A new nuisance plant pest that can consume certain row and vegetable crops – including lima beans and soybeans – has been confirmed in Delaware. The kudzu bug was recently found on pole lima beans on a Sussex County farm. Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said growers should be on the alert and report any suspected infestations, while noting there are pesticides that can be used to protect crops.
U.S. military members invited to free lecture/tours of the hull of the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship
Lecture/tours of the hull of His Majesty’s Sloop DeBraak, an 18th century British warship that sank off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798. For current and former members of the U.S. military only.
A crew of 20 wildland firefighters from the Delaware Forest Service that departed on Friday, July 5 has joined over 680 personnel working on the 65,000-acre Stuart Creek 2 fire, located 25 miles east of North Pole, Alaska. The blaze is only 5 percent contained and burning through a mix of hardwoods and black spruce. The crew is assigned to a “remote spike camp” and is making the adjustment to long hours of daylight typical of an Alaskan summer. The first operational day for the crew was Monday, July 8.
Commemorating the Fourth of July at the parades, fireworks celebrations and other gatherings up and down our state is an annual reminder of the strong sense of community that exists among Delawareans. Just before the holiday, we concluded a legislative session here in Dover, where we made significant progress in strengthening our communities now and well into the future.
In his weekly message, Governor Markell provides an overview of the work accomplished during the most recent legislative session.