Delaware State Fair 2021

Episode 21: The State Fair Returns!

(feat. Doug Crouse of Delaware 4-H / UD Extension and the Delaware State Fair!)

The 2021 State Fair is your passport to summer fun! Get the inside scoop with a very special guest: Doug Crouse (Delaware State Fair Executive Board Member / Treasurer and our very own Delaware 4-H State Program Leader!

Resources

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.

Register online at https://www.pcsreg.com/small-grains-update

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.
https://www.pcsreg.com/fall-pasture-management-by-zoom

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.

Weed Management in Pastures Webinar

Join Dr. Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware Extension Weed Specialist for another program in our Webinar Wednesday forage series. Managing weeds in pasture is a common question among horse owners and livestock producers. In this webinar you will learn about these plants we call weeds; why they are a concern for many owners and producers and what strategies you can use to control them. We will discuss both cultural and chemical methods for weed control and also briefly touch on the topic of toxic weeds.

To register:  https://www.pcsreg.com/weed-management-in-pastures

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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Virtual Event  

Forage Directory Available

Maryland/Delaware Forage Directory

Jarrod O. Miller, Extension Agronomist, jarrod@udel.eduDan Severson, Agriculture Agent, New Castle County, severson@udel.edu

 

To assist in the hay and forage market, the Maryland Delaware Forage Council (MDFC) has setup an online forage directory for buyers and sellers of hay (https://www.foragecouncil.com/hay). This directory is available to the public to browse, but hay producers must be a member of the MDFC to post hay for sale.

 

The directory is separated by the Delmarva, Central, and Western Maryland regions to help those in search of hay. Any forage producer may list their hay by type (grass/legume/mixed) or bale size (large/square/other) and include any other information they would like the public to know.

 

If you would like to post hay for sale on the MDFC page (https://www.foragecouncil.com/), membership can be done by mail or online and is only $25 per year for individual or business memberships.

Multi-Species Grazing

PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF BALEAGE FOR RUMINANTS WEBINAR

Brought to you by UD Cooperative Extension, this webinar will prepare you for the coming baleage making season.  Learn about the practical aspects of making quality baleage for feeding ruminants.  The webinar will cover a bit on general silage fermentation and address what is baleage, the pros of baleage, challenges with baleage and tips for making good baleage.

 

This webinar is being conducted by Dr. Limin Kung, Jr., S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal Science, Dairy Nutrition and Silage Fermentation Laboratory, Department of Animal and Food Science at the University of Delaware.

 

This program is brought to you by the 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 the host two weeks prior to event.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event register at our website: https://www.pcsreg.com/practical-aspects-of-baleage-for-ruminants

Beef and Small Ruminant Certifications

While we know agriculture doesn’t stop for anything, Delaware Cooperative Extension is taking precautionary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  We appreciate your support and understanding as we work together to keep our communities safe and healthy. Currently, we are not able to conduct face to face meetings but we encourage you to visit: https://www.bqa.org/bqa-certification/online-bqa-certification for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification.  The courses that are available teach methods for raising your cattle in accordance with BQA fundamentals. Topics involve: cattle health, stockmanship, marketing, emergency planning, and meat quality. With three certification classes available, you can choose one that relates to your operation.

In addition, for those small ruminant producers who would like FAMACHA© certification, the University of Rhode Island has an on-line course: https://web.uri.edu/sheepngoat/famacha/. Use of the FAMACHA© scoring system allows small ruminant producers to make deworming decisions based on an estimate of the level of anemia in sheep and goats affected by barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) infection. As the barberpole worm is most abundant in the warm and humid moths of the year it is very important that small ruminant producers are prepared for the spring and summer months to come.

The FAMACHA© card, developed in South Africa, was introduced to the U.S. by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control  (https://www.wormx.info/)  This online training program was developed by Dr. Katherine Petersson and Dr. Anne Zajac, DVM, members of the ACSRPC, as part of a Northeast SARE grant and is administered by the University of Rhode Island.  The ACSRPC fully endorses the program for those who are unable to attend a workshop.    

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Dan Severson                          Kwame Mathews                                Susan Garey

severson@udel.edu                 kmatthews@desu.edu                         truehart@udel.edu

302-299-9158                         302-857-6540                                     (302)242-1510