Irrigation and Fusarium Head Blight

May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

http://extension.udel.edu/fieldcropdisease/2015/05/19/irrigation-and-fusarium-head-blight/

Fusarium Head Blight Management in 2015

May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Please see article by Nathan Kleczewski, Extension Plant Pathologist, UD:

http://extension.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/?p=7921

Weekly Crop Update: Subscribe Now

April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Weekly Crop Update is University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s vegetable and agronomic crops newsletter.  The contributors to WCU are University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Specialists and Agents (and a few others).  The WCU keeps readers in our region informed on production topics, disease and insect outbreaks, the latest weed, insect and disease control options, grain marketing news, pasture and forage management, and upcoming meetings and events.

If you do not receive the WCU and would like to subscribe, click on the link for further instructions: http://extension.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/?p=7696

The current issue can be found here: http://extension.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/

2015 Delaware Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Now Available

April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

The 2015 Delaware Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendation Guide is now available online at: http://extension.udel.edu/ag/vegetable-fruit-resources/commercial-vegetable-production-recommendations/

2015 UD Weed Management Guides Now Available

April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

The 2015 corn, soybean, and pasture & hay weed management guides are now available from the UD Weed Science Program. They can be found online at this link: http://extension.udel.edu/ag/weed-science/weed-management-guides/

2015 Handy Bt Trait Table

April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Handy Bt Trait Table by Christina DiFonzo (Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology) has been updated for 2015. It can be found at this link: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/bt_corn_trait_table_updated_for_2015

Upcoming Training: Nematode Management and Nimitz Training Offered

February 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Please visit the UD Fields Crop Disease Management Blog for more information:

http://extension.udel.edu/fieldcropdisease/2015/02/25/nematode-management-and-nimitz-training-offered/

Custom Work Charges in Maryland 2015

February 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

University of Maryland Extension has released a fact sheet on custom work charges in 2015. The fact sheet can be found at this website: https://extension.umd.edu/grainmarketing/custom-rates-0

Maryland Custom Farming 2015

 

2015 New and Beginning Farmer Training Program

January 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

The new and beginning farmer training program is for new and beginning farmers working in small-scale vegetable and/or fruit production. Through hands-on training, demonstrations, workshops, field trips and farm tours, as well as self–study, growers will spend an entire growing season learning and growing with Delaware Cooperative Extension, and other, invited agriculture industry professionals. Although not limited to the following topics, this training will explore the fundamentals of soil fertility and health, basic crop production, integrated pest management, food safety, marketing, business planning and development, and provide an excellent networking opportunity.

This training program is scheduled for the entirety of the growing season.

In New Castle County, meetings are scheduled for the third Monday evening of the month, 6-8 pm, February– May and September-November on February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June-July-August (dates to be determined at the start of the training program based on participants’ availability), September 21, October 19, and November 16. Sessions will be held at the Extension Office, and on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus and cooperating farms. There will be additional evening and occasional Saturday sessions to accommodate field trips, hands-on activities and farm tours.

In Sussex County, meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday evenings of the month, 6-8 pm on February 23, March 23, April 27, May 19 (due to the Memorial Day holiday), June-July-August (dates to be determined at the start of the training program based on participants’ availability), September 28, October 26 and November 23. Sessions will be held at the Extension Office, Carvel Research and Education Center and cooperating farms. There will be additional evening and occasional Saturday sessions to accommodate field trips, hands-on activities and farm tours.

For registration information and any additional questions/concerns contact:
Carrie Murphy, Extension Educator, cjmurphy@udel.edu or (302) 831-COOP, New Castle
Tracy Wootten, Extension Educator, wootten@udel.edu or (302) 856-7303, Sussex

Visit the UD Field Crops Disease Management Blog Now!

January 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Have you heard about the UD Field Crops Disease Management Blog? Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, UD Extension Plant Pathologist, frequently posts researched based, unbiased information that can be used in your operation. If you are making decisions regarding seed treatments, fungicides, planting resistant varieties and pesticide applications and/or want to know more about field crop diseases that are actually of concern in Delaware and Maryland, visit the UD Field Crops Disease Management Blog now:

http://extension.udel.edu/fieldcropdisease/

The most recent post is about a new seed treatment for soybeans called iLeVO. Recent topics include soybean rust and spray strategies for small grain head coverage.