Posts Tagged ‘18:4’

Vegetable Crop Insects

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist;

Seed Corn Maggots (SCM) Control in Spring Planted Vegetables
We continue to observe flies actively laying eggs in a number of situations including recently plowed fields, especially when a cover crop is plowed under or when manure was applied to a field. Spring planted vegetables susceptible to maggot damage include cole crops, melons, peas, snap beans, spinach, and sweet corn. Control options can include commercial applied seed treatments, or soil insecticides; however, not all options are available for all crops. Please refer to the labels as well as the 2010 DE Commercial Vegetable Recommendations for control options.

As soon as plants are set in the field, begin scouting fields for imported cabbage worm and diamondback larvae. As a general guideline, a treatment is recommended if you find 5% of the plants infested with larvae.

Be sure to sample for pea aphids as soon as small seedlings emerge. On small plants, you should sample for aphids by counting the number of aphids on 10 plants in 10 locations throughout a field. On larger plants, take 10 sweeps in 10 locations. As a general guideline, a treatment is recommended if you find 5-10 aphids per plant or 50 or more aphids per sweep. In general, aphid development is favored by cool, dry weather which slows beneficial activity but is favorable for the development of aphids. Be sure to check labels for application restrictions during bloom.

Free Tour of Horse Barn Facilities at University of Delaware

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010      6:00 p.m.
508 South Chapel Street, Newark, DE

The following individuals will be hosting the barn tour and available to answer visitor questions:

Dr.Carissa Wickens,
Assistant Professor of Equine Science

Susan Truehart Garey
Extension Agent

Dr. Richard Taylor
Extension Agronomy Specialist

Anna Stoops
Cooperative Extension Educator

For information or to register, call Stan Vonasek (302) 684-3966.

Is It Arthritis or…Is It Lyme Disease? Arthritis and Farming Workshop

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010     7:30 a.m. – noon
MAC Center
909 Progress Circle
Salisbury, MD

Expert Speakers
Medical, arthritis and technology experts and a physical therapist.

Keynote Speaker:
Amber Wolfe with Indiana Arthritis Foundation and National AgrAbility Project

Health Screenings & Health Fair
Bone Density, Balance, Blood Pressure, Skin, Flexibility and more…

Lunch Provided

Please pre-register by calling the Wicomico Extension Office at (410) 749-6141 or AgrAbility toll free number at 877-204-FARM.

Planning Partners:
Mid-Atlantic AgrAbility Project
Wicomico County Extension
MAC Center
Health South