Small Grains Update

Small Grains Update

A timely update from UD Extension Specialists on March 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Wheat and barley growers will be itching to get back in the field and can join this brief zoom meeting covering fertility and pest management. 1.0 Delaware and 3.0 Maryland pesticide continuing education credit will be available.

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January 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Lambing and Kidding



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Successful lambing and kidding is critical to the profitability of sheep and goat operations. Lambing and kidding is one of the most stressful time periods during small-ruminant production.
The Delaware Extension Small Ruminant team is pleased to present this session. Dr. Pelzer will cover:

  • Stages of lambing/kidding
  • How to handle lambing or kidding problems – When and how to intervene
  • How to deliver healthy lambs and kids
  • Health issues during gestation and after lambing or kidding

Kevin Pelzer, Professor
Production Management Medicine (Clinician) Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech

Groundbreaking treatment prevents parasites in sheep

DelMarVa Ag clips posted – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) today announced a groundbreaking treatment that prevents anemia, weight loss, poor wool and meat production, and even death in sheep.


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Holiday Food Safety – Extension302 Episode #11


Episode 11: Quick Guide: Avoid foodborne illness this holiday season

Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans become ill (and 3,000 die) as a result of eating food contaminated by harmful microbes. You might think you know how to avoid foodborne illness, but chances are, you’re routinely committing one — or a few — dangerous food prep or serving mistakes. (We just learned we are!)

In this episode, the crew sits down with Extension Agent and FCS Program Leader Kathleen Splane to review important food safety tips to keep your family safe and healthy this holiday season.

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Extension302 Episode #10

Episode 10: Managing Nutrients / Improving Water Quality

The proper handling of nutrients is an essential step to improving Delaware’s water quality while maintaining profitability for producers. The Extension302 crew sat down with UD Extension’s Nutrient Management team to learn more.

(Recorded via Zoom to maintain required COVID distancing.)

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Fall Pasture Workshop

While summer may be almost over and the main grazing season is concluding, the fall is one of the best times of the year to evaluate the condition of your pastures and complete some pasture management tasks that will pay dividends the next grazing season. Join Dr. Jarrod Miller , Extension Agronomy Specialist and Susan Garey, Extension Agent Animal Science for the University of Delaware for the final program in our Webinar Wednesday Pasture and Hay series as we discuss topics such as assessing your pasture, fall fertility and soil testing, overseeding, stockpiling of forage, weed control and grazing management going into winter.  Spend some time now before it gets cold preparing your pasture for spring growth.  Delaware nutrient management continuing education credits are available for this webinar.

Registration is free but required to receive the Zoom link.

Sponsored by Delaware Cooperative Extension, a joint effort between Delaware State University and the University of Delaware

Renovating Pastures


Join Dr. Amanda Grev, PhD – University of Maryland Forage Specialist for another program in our Webinar Wednesday forage series. Is your pasture in need of some renovation? How do you know if, when, or how to renovate? This webinar will cover the basics of pasture renovation, including an overview of some different types of renovation, steps you can take to determine if renovation is needed, and a step by step guide for the renovation process.

Sponsored by Delaware Cooperative Extension, a joint effort between Delaware State University and the University of Delaware.

This program is brought to you by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources – a land-grant institution.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact us.