Crop Advisors on staff are certified by New York State to write Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans. The CNMP is necessary to meet a farm’s CAFO Permit requirements and NRCS requirements. Cropland nutrient management and field conservation planning is developed through the use of New York State nitrogen and phosphorous indexes. Farmstead assessment and design is planned to withstand a 25 year 24 hour storm event.

The professional staff work with each farm individually and maintain strict confidentiality in regards to all information obtained.

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans

Several of the Certified Crop Advisors on staff are certified by New York State to write Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans. The CNMP is necessary to meet a farms CAFO Permit requirements and NRCS requirements. Cropland nutrient management and field conservation planning is developed through the use of New York State nitrogen and phosphorous indexes. Farmstead assessment and design is planned to withstand a 25 year 24 hour storm event.

The professional staff work with each farm individually and maintain strict confidentiality in regards to all information obtained.

Consulting

A full range of consulting services are provided for our members. Each recommendation is site-specific and tailored to fit the individual client. These services include herbicide and fertility recommendations, variety selection, and rotation management, and take into consideration the farm’s overall operation. The consultants are also available to answer any and all questions growers may have, and to address concerns as they arise

Fertility recommendations are based on soil sample results and are designed to provide the members with the most cost-effective means to maximize yields on each individual field. They utilize chemical fertilizers only as a supplement to the soils own resources, crop rotations, and manure management practices.

Herbicide recommendations are produced with four major areas of consideration: control, cost, crop safety, and the timeliness of application.

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Crop Rotations Tool

Our new crop rotations tool is available.  Click here to try it out  or go to wnycmarotations.azurewebsites.net

Crop Scouting

Scouting services are provided during the growing season, with regular, timely visits to monitor enrolled field acreage. Pest pressure is evaluated and weeds are identified and rated based on quantity. A timely follow-up recommendation accompanies each visit to the field that identifies a problem. Growers may enroll any number of acres in the scouting programs.

October Newsletter

OctNewsletter2015.pdf

Other Services

-The C.M.A. staff conducts research on beneficial topics, including forage digestibility and yields. The research is pertinent to our members and applicable to local conditions.

-Through the use of portable axle scales, our technicians can also weigh your wagons or trucks so that an accurate measurement of production by field can be obtained.

-Farm maps are created through a Global Information System and can be integrated with our in field Global Positioning System to produce a variety of precision applications to field crop management.

-As a member, you will receive timely newsletters, summarizing our finds during the season and providing pertinent information relative to field crop management. These publication keep members in touch with the most progressive information available.

Pest Risk Maps

Pest Risk Maps are now available at http://wnycmapests.azurewebsites.net/

This service plots the location of agronomic pest outbreaks in Western New York as observed in the field by the employees of WNYCMA.  You can filter map layers by pest, date and severity.  The map is colored from yellow to red based on the amount of fields containing a specific pest in an area.

Pesticide Review and Advisory

The Comprehensive Pesticide Review and Advisory Program will help you sort through tedious and confusing regulations.

Click on the brochure to see what programs we have to offer.
Pesticide_Brochure.pdf

Record Keeping Software

We are pleased to announce the release of our new record keeping client.

The service is free to WNYCMA members.  To use the service first download and install the appropriate software from the links below.  Second send an email containing your name and your farm name to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please put record keeping software in the subject line.

To update your software please download and run the update installer.


Downloads

First Install

WindowsXp
Windows7/8/10/Vista 32bit
Windows7/8/10/Vista 64bit

First Install if you own Access 2010 or greater

Windows7/8/10/Vista 32bit
Windows7/8/10/Vista 64bit

Update Installer

All operating systems


Tutorial Videos


Installation
Using the WNYCMA Record Keeping Client
How to determine what version of windows you are running

Remote Support:


Download and run the following link to allow WNYCMA to view and interact with your desktop.  This service is only available on weekdays during office hours.  Please call the Warsaw Office at 585-786-5831 to ensure that somebody will be on the other end of your connection if you use this service.
Remote Support Download


For further support call the WNYCMA office at 585-786-5831 or send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Soil Sampling

Technicians and scouts employed by the C.M.A. are trained to take soil samples with a focus on accurate results. They seek out unusual areas, grid sample to reflect soil type changes, and submit a representative specimen to the soil test laboratory for complete soil profile analysis so exact fertilizer needs can be ascertained.

A popular program offered by the C.M.A., grid pH testing, offers more detailed analysis. Each 1.25 acre area is tested with a hand held kit to measure pH. Through this method, poorer areas of the field can be pinpointed and subsequently corrected. Our GPS technology can be used for field pH mapping and variable rate field application of liming materials for accurate results. The C.M.A. also provides pre-side-dressing nitrogen tests (PSNT’s). These samples are collected on a timely basis and processed in the C.M.A. office so that immediate, accurate recommendations can be made for side-dressing nitrogen to each individual corn field.

Test Plots Website

The results for our 2015 Corn Silage, Corn Grain, and Soy test plots are in and have been processed.  They are available at our new interactive test plot website.

https://testplot.azurewebsites.net

Webmaps

We are proud to announce the release of our new web mapping platform.
Click Here to Try It out or go to http://wnycma.azurewebsites.net.

This site should work in all browsers on all devices including ios and windows phone, but it tends to perform best in Google Chrome.

If you have an android mobile device we have an app on the playstore.  Click Here to get it.

The instructions below are for usage of the website version of this service:

To use the webmap sign in using your google account.  If you have never signed in before you will be prompted for “Your Farm’s Secret Code” which can be obtained from any WNYCMA employee.  Once you have been connected to your farm’s information the map will zoom to your fields and make them visible.

The square button in the upper right hand corner is your layer list.  It allows you to toggle the display of various information such as satellite photos, manure setbacks, planned crop maps etc.

The magnifying glass is a search button.  Clicking on it will open a dialogue in which you can type part of a field name.  This will return a list with all of the fields that contain your query.  Clicking on one will take you to that field.

Clicking on a field in the map window brings up a popup menu that allows you to view recommendations, soil test results and interact with the notes layer.

Clicking outside of a field in the map window brings up a popup menu that allows you to interact with the notes layer.  The notes layer allows you to drop points on the map and share them with other users on your farm as well as WNYCMA staff.