Cornell Cooperative Extension http://wrvo.org en Invasive insect threatening hemlock trees near Skaneateles Lake http://wrvo.org/post/invasive-insect-threatening-hemlock-trees-near-skaneateles-lake <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">There’s a new invasive insect causing problems in </span>Onondaga<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> County. The hemlock woolly </span>adelgid<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> has started feeding on hemlock trees in the watershed that provides water for the city of Syracuse.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:54:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58113 at http://wrvo.org Invasive insect threatening hemlock trees near Skaneateles Lake Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Onondaga County http://wrvo.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-discovered-onondaga-county <p>Now that the Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, has been discovered in Onondaga County a special task force will begin making decisions about the future of ash trees, which account for 13 percent of the trees in central New York.<p>The EAB can kill an ash tree in as little as two years. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:31:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42015 at http://wrvo.org Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Onondaga County Farmers on guard after armyworms found in St. Lawrence County http://wrvo.org/post/farmers-guard-after-armyworms-found-st-lawrence-county <p>An infestation of True Armyworms was identified last week in a hay field in central St. Lawrence County, prompting growers to take an extra look at their grass and corn fields.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:19:24 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41786 at http://wrvo.org Farmers on guard after armyworms found in St. Lawrence County State, Cornell Cooperative Extension teach public to identify invasive pests http://wrvo.org/post/state-cornell-cooperative-extension-teach-public-identify-invasive-pests <p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:16:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41613 at http://wrvo.org State, Cornell Cooperative Extension teach public to identify invasive pests Wasp watchers being recruited http://wrvo.org/post/wasp-watchers-being-recruited <p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:11:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40591 at http://wrvo.org Wasp watchers being recruited Upstate farmers get innovative to access major food markets http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-farmers-get-innovative-access-major-food-markets <p>Most of the time, Eric Andrus is a beef and rice farmer. But lately, he’s learning to be a boat builder. On this day, he’s in the barn, sanding the hull of a big wooden barge.</p><p>“We’re about to apply the second layer of plywood,”&nbsp;Andrus&nbsp;says.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:09:30 +0000 Sarah Harris 38383 at http://wrvo.org Upstate farmers get innovative to access major food markets New York's "local" beef, often not as local as you think http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-local-beef-often-not-local-you-think <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The steaks stacked in the coolers of butcher shops in New York may be marketed as local, but just what that label means varies widely.</span> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:07:53 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38111 at http://wrvo.org New York's "local" beef, often not as local as you think Central New York prepares for the Emerald Ash Borer http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-prepares-emerald-ash-borer <p>It's only a matter of time before the ash tree population in central New York is decimated by the Emerald Ash Borer. A task force is at work getting ready for the invasion of the deadly insects, that are now in massive numbers only two counties away from Onondaga County. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:44:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31661 at http://wrvo.org Central New York prepares for the Emerald Ash Borer Dry weather threatens hay, corn crops http://wrvo.org/post/dry-weather-threatens-hay-corn-crops <p>The hot, dry weather is taking a toll on crops in the region. Scattered heavy rains have brought some relief to some areas, but overall, production of field crops like hay and corn is suffering. In the North Country, it&#39;s been decades since the area experienced a summer so dry.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:21:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 22773 at http://wrvo.org