Woodland Management Workshop – AM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Commodities Building “DELAWARE’S FOREST ASSETS” 8:30 am Registration 9:00 a.m. Delaware FORESTRY in Action: 2016 Update & 2017 Forecast Dr. Mike Valenti – Forestry Administrator, Delaware Forest Service 9:45 a.m.   Delaware Pollinator Protection Plan – “Bees Need Trees” Dr. Faith Kuehn, DDA- Plant Industries Administrator 10:30 a.m. Insect & Disease Concerns Affecting Delaware Forestland […]

Agronomy/Soybean – PM – Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exhibit Hall 1:15 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Horseweed, Palmer, Ragweed-Are We Gaining on Them? Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware 2:05 p.m.—2:50 p.m. Crediting Delaware Agriculture Through Chesapeake Bay Partnership Models and Documenting Success Through Monitoring Rich Batiuk, Associate Director for Science, Analysis and Implementation, United States Environmental Protection Agency 2:50 p.m. BREAK/VISIT […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Doors Open-Visit with Exhibitors 8:30 a.m.—9:20 a.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, Research and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Delaware 9:20 a.m.—10:10 a.m. Update to the UD Agronomic Crop Fertility Recommendations Dr. Amy Shober, Extension Nutrient Management […]

Small Flock Poultry – PM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room Moderator:  Dr. Brigid McCrea, Extension Poultry Specialist, Delaware State University 6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Introductions Dr. Brigid McCrea, Extension Poultry Specialist, Delaware State University 6:05 p.m.—6:50 p.m. Top Myths in Poultry Health and Production Dr. Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, University of Maryland Extension 6:50 p.m. BREAK 7:00 p.m.—7:45 p.m. Antibiotic vs. Non-Antibiotic […]

Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – PM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:20 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Disease Management in Vine Crops (watermelons, muskmelons, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers) Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of Delaware 2:00 p.m.—2:10 p.m. Vine Crop Herbicide Update Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University […]

Soil Health Workshop – PM – Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m. Dinner Available to Workshop Participants 6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions 6:05 p.m.—6:25 p.m. Cover Crops: Why Grow a Crop You Don’t Sell? Russell Hedrick, JRH Grain Farms LLC, Hickory, North Carolina 6:25 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Tailoring Cover Crops and Management to Your Farming Goals Russell Hedrick, JRH Grain Farms LLC, Hickory, […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – AM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:00 a.m.—9:20 a.m. Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber Variety Trials, Nitrogen Application Rates, and Population Studies. Processing Pepper Variety Trials. Updates on Research with Bacterial Inoculants in Lima Beans. Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:20 a.m.—9:40 a.m. […]

Small Ruminant Session – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room  6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  6:05 p.m.—6:20 p.m. Introduction and Future Prospective of Delaware State University’s Small Ruminant Program Dr. Kwame Mathews, Assistant Professor and Small Ruminant Specialist, Delaware State University  6:20 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Traceability and the National Scrapie Eradication Program Dr. Alan Huddleston, Associate Team Lead, USDA, APHIS, VS, […]

Equine Session – PM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall  Moderator:  Sydney Riggi, Extension Agent, Nutrient Management, University of Delaware  6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  6:05 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Understanding Your Farm’s Soil Type and Its Impact on Your Pasture Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  6:30 p.m.—7:15 p.m. Managing the Risk of Laminitis in Horses on Pasture Dr. Sarah Ralston, […]

Hay and Pasture Conference – PM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  1:00 p.m.—1:20 p.m. Greetings from American Forage and Grassland Council Robert Shoemaker, President-Elect, American Forage and Grassland Council 1:20 p.m.—1:50 p.m. *Hay Testing: How to Sample and What Numbers to Expect for Various Types of Hay David Wert, President and Reporter, Market News, Lewisburg, […]

Fresh Market Session – FVGAD – PM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware Cole Crop Session 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Challenges with Cole Crop Production in Delaware-High Population Broccoli, Brussel’s Sprouts Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—1:45 p.m. Disease Management in Cole Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant […]

Grain Marketing Session – AM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.  Includes Lunch in the Dover Building. View the flyer for more information! Barnaby-RAM2 RAM ll – Risk Assessed Marketing Workshop is free; however, pre-registration is required, limited to 45 participants. Contact Laurie Wolinski for more information at 302-831-2538 or lgw@udel.edu.  Presenter: Dr. Art Barnaby The RAM workshop is […]

Delmarva Hay and Pasture Conference – AM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 9:00 a.m.—9:15 a.m. Welcome and Housekeeping Details Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 9:15 a.m.—10:00 a.m. The Effects of Plant Structure and Type of Growth on Hay and Pasture Management-Part 1 Ray Smith, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky 10:00 a.m. Break/visit […]

General & Produce Food Safety Session – FVGAD – AM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware GENERAL SESSION 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome John Filasky, Jr., FVGAD President GENERAL SESSION – Spotlight on the Georgia Vegetable Industry 9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Vegetable Research and the Vegetable Industry in Georgia Dr. Timothy Coolong, Associate Professor, Vegetable Production, Department of Horticulture, […]

Beef Cattle Producers Session – PM – Monday, January 9, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room 6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Understanding Your Farm’s Soil Type and Its Impact on Your Pasture Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 6:30 p.m. Break for Light Dinner & Delaware Beef Advisory Board/NCBA Updates— Sponsored by the Delaware Beef Advisory Board 7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Weaning Time Management Strategies TBA 7:30 p.m.—7:50 […]

Fruit Session – FVGAD – PM – Monday, January 9, 2017

Commodities Building Moderator:  Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware This session is focused on protected culture of fruit including high tunnels, greenhouses, low tunnels  and shade structures. 6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Protected Culture Fruit Systems in the United States, Europe and Asia Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, […]

Poultry Session – Evening – Monday, January 9, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, University of Maryland Extension 6:10 p.m.—6:55 p.m. Electrical and Farm Safety Strategies Dr. Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, University of Maryland Extension Jennifer Rhodes, Agriculture Educator, University of Maryland 6:55 p.m.—7:20 p.m. Biosecurity…It’s Up to You! Amy Syester, Account Manager, Chemtrade 7:20 p.m.—7:45 p.m. Poultry Air Emissions and […]

Poultry Session – Afternoon – Monday, January 9, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, University of Maryland Extension 2:00 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Welcome and Announcements 2:05 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Windrow Composting Procedures Bud Malone, Malone Poultry Consulting 2:45 p.m.—3:25 p.m. Disease Suppression with Windrow Composting Dr. Ken Macklin, Poultry Extension Specialist, Auburn University 3:25 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 3:45 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Crediting Delaware […]