Weekly Crop Update
The Weekly Crop Update is University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s vegetable and agronomic crops newsletter. The contributors to WCU are University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Specialists and Agents (and a few others). The WCU keeps readers in our region informed on production topics, disease and insect outbreaks, the latest weed, insect and disease control options, grain marketing news, pasture and forage management, and upcoming meetings and events.
WCU is published each Friday from late March through mid-September. Email subscribers receive an email from the editor as soon as the pdf and blog versions have been posted online. To receive the email reminders contact Emmalea Ernest, the editor of WCU. In addition to the free online versions, the WCU is available by fax or mail. Subscription information is available here.
The Weekly Crop Update was first published in 1990 as the “Weekly Vegetable and Fruit Crop Update” – a one-page newsletter that was edited by Ed Kee, the (now retired) Extension Vegetable Specialist, and mailed to subscribers. Occasional agronomic crop articles were added in 1991 and in 1993 the newsletter became the “Weekly Crop Update.” Tracy Wooten, Extension Associate, Vegetable Crops, and Ed Kee co-edited the WCU from 1993 to 1994. Fax subscriptions were added in 1994. Tracy became the sole editor in 1995 and continued in this role through 2004 when she became the Sussex Co. Horticulture Agent and Emmalea Ernest was hired to fill the position of Extension Associate, Vegetable Crops. Emmalea is the current WCU editor. WCU was first made available online in 1997 and archived issues of the internet versions are available at http://www.rec.udel.edu/TopLevel/Publicat.htm.