Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).
Image by Jason Koski

Chautauqua County's dairy industry is valued at about 70 million dollars.


We have the highest number of Grape acreage in NYS counties.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County offers research-based resources and education to our farming community and the general public. Educators help farms to remain viable and profitable businesses by providing comprehensive, research-based information in animal and natural resource husbandry, business planning and marketing, diversified farm products, and technical and financial support opportunities. We connect clients with Cornell University faculty, Extension experts, and with other community agencies that also can provide information and support.

The Agricultural Improvement Grant Applications are now closed. We are reviewing them carefully. Currently over twice the available funds have been requested. 

Pesticide Questions? We Have the Answers...

Join DEC's Bureau of Pesticides Management for three, 60-minute informative webinars on:

What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Exterminator)
July 21 at 6 p.m.

Information for the general public about pesticides, integrated pest management, hiring an exterminator, the neighbor notification law, and more. Pick up tips on how to protect yourself, your family, and your environment while using pesticides
Register now

How to Become a Pesticide Applicator
July 23 at 6 p.m.

A walk through the process of becoming a certified pesticide applicator. Whether you want to do landscaping, structural pest control, or agriculture, learn how to qualify for the exam and start your new career.
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New York State Pesticide Use and Regulations
July 28 at 6 p.m.

DEC Staff will explain the differences between minimum risk, general, and restricted use pesticides, how to avoid common violations in the field, and how to become certified applicators and register a pest control business.
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For more information about the webinars or DEC's Pesticides Program, please visit our website.



Fungicides labeled for Cucurbit Downy Mildew (pdf; 183KB)

Effectively Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew in NY in 2017 (pdf; 175KB)

Biopesticides for Managing Diseases of Cucurbits Organically (pdf; 214KB)

Efficacy of Organic Fungicides for Vegetable Diseases and Herbs (pdf; 158KB)


Late Blight Photos

Late Blight Fact Sheet

Fungicide Recommendations

Last updated December 21, 2022