September 2012 archive

Extension offers fall-winter child care provider classes

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Educators in Family Consumer Science offers professional continuing education credits for child care providers in compliance with State of Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL).  Child Care Providers may also register for food safety courses, Dine Safe and ServSafe® that offer 3 and 9 clock hours, respectively. Dine Safe is Level 2.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Bullying – What to Do; $15.


Thursday, November. 8, 2012 Math for Every Age  $15.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012 The Importance of Going Green  $15.

2012 Sept-Dec Brochure

2012 Sept-Dec Additional Registration Froms

New Requirement!
In addition to our registration forms, anyone registering for a class for this Sept-Dec 2012 session must fill out Provider Information Sheet. And return this with your registration. This information will need to be re-collected as each new session is announced (new brochure of workshops).

2012 Sept-Dec Brochure

2012 Sept-Dec Additional Registration Forms


UD Extension & Researchers to hold Irrigation Field Day

The University of Delaware Irrigation Program invites farmers, industry and the general public to tour UD’s Warrington Irrigation Research Farm on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9:00 a.m. UD Irrigation Engineer James Adkins along with Sussex County Agent Cory Whaley and Kent County Agent Phillip Sylvester will present the following:

  • First year experiences with Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)
    Tour our newly installed 42 zone SDI research facility and discuss the potential of SDI to irrigate previously uneconomical fields.  Join in a candid discussion of the benefits and challenges of SDI in sandy soils and the nuances every farmer should consider before installation.


  • The Potential for Variable Rate Center Pivot Irrigation (VRI)
    Discuss the feasibility, practicality and affordability of VRI as a tool to improve irrigation management in highly variable fields.  View a demonstration of the UD 4 tower VRI system and the potential applications of VRI technology outside of irrigation research.


  • Soil Moisture Monitoring as a Tool to Refine Irrigation Management
    View many of the various options to monitor soil moisture levels with a discussion of the pros and cons of each option.


  • Irrigated Corn, Full Season and Double Soybean Irrigation Research Plots
    Discuss the preliminary results of multi-year irrigation research to improve the yields of irrigated agronomic crops.

Directions: University of Delaware Warrington Irrigation Research Farm is located at the corners of Route 5 and Delaware 290 (Cool Spring Road and Hurdle Ditch Road) just 4 miles south of Harbeson. Signs will be posted. Click map to enlarge.

Map to Warrington Farm – Harbeson, Delaware