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WCU Volume 19, Issue 27 – September 19, 2008

Friday, September 19th, 2008

PDF Version of WCU 16:27 – September 19, 2008

In this issue:

Last Issue of Weekly Crop Update for 2008

Vegetables
Vegetable Crop Insects
Lima Downy Mildew Alert
Nematodes in Vegetables
Ending Vegetable and Fruit Notes for the 2008 Season
Late Season Pests in Pumpkins and High Tunnel Tomatoes
Fall Sanitation in Vegetable Fields

Agronomic Crops
Agronomic Crop Insects
Agronomic Crop Diseases
Soybean Rust Update
Visit Soybean Variety Plots
Osprey Winter Wheat – Best Suited for Fall Applications
Be Sure to Use a Burndown with No-Till Small Grains
Volunteer Rye Cannot Be Controlled in Small Grains
Fall Herbicide Treatments for Next Year’s No-Till
Milestone Does Not Have a Fit in Most Pasture Situations
Fall Weed Control in Pastures and Hay
Grain Marketing Highlights
Small Grains Crop Insurance Deadline for Delaware is September 30

General
Soil Sampling Tips
Fall Weed Scouting
Fall Control of Perennial Weeds

Announcements
Crop Insurance for 2009 Small Grains Workshop – September 22 and 23
Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Twilight – September 25
Pole Lima Bean Twilight Tour and Workshop – October 6
Delaware-Maryland AgrAbility Project Depression Screening – October 10
Introduction to Seep and Goats – October 16
Beef Pasture Walk – October 17 (Rescheduled)
Marketing and Value Added Products – November 13
Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School – November 18-20
Small/Beginning Farm Meeting: Year End and Year Ahead – December 11
Delaware Agriculture Week – January 5-10
Kent County Crop Masters Meetings
Food Safety for Produce Growers Workshops Planned
Profiting From a Few Acres with Tree Fruits and Nuts
Recent Topics on Gordon’s Blog

Weather

Profiting From a Few Acres with Tree Fruits and Nuts

Friday, September 19th, 2008

A four-part series planned for winter 2009. Dates to be announced.

● Apples and pears
● Peaches, plums, cherries, and other stone fruit
● Lesser known and alternative tree fruits from figs to pawpaws
● Nut crops

Contact:
Gordon Johnson, Kent Co. Agriculture Agent
(302) 730-4000 or gcjohn@udel.edu

Food Safety for Produce Growers

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Planned food safety educational programs for fresh market produce growers – winter and spring 2009, dates to be announced.

● Know your enemy – produce associated food-born illnesses question and answer panel

● Good agricultural practices recordkeeping workshop

● Farm tour and audit for good agricultural practices

● Packing house tour and audit for good agricultural practices and good handling practices

● Food safety for small produce growers hands on workshop

We will also offer training in produce safety for any interested farms during the season for your seasonal workers.

Contact:
Gordon Johnson, Kent Co. Agriculture Agent
(302) 730-4000 or gcjohn@udel.edu

Kent County Crop Masters

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Programs will begin again in December and continue through March. Dates, topics and speakers will be posted on http://www.kentagextension.blogspot.com.

Some of the topics planned for this year:

● Reducing energy needs, alternative energy sources, and farm produced energy
● Managing water – the most important crop nutrient
● High input costs and decisions 2009
● Advanced forage production
● Meet the pest
● Nutrient management research updates and round table discussion
● Electronic information sources for crop producers
● Cover crops revisited

Contact:
Gordon Johnson, Kent Co. Agriculture Agent
(302) 730-4000 or gcjohn@udel.edu

Delaware Agriculture Week

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Monday, January 5 – Saturday, January 10, 2009

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture are again cooperating to organize a week of agricultural-related events.

The following General Agenda outlines the various meetings and events that are planned and their approximate times. Most will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The associated trade show will take place in the Dover Building from Tuesday January 6th to Thursday January 8th.

A complete, detailed program will be available online by November 24th and the completed program will be mailed out in December. Delaware and Maryland Pesticide Recertification credits, Nutrient Management credits and CCA credits will be offered.

Check the website for updates: http://www.rec.udel.edu/AgWeek/home.htm

Ag Week General Agenda

Monday, January 5
Turf Workshop
State Fairgrounds – 1:30 to 4 PM

Fruit Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Hay and Pasture Evening Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Tuesday, January 6
Vegetable Growers Assn. of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
Food Safety for Delaware Produce Growers, Large and Small – 9 to Noon
Fresh Market/Vine Crops – 1:30 to 4 PM

Delaware Vegetable Growers Assn. Banquet
Harrington Fire Hall – 6 PM

Hay and Pasture Day-Time Sessions
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4 PM

Grain Marketing Strategies
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4 PM

Equine Pasture Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Small Flock Poultry
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Veterinarian Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Wednesday, January 7
Vegetable Growers Assn. of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
Processing Crops Session – 9 AM to 4 PM

Direct Marketing Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4 PM

Energy Efficiency Session
State Fairgrounds – 1:30 to 4 PM

Poultry Nutrient Management
Carvel REC, Georgetown – 9 AM to Noon

Poultry Nutrient Management
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Small Ruminant Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Beef Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Thursday, January 8
Agronomy/Soybean Sessions
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4 PM

Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association Dinner and Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds – 6 PM

Energy Efficiency Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM – Noon

Greenhouse/High Tunnel Sessions
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4 PM

Pollinators/Pollination Services in the Farm Bill
State Fairgrounds – 1:30 to 4 PM

Small & Beginning Farmers Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Equine Nutrient Management Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Friday, January 9
Friends of Ag Breakfast
Harrington Fire Hall – 7:15 AM

Youth Program
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to ?

Saturday, January 10
Delaware Organic Growers Association
Paradee Center, Dover – 9 AM to 4 PM

Delmarva Forestry Seminar

Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School

Friday, September 19th, 2008

November 18 – 20, 2008
Princess Royale Hotel and Conference Center
Ocean City, MD

About the School
The Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School offers a 2 ½ day format with a variety of breakout sessions. Individuals needing training in soil and water, nutrient management, crop management and pest management can create their own schedule by choosing from 5 program options offered each hour. Emphasis is placed on new and advanced information with group discussion and interaction encouraged.

Who Should Attend
This school is designed for anyone interested in crop management issues, including:
● agronomists
● crop consultants
● extension educators
● farmers and farm managers
● pesticide dealers, distributors, and applicators
● seed and agrichemical company representatives
● soil conservationists
● state department of agriculture personnel

The early registration deadline is October 21, 2008. Go to www.mdcrops.umd.edu for session schedules and registration information.

If you have questions, please contact Greg Binford by phone (302) 831-2146, FAX
(302) 831-0605, or e-mail binfordg@udel.edu.

Small/Beginning Farm Meetings

Friday, September 19th, 2008

These workshops are part of the 2008 Small/ Beginning Farm Workshop Series held by Delaware State University.  For complete information on the workshops planned, see the brochure at http://www.rec.udel.edu/update08/announcements/smallfarmbrochure2008.pdf.

Introduction to Sheep and Goats
Thursday, October 16, 2008     6:00 p.m.
Delaware State University’s Hickory Hill Research Farm

Do you want to get started in the sheep and goat business? Come and learn about housing, feeding, and breeding sheep and goats, as well as common diseases.

Light refreshments served.

Please call (302) 857-6462 to register.

Marketing and Value Added Products
Thursday, November 13, 2008     6:00 p.m.
DSU Smyrna Outreach and Research Center
884 Smyrna-Leipsic Rd, Smyrna, DE

Opportunities with retail sales with unique and common vegetables and processing to create products for market.

Light refreshments served.

Please call (302) 857-6462 to register.

Year End and Year Ahead
Thursday, December 11, 2008     6:00 p.m.
DSU Smyrna Outreach and Research Center
884 Smyrna-Leipsic Rd, Smyrna, DE

We invite you to be a part of the 2008 review and help us plan for the 2009 Small/Beginning Farm Series.

Light refreshments served.

Please call (302) 857-6462 to register.

Beef Pasture Walk

Friday, September 19th, 2008

RESCHEDULED
Friday, October 17     3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Carlton Jones Farm (C and J Farms, Inc.)
3174 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford, DE

The cattle on this farm are 100% grass fed; free from hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and chemicals.  The Jones direct market the USDA inspected meat produced on this farm.

Learn about pasture management and rotational grazing for beef cattle. Fertility and weed management without pesticides will be discussed. Cooperative Extension specialists from the University of Delaware and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will be available to answer your questions!

This meeting is free and everyone interested in attending is welcome.  To register, request more information or if you require special needs assistance for this meeting please call our office in advance at (302) 678-4198.

See you there!

John Timmons
USDA, NRCS, Cropland Agronomist

Pole Lima Bean Twilight Tour & Workshop

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008     5:30 p.m.
DSU Smyrna Outreach and Research Center
884 Smyrna-Leipsic Rd, Smyrna, DE

Program

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Tours of DSU & UD Pole Bean Plots

6:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Dinner Provided

6:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome & DSU Project Information
John Clendaniel, Delaware State University

6:30 – 6:50 p.m.
Farm Bill Program Opportunities for Landowners
Tim Garrahan, NRCS

6:50 – 7:15 p.m.
Pole Bean Breeding Program Update
Emmalea Ernest, University of Delaware

7:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Which Insects are Attacking Your Beans?
Joanne Whalen, University of Delaware

Please call (302) 857-6462 no later than Wednesday, October 1, 2008 to RSVP.

Crop Insurance Workshops

Friday, September 19th, 2008

*Urgent Notice*
All Delaware farmers should attend a free workshop entitled
Crop Insurance for 2009 Small Grains: How the New Farm Bill Makes Your Decision Critical to Disaster Program Eligibility

The new Farm Bill requires crop insurance on all acres of any insurable crop and/or enrollment in the FSA’s Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) on all acres of uninsurable crops in order to be eligible for a new “whole farm” disaster program call Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE). Delaware Producers must apply for crop insurance for their fall seeded wheat and barley Before the Sales Closing Deadline – September 30, 2008 to be eligible for federal disaster aid (SURE) in 2009.

Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Agriculture through a Risk Management Agency grant, this workshop includes a crop insurance update, discussion of wheat market outlook for 2009, and an early overview of emerging Farm Bill programs from FSA personnel.

This workshop is being offered at two different locations.  Attend the location and date most convenient for you. Please call the DDA Crop Insurance Info Line, toll free, at 877-673-2767 to pre-register and with any of your crop insurance questions.

Monday, September 22     6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village
866 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE  19901

Tuesday, September 23     6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cheer Community Center
20520 Sand Hill Road
Georgetown, DE 19947