Irrigation Field Day – Wednesday August 20, 2014

University of Delaware Irrigation Field Day – CORRECTION The University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold an Irrigation Field Day on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Warrington Irrigation Research Farm located on the corners of Route 5 and DE 290 Cool Spring Road/Hurdle […]

2013 Weed School

2014 Weed School goes back to basics

Delaware Cooperative Extension as announced has announced its 2014 schedule of Weed School Training to be held at two locations in March. The weed management training will focus on weeds and issues with agronomic crops and commercial vegetables. The training will be conducted by Mark VanGessel, UD Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist and his research and […]

Food Safety Courses for Produce Handlers/Growers

DELAWARE PRODUCE FOOD SAFETY TRAININGS FOR 2014 In 2014, three initial training opportunities will be offered for produce growers on food safety and good agricultural practices and good handling practices (GAP’s and GHP’s) by the Delaware Cooperative Extension.  Training covers microbial food contaminants, outbreaks associated with produce, how produce becomes contaminated, Good Agricultural Practices in […]

Mary Argo wins Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award for Sussex County

Delaware 4-H announced Mary Argo as the 2013 recipient of the Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award for Sussex County. Argo was honored during the Sussex County 4-H annual achievement celebration held at the Carvel Research & Education Center in Georgetown  on Sept. 28, 2013, and attended by approximately 150 4-H families and supporters. Argo, […]

Extension to teach National ServSafe food safety course in September, 2013

Is the food you are eating prepared safely? Knowledgeable, well-trained staff equals customer confidence! The University of Delaware Sussex County Cooperative Extension office in Georgetown will offer two different levels of food safety courses, ServSafe® and Dine Safe in September, 2013. Workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and […]

Extension Vegetable & Fruit Open House August 14

Extension Vegetable & Fruit Program Open House Wednesday, August 14, 2013    4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Carvel Research and Education Center 16483 County Seat Highway Georgetown, DE 19947 Come see and hear about many of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Vegetable and Fruit Program’s field research projects from the 2013 season. Watermelons: potassium, growth regulators, […]

In August Master Gardeners offer workshops on hostas, insect safari

  Sussex County Master Gardeners will offer two workshops in August.  On Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m., Master Gardener Vickie Thompson will conduct a workshop on hostas.  Learn about these easy-to-grow, shade-loving perennials known for their beautiful foliage.  See examples of several different colors, sizes and leaf styles.  Also, become familiar with the many […]

Blueberries could be small wonder for Delaware


Move over Maine, the First State has its eye on blueberries as a production crop. Blueberries,Vaccinium corymbosum,  the tiny sweet blue fruits touted for their health benefits are a favorite among fruit lovers and health conscious people. With consumer demand trending toward buying local, blueberries could be a no-brainer bonanza for the First State. For […]

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