Issue 26:27 – September 28, 2018

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Last Issue of WCU for 2018

Vegetable Crops
Fall and Winter Crops are Just Getting Started in High Tunnels
Are You Growing Cover Crops for Maximum Benefits
Cabbage Maggots are Out and About
Good Pumpkins

Agronomic Crop
Field Corn Insect Damage
Potential Hurricanes and Flooding
2018 Seasonal Rainfall and Temperature
Consider a Fall Soil Nitrate Test to Guide Nitrogen Applications to Small Grains After Corn
Fall Pasture Management Tips

General
Reflect on Insect Challenges in 2018
Guess the Pest! End of Season Raffle Winner Announced!

Announcements
Growing Farmers Workshops – various dates, Greenville
Sussex Master Gardeners Summer & Fall Workshops – various dates, Georgetown
Fall Farm Tour – Oct 12, Dorchester Co., MD
Annie’s Project Women Managing Commercial Poultry – starts Oct 16, Georgetown
Small Ruminant Field Day – Oct 20, Dover
Delmarva Soil Summit – Nov 1, Princess Anne, MD
New Horse Owner Seminar – Nov 3, Dover
Women In Ag Equine Series – starts Nov 8, Dover
Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School – Nov 13-15, Ocean City, MD
Ornamentals and Turf Workshop – Nov 14, Hockessin
Delaware Ag Week – Jan 14-17, Harrington
Delaware Horticulture Industry Expo – Jan 16-17, Dover
Future Harvest CASA’s Growing our Future Harvest Conference – Jan 17-19, College Park, MD
MidAtlantic Women in Ag Conference – Feb 13, Dover
Upcoming Women in Ag Webinars

Weather

Last Issue of Weekly Crop Update for 2018

This is the last issue of Weekly Crop Update for the 2018 season. I hope that this newsletter has been a useful resource to you as you dealt with the numerous challenges of this past growing season.

My thanks to the Extension specialists and agents who have contributed articles this year — the WCU would obviously not be possible without them. New regular contributors to WCU brought new ideas and expertise to WCU this year. If there were WCU articles that you found particularly useful I hope you will let the writer know.

My thanks as well to our office staff at the Carvel Research & Education Center, who make sure the WCU gets to our fax and mail subscribers.

Best wishes for a safe and prosperous fall harvest season. I look forward to seeing many of you at meetings this winter.

Kind regards,
Emmalea Ernest
Associate Scientist – Vegetable Crops
; emmalea@udel.edu