UD Extension Welcomes New Nutrient Management Specialist

Amy Shober, Extension Nutrient Management and Environmental Quality Specialist; ashober@udel.edu

My name is Amy Shober and I am the new Nutrient Management and Environmental Quality Extension Specialist at UD. I received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Crop and Soil Science from Penn State University and a Ph.D. from UD in Environmental Soil Management. I recently returned to Delaware after working for six years with the University of Florida. In Florida, I served as State Extension Specialist in urban nutrient, soil, and water management. I am happy to return to Delaware and to be back working with the agricultural community. Through my applied research program and Extension activities, I seek to help producers use nutrients more efficiently to enhance agricultural productivity while reducing the risk of nutrient losses to the environment. I will also be responsible for the Delaware Nutrient Management Certification Program. I am located in on main campus in Newark, but you will likely see me out and about, working with growers and other Extension personnel throughout the state. I look forward to hearing from you about your nutrient management successes and concerns. You can reach me by email at ashober@udel.edu or by phone (302) 831-2146, or if you happen to be in Newark, I welcome you to stop in and see me at 165 Townsend Hall.