Marl Pit Tailgate Session

Tuesday, June 5, 2018     6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
UD Cooperative Extension Research Demonstration Area
¾ Mile east of Armstrong Corner, on Marl Pit Rd. – Road 429, Middletown

Join your fellow producers and the UD Extension team for a discussion of this year’s demonstration trials and current production issues. Other topics will include nutrient management, pest management and weed management.

Bring a tailgate or a lawn chair

We will wrap up with the traditional ice cream treat.

Nutrient Management: 1.0, Pesticide: 1.0

The meeting is free and everyone interested in attending is welcome. If you have special needs in accessing this program, please call the office two weeks in advance.

To register or request more information, please call our office at (302)831-2506. Please register by Tuesday, May 29.

Welcome and Introductions
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Overview of Small Grains Variety Trials at Marl Pit
Victor Green, University of Delaware Extension

Weed Update
Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist
Discussion of early-season weed management issues. We will talk about what we have seen and been asked about in the spring of 2018. We will explain and discuss our cover crop demonstration plots at the Marl Pit site as well.

2018 Insect Pest Outlook
David Owens, University of Delaware Extension Entomologist
Perennial insect pests that need to be anticipated will be discussed along with management implications of current insect pest populations.”

Nutrient Management Update
Amy Shober, University of Delaware Extension Nutrient Management Specialist

7:10-7:30 Agronomic Crop Insect Management Update
Bill Cissell, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
This talk will address current pest management concerns, focusing on cereal leaf beetle management in small grains and pest management issues with cover crops.

Using NDVI to Measure Wheat Populations and Spring Nitrogen Needs
Jarrod Miller, University of Delaware Extension Agronomy Specialist
UAVs can be used to scout crops as well as obtain NDVI measurements of crop health and biomass. Research on winter wheat was performed to determine whether NDVI imagery could detect wheat population, tiller counts, and nitrogen needs.

Conclusion and Evaluations
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension