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2014 Arbor Day School Poster Contest Winners

Date Posted:Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The 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.

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New Delaware study points to benefits of irrigation

Date Posted:Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Categories:  Delaware Economic Development Office Department of Agriculture News

Irrigation can increase grain production and profitability even in a near-ideal growing season, a new survey of Delaware cropland shows.

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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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