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  • 2014 Arbor Day School Poster Contest WinnersThe Delaware Forest Service has announced the winners of its annual Arbor Day School Poster Contest with a theme of "Trees are terrific... in cities and towns!" This year's statewide winner is Isabella Garber, a fifth-grader at Christ the Teacher School in Newark. Her poster was judged the best overall on the following qualities: artistic expression, originality, neatness, and use of theme. Complete archive of winners at delawaretrees.com.2014-04-23 13:52:40
  • New Delaware study points to benefits of irrigationIrrigation can increase grain production and profitability even in a near-ideal growing season, a new survey of Delaware cropland shows.2014-04-22 14:13:22
  • Delaware Forest Service to hold 19th "Fire Camp" at Redden State Forest on April 26The Delaware Forest Service will hold its 19th annual Fire Camp at Redden State Forest near Georgetown on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The intensive one-day seminar provides hands-on training to volunteer wildland firefighters and, weather permitting, will feature a "live burn" exercise in which crew members battle an actual wildfire.2014-04-16 17:29:09
  • Delaware farm stands, markets opening for seasonWith farm stands opening their doors and farmers' market seasons kicking off this month, it's now easier than ever for Delawareans to buy their farm-fresh items directly from growers.2014-04-16 08:31:24
  • Delaware growers first on East Coast to get new tool to help with pesticide driftDelaware growers are the first on the East Coast able to take advantage of a new online tool that helps protect sensitive crops from pesticides that may drift due to wind or weather. Delaware is the newest participant in the DriftWatch program, which allows growers of certain crops or commercial beekeepers to alert pesticide applicators of sensitive areas before they spray.2014-04-14 10:37:20
  • Michalski named Delaware Tree Farmer of the YearBrian Michalski was honored as the 2014 Delaware Tree Farmer of the Year at the annual meeting of the Delaware Forestry Association in Bridgeville recently. Michalski is a four-time chair of the state Tree Farm Committee and has operated his 59-acre tree farm near Greenwood, Sussex County since it was first certified in 1997. He has also been DFA’s president for four years.2014-03-31 14:59:29
  • Delaware Tree Farmer of the Year named on March 27The Delaware Forestry Association (DFA) will present its 2014 Tree Farmer of the Year Award at its annual meeting on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, 311 Market St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. Tickets are $27 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12. DFA is a nonprofit organization established in 1982 to promote the sustainable practice of forestry on the Delmarva Peninsula. Info at delawareforest.com.2014-03-13 16:28:34
  • Farmstand owners invited to free marketing workshop2014-03-10 13:54:40
  • Delaware Forest Service Arbor Day Poster Contest The Delaware Forest Service's 2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest is now open to all Delaware students in grades K to 5. Public, private and home schools are encouraged to participate as well as after-school groups and youth organizations. Posters are due by April 4th, 2013. This year's poster contest theme - "Trees are Terrific…In Cities and Towns!" - is dedicated to the important role that trees play in our communities and schoolyards. 2014-02-26 11:39:22
  • Farmers invited to March 5 risk management workshopDelmarva farmers interested in learning more about protecting commodities revenue and crop insurance sign-ups before the March 15 deadline can attend a free risk management workshop next month. The March 5 event will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown.2014-02-20 15:50:51
  • Delaware agricultural production at record $1.2 billion, Census showsDelaware farmers produced a record $1.2 billion worth of crops and livestock in 2012, according to Census of Agriculture data released Thursday, showing how First State agriculture is thriving and succeeding despite economic challenges, state leaders said.2014-02-20 13:31:17
  • Del. Arborist and Tree Care Seminar is March 4 and 5 The 2014 Delaware Arborist and Tree Care Seminar will be held on March 4 and 5 at Baywood Greens in Long Neck, Sussex County. Cost is $80 with lunch included. Register at delawaretrees.com. 2014-02-05 17:26:22
  • Forty-four Delaware farms permanently preservedForty-four new farms totaling more than 4,300 acres have been selected for permanent easements to add to the Delaware Farmland Preservation Program, the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation has announced.2014-02-03 11:12:48
  • Delaware farmers' markets set new sales record: $2.1 million2014-01-28 10:31:24
  • Woodland Management Workshop at Del. Ag. Week on Jan. 17"Invading Your Forest," a workshop on managing invasive species in Delaware woodlands, will be held on Friday, January 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACE building-Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington.2014-01-07 14:51:02