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Issue 2_2020

Greetings, Dear Readers!

In this issue, we introduce even more helpful information for you and your families. Especially engaging are our videos that demonstrate ways for you to stay safe during this pandemic.

Click the link below for an inspirational message of our promise to continue delivering research-based education to Delawareans. We're still here...for you!

Associate Dean For Extension
Donna P. Brown
Donna P. Brown
4-H at Home

Explore educational activities for kids and teens while they're home from school during COVID-19. Download the new 4-H at Home Activity Guide today.

June 25, 1 - 2 PM
Kent MG Summer Virtual Workshops

Gardener Beware: Avoiding Hazards in Your Garden

Gardening has many known health benefits, but it comes with some risks too. Visit the Master Gardener website for more details about this virtual workshop and others.

Thursdays, 1 -2 PM
Unpacking Modern Parenting

Extension's Brown Bag Parenting Program presents a webinar each Thursday, from 1 - 2 pm, on topics of interest to parents. Listen to past episodes and tune in here: Parenting Webinars

You covered?
4-H Mask Making challenge

Design a mask for a chance to win a prize! For DSU 4-H youths. Snap a photo and send to Ms. Beverly C. Banks!

Small Ruminant News

Useful information for small ruminant producers.


Worm Webinar

 Presented by extension specialists from Delaware State University, Virginia State University, University of Maryland - College Park and Fort Valley State University.

Parasite Control

Factsheet series on best management practice to control internal parasites in small ruminants.


Multispecies Grazing- The How and Why for Soil and Animal Health

June 24, 2020, 7 - 8 pm EST

Hey Hay!

Selection and Matching Hay with Stock Needs

July 15, 2020, 7 - 8 pm EST

Contact Dr. Kwame Matthews: 302.857.6540

Sew Simple!
These videos that will keep you in stitches!
Blueberries and Pawpaw

Dr. Lekha Paudel introduces blueberry varieties growing at the Outreach and Research Center, Delaware State University. 

"Our blueberry varietal trial/experiment tests the effects of our climate on blueberry production. We have three varieties: early season (Duke), mid-season (Bluecrop), and late season (Elliot). By planting of all three varieties, producers can provide fresh blueberries from mid-June to mid-September." 

Below, he discusses the pawpaw tree project.

The pawpaw is a tree of temperate humid growing zones, requiring warm to hot summers, mild to cold winters, and a minimum of 32 inches (81 cm) of rainfall spread rather evenly throughout the year, with the majority falling in spring and summer. It is reported that the pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit has both fresh market and processing appeal, with a tropical-like flavor that resembles a combination of banana, mango, and pineapple. Delaware State University has worked with Kentucky State University since Summer 2019, as KSU has the only full-time pawpaw research program in the world. Our current DSU Pawpaw research effort is part of regional variety trials to explore the tree's adaptation to the Delaware climate; results should become available in the next several years.

For more information, please contact Lekha N. Paudel, PhD, Farm Management Specialist, DSU Cooperative Extension: 302.857.7796

July 18 Webinar: Dealing with COVID-19 on Farms

Small farmers and extension agents working with small farmers will learn best practices for communicating with consumers and meeting their demands.

Reserve your space now.

Cooperative Extension

US Washington Cooperative Extension Center
1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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