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Delaware Ag Week — January 14 – 18, 2013

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Monday, January 14 – Friday, January 18, 2013

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 agriculture-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 15 to Friday, January 18. The First State Antique Tractor Club Exhibit will be set up January 15-17 in the Exhibit Hall.

The detailed session agendas will be available online at the end of November 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.

Ag Week General Agenda

Monday, January 14
Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
Fruit Session – 6 to 9 PM

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

Tuesday, January 15
Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
General Session – 9 AM  to Noon
Fresh Market/Vine Crops – 1:30  to 4:30 PM
● FVGAD Annual Awards Banquet – 6-9 PM at Harrington Fire Hall

Hay and Pasture Day-Time Sessions
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Equine & Nutrient Management Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Small Ruminant Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Wednesday, January 16
Fruit & Vegetable Growers Assn. of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
Processing Crops Session – 9 AM to Noon
 Vegetable Irrigation and Crop Stress Management Session – 1:30  to 4:30 PM
Direct Marketing Session – 9 AM to Noon

Farm to School Session
State Fairgrounds – 1 PM to 4 PM

Food Literacy Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Small Flock Poultry
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Beef Cattle Producers Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Thursday, January 17
Agronomy/Soybean Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Grain Marketing Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Friday, January 18
Poultry Production & Nutrient Management
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Precision Ag Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

University of Delaware Irrigation Field Day

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      9:00 a.m.
UD Warrington Irrigation Research Farm
Corners of Rt. 5 and DE 290 Cool Spring Rd./ Hurdle Ditch Rd.
4 miles south of Harbeson, DE
(See map, signs will be posted.)

The University of Delaware Irrigation Program invites farmers, industry and the general public to tour UD’s Warrington Irrigation Research Farm on Wednesday, September 19 at 9:00 a.m. UD Irrigation Engineer James Adkins along with Sussex County Agent Cory Whaley and Kent County Agent Phillip Sylvester will present the following:

First Year Experiences with Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)
Tour our newly installed 42 zone SDI research facility and discuss the potential of SDI to irrigate previously uneconomical fields.  Join in a candid discussion of the benefits and challenges of SDI in sandy soils and the nuances every farmer should consider before installation.

The Potential for Variable Rate Center Pivot Irrigation (VRI)
Discuss the feasibility, practicality and affordability of VRI as a tool to improve irrigation management in highly variable fields.  View a demonstration of the UD 4 tower VRI system and the potential applications of VRI technology outside of irrigation research.

Soil Moisture Monitoring as a Tool to Refine Irrigation Management
View many of the various options to monitor soil moisture levels with a discussion of the pros and cons of each option.

Irrigated Corn, Full Season and Double Soybean Irrigation Research Plots
Discuss the preliminary results of multiyear irrigation research to improve the yields of irrigated agronomic crops.

For more information contact: Karen Adams at 302-856-2585 ext. 540

2012 Delmarva Poultry Conference

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Ronald E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, MD

7:00 – 8:00 am REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN

8:00 am Switchgrass as a Litter Alternative
Bill Brown, University of Delaware
Jennifer Timmons, University of Maryland

8:25 am Managing Water for Performance
Susan Watkins, University of Arkansas

8:55 am Ten Steps to Drier Houses and Better Paw Quality
Jesse Campbell, Auburn University

9:25 am Vegetative Environmental Buffer Update
Jim Passwaters, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.

9:45 am Break/Refreshments/Exhibits

10:15 am Considerations for Attic Vent Installation
Jody Purswell, USDA-ARS

10:50 am Infectious Laryngotracheitis Disease Prevalence Patterns
Dan Bautista, University of Delaware

11:15 am Infectious Laryngotracheitis Control Strategies
David Shapiro, Perdue Farms, Inc.

11:40 am Using Technology to Enhance Management Decisions
Dan Goss, Verible

12:05 pm Flock Supervisors’ Award

12:15 pm Lunch and Exhibits

1:30 pm Solar Energy for Poultry Farms
Jim Glancey, University of Delaware

2:00 pm Poultry Grower Experiences with Solar Energy
Dan Heller, Flintrock Farm

Robbie Issacs, Issacs Farm

Terri Wolf King (unconfirmed), Cornerstone Farm

2:45 pm LED Lights – New Technology in Lighting
Susan Watkins, University of Arkansas

3:15 pm Poultry House Water Supply
Jesse Campbell, Auburn University

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Princess Bayside Beach Hotel (Standard: $55 + tax, Bayfront efficiency: $69 + tax)
800-854-9785   www.princessbayside.com

Rooms are reserved under:
Delmarva Poultry Conference
Reservations must be made BEFORE August 27, 2012

Registration form and additional information is online at: http://agdev.anr.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012DelmarvaPoultryConference.pdf
or contact:
Lisa Collins: (302) 856-2585 x702 or lcollins@udel.edu

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.