steel silos, frequently silver in color
are commonly called grain bins and are designed for the easy
loading, unloading and long term storage of cereal grains such
|Round bales of hay and
traditional way hay and straw were packaged in the field was
a “bale” that was about 50 lbs. in size and measured about 16”
X 36”. These round bales are a new way to store hay that allows
the hay to be kept in the field longer and more efficiently.
Some hay is also bound in large bales that again are 3 times
as large as the typical bale.
|10’ X 10’ block buildings
standing next to an old barn
||It is called a “Milk
House” and indicated that at one time that farm produced milk
and was therefore subject to health and safety regulations, one
of which required the construction of a “Milk House.”
|Long white plastic worms
||These tubes are an
economical replacement for the traditional silo. Cattle feed
is packed in the plastic tube and taken out as needed.
|This is a technique
farmers use to get an early jump on spring work by fall plowing
the heavier soils that are slow to dry out in the spring.
|Fields outlined in trees
when seen from above
||The most limiting
factor to crop growth in soil is drainage. Therefore, most fields
have a network of drainage tiles within them and those tiles
channel water to ditches that are along the sides of the fields.
As fields are taken out of production, these ditches will fill
with volunteer trees that will eventually plug up the ditches.
||This is an award given
by the NYS Agriculture Society to a farm operation that has carried
on agriculture production for at least 100 years. In this region,
the Jerome Farm (1817) located in Naples was given this award
|Large plastic greenhouses
seen on farms
||This is a new more economical
structure for animal housing when compared to the traditional
|Crops planted in strips
along the side of the hills
||This is a soil conservation
technique called strip cropping. The technique reduces soil erosion
by imposing a grass strip that stops the flow of water running
off the cropped areas.
outer space thing next to the crop
|It is a weather station
used to monitor temperature, moisture and wind speed. Today the
effectiveness of pest management along with irrigation and other
crop management techniques are dependent on an in-depth knowledge
of weather conditions. These radio-controlled weather stations
provide the farm operator with that knowledge.