New Castle County’s Marl Pit Tailgate Session

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 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

Bring a tailgate or a lawn chair

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. This session will inform producers of timely topics observed and occurring in 2019. An overview of ongoing research in New Castle and statewide will also be included.

We will wrap up with the traditional ice cream treat.

Credits: Nutrient Management (1), Pesticide (1)

The meeting is free and everyone interested in attending is welcome. Mark your calendar and call (302) 831-2506 to register by Friday, May 24. If you have special needs in accessing this program, please call the office two weeks in advance.

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 and Cover Crop Update
Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist 2019

Insect Pest Outlook
David Owens, University of Delaware Extension Entomologist

Each year brings different pest management challenges. Issues from 2018 will be reviewed, and stakeholders advised what to be on the lookout for in 2019. Current projects include cover crops, slug management research, Dectes stem borer, and prophylactic insecticides.

Nutrient Management Update
Amy Shober, University of Delaware Extension

Nutrient Management Specialist Agronomy Update
Jarrod Miler, University of Delaware Extension Agronomy Specialist

Agronomic updates over the last year include cover crop impacts on cash crop stands, tissue tests for critical nutrients, and some research into planting populations for wheat.

Plant Pathology Update
Alyssa Koehler, University of Delaware Plant Pathologist Specialist

Discussion will cover common disease symptoms, growth stages most susceptible to disease, fungicide
application methods and associated costs, as well as in season scenarios that may affect fungicide decisions.

Conclusion and Evaluations
Dan Severson, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension