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Delaware Forest Service to hold 19th “Fire Camp” at Redden State Forest on April 26

Date Posted:Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The 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.

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Delaware farm stands, markets opening for season

Date Posted:Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Kent County News

With 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.

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Delaware growers first on East Coast to get new tool to help with pesticide drift

Date Posted:Monday, April 14th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture News

Delaware 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.

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Michalski named Delaware Tree Farmer of the Year

Date Posted:Monday, March 31st, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Brian 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.

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Delaware Tree Farmer of the Year named on March 27

Date Posted:Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The 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.

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