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Upcoming Workshops Aim to Benefit Farmers with Drought-Plagued Fields

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012     8:00 a.m.
Paradee Center
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, DE

Monday, September 17, 2012     7:00 p.m.
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE

Nearly 50% of the nation’s farmers’ crops have suffered losses from extremely dry conditions during the current growing season. Sharply rising prices and crop devastation will affect not just producers themselves, but all channels of the U.S. and global economies. Therefore, it is important Delaware farmers stay informed about risk management and farm safety-net options available to them, in order to keep funds available and cash flow steady.

Two workshops are to be held on September 17, 2012 featuring discussion and instruction on crop insurance, grain marketing, pending ag legislation, and general risk management. Admission is free and each meeting includes complementary risk management related materials and refreshments.

To register for either event please call 302-424-8340 or 877-673-2767 (registration is not required, but ensures availability of materials for all attendants). Setting aside the time to attend may save you time and money in the future.

UD Extension Tour and Discussion Improving Soil Health / Cover Crops for Agronomic and Commercial Vegetables

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012   4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947

Come see and hear about many of the UD Extension’s field research projects for Agronomic and Commercial vegetables which involve soil health or cover crop components.

A variety of projects will be presented including:

● Reduced tillage/no-till for limas

● Evaluation of biofumigant and winter kill cover crops

● Pumpkins produced with rye cover crop – influence of rye on weed control and fruit quality

● Use of cover crop and reduced tillage in a rotational system for commercial vegetable production – strategies for fitting cover crops into different systems

● Soybean production with rye cover crops – advantages and challenges

● Also discussion of on-going projects with bee pollination and irrigation

Dinner will be served.  There is no charge for this field day.

After dinner we will have a conversation on our current and future research efforts and would like feedback on future educational programs

Please pre-register by contacting Karen Adams at 302-856-2585 ext. 540 or adams@udel.edu.  Register by September 11.

Credits:
CCA: S/W 1; NM 0.5; CM 0.5; IPM 0.5
DE Nutrient Management: 1.0
DE Pesticide Credits: 1 PA; 1 Agric. Plant; 1 Demo/Research