Delmarva Hay & Pasture – PM-Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Advancements in Alfalfa Production and Management Dennis Hancock, State Forage Extension Specialist, University of Georgia 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. To Be Announced Roeland Kapsenberg, Vice President Agricultural Division, DLF PickSeed 3:00 p.m. ADJOURN — Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1.0 MD […]

Soil Health Workshop – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m.  Dinner Available to Workshop Participants 6:00 p.m.—6:10 p.m. Welcome and Introduction 6:10 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Influence of Cover Crop Management on Growth and Performance Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware 7:00 p.m.—7:50 p.m. Soil Health and Science; Where Do They Overlap? Andrew McGuire, Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist, Washington […]

Precision Agriculture/Irrigation Session, Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall 1:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Evaluation of Active Downforce Settings on Corn Emergence-First Year Project Update James Adkins, Extension Engineer, University of Delaware  1:15 p.m.—2:15 p.m. Using Precision Technologies to Evaluate Practices on Your Farm Chad Swindoll, Agronomist, Ag Leader Technology 2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Supporting Innovation in Agriculture Ariel Gruswitz, Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity […]

Fruit Session – FVGAD – Monday, January 14, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:00 p.m.—6:35 p.m. Final Reports on the University of Delaware Blueberry Variety Trial, Soil Amendment and Fertilizer Experiments Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:35 p.m.—7:20 p.m. Strawberry Variety Testing and Quality Evaluation and […]

Poultry Session – Evening – Monday, January 14, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 6:00 p.m.—6:35 p.m. Getting Back to Basics: Managing Litter Techniques for Today’s Poultry Blake Gibson, Senior Manager, Jones-Hamilton Co.  6:35 p.m.—7:40 p.m. Optimizing Weight Gain and Performance with Today’s Modern Broiler Scott Black, Cobb-Vantress  7:40 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Plantings for […]

Agronomy/Soybean – PM – Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Jarrod Miller, Agronomy Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Alyssa Koehler, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—2:20 p.m. Ecological Theory vs. Agriculture: Are Cover Crop Mixtures the Answer? Andrew McGuire, Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist, Washington State University 2:20 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 2:40 […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  8:10 a.m.—8:25 a.m. Targeting Your Crop Insurance Strategy to Your Real Risk Exposure Don Clifton, Farmers First Services, Inc.  8:25 a.m.—8:55 a.m. Chesapeake Pollution Strategy for Agriculture Chris Brosch, Nutrient Management Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture Jennifer Volk, Environmental Quality Specialist, University of Delaware […]

Fresh Market Session – FVGAD – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware  1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m. North Florida Vegetable Industry and Vegetable Research Robert Hochmuth, Regional Specialized Extension Agent for Commercial Vegetable Crops, University of Florida 2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Wet Weather Diseases in Vegetables and Fungicide Updates Dr. Andy Wyendandt, Extension Specialist in Vegetable […]

Poultry Session – Afternoon – Monday, January 14, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 1:00 p.m.—1:05 p.m. Welcome and Announcements 1:05 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Genetic Engineering for Sustainable Agricultural Production: Separating Myths from Reality Dr. Troy L. Ott, Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Department of Animal Science, Center for Reproductive Biology and Health, and Associate […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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.—9:25 a.m. Lima Bean and Pickling Cucumber Research Updates Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:25 a.m.—9:45 a.m. Extension Plant Pathology Updates and Research Opportunities in […]

Controlled Environment Vegetable Production – FVGAD – PM – Wed., Jan. 14, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware  2:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Disease, Insect and Mite Control and Mineral Nutrition for High Tunnel Tomatoes Dr. Jerry Brust, Regional Extension Specialist-Vegetables, University of Maryland  2:45 p.m.—3:15 p.m. Managing Challenges in High Tunnel Tomato Production Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist, Delaware State […]

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 […]