Please read and mark
your calendars for events that interest you. Also read the quick update notes
on nutrient management and other subjects.
your private pesticide applicator’s certificate has run out (Dec 31,
2002), don’t panic.
You have until March 31, 2003 to earn your 3 credits.If it ran out last December or more, then you
have to take the test to get your certification back.
January Ag Program
13 – Update on FSA Farm Programs – Georgetown Research and EducationCenter –
16 – Delaware Pesticide Workers Short Course – Modern Maturity Center Dover De (pesticide
16 – Up Date on FSA Farm Programs - WesleyChurchCommunity Center nearAtlanta
17 – Friends of Ag Breakfast – “Agriculture, Livable Delaware and the Economy” – ModernMaturityCenter, Dover De - – to register call 302 –831-0857 or e-mail: sbolson@udel,edu -
Breakfast is $10.
21–Delaware Agronomic and Equipment Day – Harrington Fair
Grounds – Lunch -
$5.00(pesticide credits) – New
corn and soybean weed control programs,
discussions on the old and new corn insect control programs, using an aerator
to incorporate poultry litter into
no-till fields, understanding hydraulic systems and hydraulic oil choices, and other talks on equipment.This a combined meeting of our Equipment Day and the Agronomic
Crop that we jointly sponsor with the Delaware
Crop Improvement Association.Look for
more details in our press release
and in the farm papers.
21 – Up Date on FSA Farm Programs – at the
Gumboro Fire Hall.
27 & 28 -New Opportunities for Delaware Agriculture Conference – ModernMaturity Center, Dover – Program included.
29 – Delmarva Health and Safety Conference – Capital Grange Hall, Dover – to
3 – Women in Agriculture Conference – Challenges and Opportunities
Registration is due Jan 15 – There are
21 – Friends
of Ag Breakfast and Governor’s Conference on Agriculture – TheModernMaturityCenter in Dover
31 – Pesticide
Certification Training – Research and
1-800-282-8685 DDA Pesticide Section.
Quick notes –
Delaware Nutrient management Certification - The end is near, if you have not started
earning your nutrient management certification.If you need to be certified, you need to complete the process before January 1, 2004.That is a
whole year, not really because we rarely offer classes from the beginning
planting season to close of harvest season. We will have classes now through
March and then they will start back up in late fall until mid –December. If you
wait until next fall, you may find it difficult to get into all the classes you
need especially if you have another bad harvest season.
Session I – Jan 21, 6 to 9
pm at REC; Feb 4, 9 to noon at Gumboro Fire Hall; Feb 11, 9 to noon at
Greenwood VFW; Feb 18, 6 to 9pm at REC and March 18, 1 to 4 pm at the REC. Call Mrs. Jeanie Johnson at 856-2585 ext 305
to signup for the class you want.
Delaware Corn and Soybean Variety Test results are on-line and copies are available
at our office.
Nematode samples – it is too late to take samples for root-knot nematode for vegetable
crops. You still can sample for soybean cyst nematodes to determine the number
of eggs present