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. Spotted Lanternfly — A New Threat to Delaware Agriculture Stephen […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]