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2022 New York On-Farm Research Partnership Projects

There is great power in coordinated on-farm research where field data are generated through well designed, repeated and widely implemented trials, with proper data collection and statistically valid analyses. Consider being an on-farm research partner! Our motto is: "Relevant Questions and Sound Science for Agricultural Profitability and Protection of the Environment".

The On-Farm Research Partnership is a partnership of producers, the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program, PRODAIRY, Cornell Cooperative Extension, crop and nutrient management consulting firms, and other farm advisors and agencies. We aim to establish a statewide research partnership that enables us to pose relevant question (farmer and farm advisor driven priorities) and get these questions answered efficiently (large datasets), aiding in development of science-based guidance and implementation of both on-farm and whole-farm nutrient management practices.

NMSP Active Projects:

  1. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Alfalfa/Grass and Corn Fields
  2. Dairy Sustainability Key Performance Indicators
  3. Whole Farm Nutrient Balance Assessment
  4. Updating of the New York Corn Yield Database
  5. Forage Yield Monitor Data Processing for Accurate Maps
  6. Getting the Most out of On-Farm Research
  7. Yield Stability Zones for Improved N Management of Corn
  8. Active Crop Sensor Use for Corn and Sorghum
  9. Drones for Yield Predictions and N Management Decisions
  10. Brachytic Dwarf Brown Midrib Forage Sorghum in Double Crop Rotations
  11. Winter Cereals as Double Crops in Corn or Sorghum Rotations
  12. Phosphorus Index Evaluation in The Northeast

Completed Projects

  1. Land Application of Acid Whey
  2. Corn and Hay Yield, Quality and Soil Health as Impacted by Manure Management
  3. Can Manure Replace the Need for Starter N for Corn?
  4. Nitrogen Credits of Cover Crops in Corn Silage Rotations
  5. Calibration of Forage Yield Monitors for Corn Silage and Alfalfa/Grass
  6. Potassium and Sulfur Management of Alfalfa
  7. Cation Exchange Capacity; Laboratory Methodology Study
  8. New York State Starter Phosphorus Project
  9. Lime and Buffer pH
  10. County-Based Soil Test Summaries
  11. Brown Midrib Sorghum Sudangrass
  12. Teff For New York State
  13. Seasonal P Project
  14. Soil Test Conversion Equations
  15. Manure Use for Alfalfa; Pros and Cons (Literature Summary)
  16. Nitrogen Credits of Winter Cover Crops (Literature Summary)
  17. New York State Nitrogen Leaching Index

Additional Information

If you would like to receive more information, have suggestions for future projects, or have questions, contact Quirine Ketterings ( or 607-255-3061). You can also write to: Quirine Ketterings, Nutrient Management Spear Program, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, 323 Morrison Hall, Ithaca NY 14853.