Soil Health Workshop – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m.  Dinner Available to Workshop Participants 6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction 6:05 p.m.—6:50 p.m. How Much Fertilizer Do We Really Need? Dr. Buz Kloot, University of South Carolina 6:50 p.m.—7:45 p.m. The Importance of Mycorrhizal Fungi: The Unseen Benefactors in Agricultural Ecosystems Wendy Taheri, TerraNimbus, LLC 7:45 p.m. BREAK  7:50 p.m.—8:35 p.m. […]

Pesticides, Bee Safety & Value of Forage – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Special Session  – FVGAD Moderator:  Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture 1:15 p.m.—1:25 p.m. Introduction Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture  1:25 p.m.—1:30 p.m. The State of Delaware’s Bees (video) Meghan McConnell, Delaware State Apiarist 1:30 p.m.—2:10 p.m. Honey Bees and Other Bees as Fruit Pollinators Dr. […]

Poultry Session – Afternoon – Monday, January 8, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 1:25 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  1:30 p.m.—1:45 p.m. 2018 Farm Bill Update: Remarks from Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester, Member of the House Agriculture Committee 1:45 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Embracing Change in the Poultry Industry […]

Agronomy/Soybean – Afternoon – Thursday, January 11, 2018

Exhibit Hall 1:15 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Alyssa Collins, Director, Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Penn State University  2:05 p.m.—2:55 p.m. Management of Malting Barley Talk to Enhance Yield and Quality Dr. Wade Thomason, Extension Agronomy Specialist, Virginia Tech 2:55 p.m.         BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 3:15 p.m.—3:45 p.m. How to Protect […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 11, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 8:00 a.m.—8:45 a.m. Doors Open-Visit with Exhibitors  8:45 a.m.—8:50 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Director, Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center  8:50 a.m.—9:05 a.m. USDA Marketing Assistance Loans—A Marketing and Cash Flow Tool Maryann Reed, County Executive Director, Kent County […]

Small Flock Poultry – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room 6:00 p.m.—6:10 p.m. Introduction, DSU Update Mike Wasylkowski, Delaware State University  6:10 p.m.—6:20 p.m. Farm School Pastured Broiler Project Andrew Wyttenbach, Student Worker, Delaware State University 6:20 p.m.—7:05 p.m. Feed and Feeding Small Flocks of Poultry Dr. Richard Barczewski, Chairman of Ag and Natural Resources, Delaware State University 7:05 p.m. BREAK/QUESTIONS  […]

Fresh Market Session – FVGAD – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Exhibit Hall   Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Cole Crop Variety Trials 2017-Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Tomatoes Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m. Managing Phytophthora capsici in Vegetable Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland […]

Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Cole Crop Variety Trials 2017-Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Tomatoes Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Phytophthora capsici in Vegetable Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of […]

Agriculture & EPA Session – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Agriculture and the Environment – EPA Region 3 Deputy Regional Administrator Cecil Rodrigues and EPA Region 3 Agriculture Advisor Kelly Shenk will discuss EPA’s efforts to further open the lines of communication with the agricultural community.  They will provide updates on EPA’s national and regional programs and policies affecting agriculture, highlight […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., President, FVGAD 9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Extension Educator, University of Delaware 9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber Variety Trials and Population Studies; Processing Pepper Variety Trials; Root Knot […]

Tile Drainage Session – Tuesday, January 9,2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Moderator:  James Adkins, Irrigation Specialist, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—1:02 p.m. Tile Drainage Session Welcome James Adkins, Irrigation Specialist, University of Delaware  1:02 p.m.—1:20 p.m. Legal Considerations for Tile Drainage Jayme Arthurs, USDA NRCS Delaware  1:20 p.m.—1:40 p.m. Basic Soil, Elevation and Outlet Components to a Successful Design Rich Gorlich, USDA […]

Soil Fertility Session – Evening – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Exhibit Hall  Speakers will walk you through the basics of soil fertility and the challenges associated with managing our region’s coastal plain soils. The second half of the program will focus on primary nutrients and soil test reporting of those nutrients. Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware Speakers: Dr. Nicole Fiorellino, Chesapeake […]

Hay and Pasture Conference – PM – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Healing the Land with High Density Grazing Doug Peterson, Missouri Rancher and Iowa and Missouri Regional Soil Health Specialist, Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS, Des Moines, Iowa 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Nutrients and Forage Quality Dr. Jarrod Miller, Agronomist, University of Delaware  3:00 […]

Delmarva Hay and Pasture Conference – AM – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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.—9:45 a.m. Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Pasture and Hay Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware Quintin Johnson, Extension Weed Associate, University of Delaware  9:45 […]

General & Produce Food Safety Session – FVGAD -Tues., Jan. 9, 2018

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 David Marvel, Jr., FVGAD President  9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Extension Educator, University of Delaware  9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. New Promotion Program from the Delaware Department of Agriculture Stacey Hofmann, Communication […]

Poultry Session – Evening – Monday, January 8, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 5:45 p.m.—5:50 p.m. Biosecurity for Commercial Poultry Growers Video University of Maryland  5:50 p.m.—6:20 p.m. Ventilation for Bird Health Michael Czarick, University of Georgia  6:20 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS  6:35 p.m.—7:20 p.m. Poultry Disease Updates: Managing Risks for Necrotic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fruit Session – FVGAD – Monday, January 8, 2018

Commodities Building Moderator:  Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Pesticide Safety Basics for Applicator Protection Kerry Richards, Pesticide Safety Educator, University of Delaware 6:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Developing a Multi-Species Tree and Small Fruit Spray Program David Myers, Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland 7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Strawberry […]