Extension302

Extension302

Join the crew of Extension302 as they dive into current topics affecting YOU — the people of Delaware! Brought to you the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, this podcast offers unbiased scientifically-based conversation featuring guest experts! Topics range from agricultural sciences to nutrition, mindfulness, financial literacy and more! -- This program is brought to you by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, a service of the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources—a land-grant institution. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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May 5, 2021 23 min

(feat. Brian Kunkel and Dr. David Owens)

You've heard rumors about the impending Brood X emergence...but what is Brood X, and what does that mean for us here in Delaware?

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The Master Gardener concept originated in Washington State in 1972 as a strategy for handling an overload of home gardening questions and Delaware launched its own program in 1986. Today, our state has nearly 300 Master Gardener Volunteer Educators who volunteer more than 20,000 hours each!

Find out how you can become a Delaware Master Gardener with this information-packed episode featuring Carrie Murphy (UD Extension Agent) and Me...

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Feat. Lillie Binder (Ag Council President) and Christy Mannering (CANR Digital Communications Specialist)

For many decades thousands of people headed to the University of Delaware's south campus on the last day of April to celebrate Ag Day. This year's theme is "One World, One Health" and will highlight college-wide research on this concept. Find out how you can enjoy the many speakers, tours and activities virtuall...

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March 12, 2021 19 min

4-H summer camps are an incredible opportunity for Delaware's youth to have fun, explore various interests and grow into the leaders of tomorrow! Listen to learn all about Delaware 4-H's annual camp opportunities.

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We're kicking off the 2021 podcast year with special guest Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist with Delaware State University! In this episode, the team explores the uses, benefits and challenges of using High Tunnels.

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December 18, 2020 23 min

The tables are turned and our hosts are placed in the hot seat to recap and review topics, trivia and Extension memories from one of the wildest years we can remember. Travel back with us through the creation of this podcast, revisit some of our earliest episodes and find out about what's to come in 2021!

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Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans become ill (and 3,000 die) as a result of eating food contaminated by harmful microbes. You might think you know how to avoid foodborne illness, but chances are, you're routinely committing one — or a few — dangerous food prep or serving mistakes. (We just learned we are!)

In this episode, the crew sits down with Extension Agent and FCS Program Leader Kathleen Splane to review import...

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The proper handling of nutrients is an essential step to improving Delaware's water quality while maintaining profitability for producers. The Extension302 crew sat down with UD Extension's Nutrient Management team to learn more. 

(Recorded via Zoom to maintain required COVID distancing.)

 

—Learn more: www.udel.edu/007831

—Register for Crop School 2020: https://sites.udel.edu/agronomy/cropschool/

 

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To kick off the harvest season, the crew explores the "Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing" with Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Economist for the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota.

(Recorded via Zoom to maintain required COVID distancing.)

For more about Ed Usset, his publications and the Commodity Challenge, visit www.cffm.umn.edu/people/edward-usset/

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September 8, 2020 41 min

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect introduced to Pennsylvania in 2014 and now found in New Castle County, Delaware. As this insect makes its way further south into our state, they feed on a variety of host plants, posing a threat to our commercial crop industry. To learn more, the Extension302 crew virtually "sat down" with our resident Ornamentals Integrated Pest Management Brian Kunkel and DDA CAPS Coordinator, ...

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Have you stopped working out and eating well during quarantine? UD Family and Consumer Science Extension Agents, Gina Crist and Diane Oliver, share their tips and tricks to maintaining your health when your usual routine is disrupted.
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August 10, 2020 32 min

The crew interview UD Extension poultry agent, Georgie Cartanza, about the poultry industry on Delmarva, pollinator buffers, and the impact of the recent pandemic.

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July 20, 2020 29 min

The 2020 State Fair begins this Thursday, July 23rd, and we have the latest inside information for you! Today’s special guest, Doug Crouse, is not only UD Extension’s State Program Leader for 4-H, but also an executive board member and the treasurer of the Delaware State Fair.

What changes will you see at the state fair this year and how has the pandemic affected 4-H, FFA and other participants? Listen to find out!

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Recorded: June 2020

A federal court has recently withdrawn the conditional usage regulations for the common herbicide Dicamba. Why did this happen and what does this mean for Delaware's farmers?

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Have questions about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program? So did we—that's why we interviewed Robin Talley, District Director with Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Delaware. Listen in to find out what CFAP is, what it covers and how to apply. 

 

In-episode references:

  • www.farmers.gov/cfap
  • www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Delaware/
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    Have scams become a bigger issue during the pandemic? How can consumers identify a scam online? This episode features special guest Delaware's Auditor of Accounts, Kathleen K. McGuiness.

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    May 19, 2020 22 min

    Find out how the PPE shortage is affecting farmers in Delaware and how it might be addressed. This episode features special guest Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D., Coordinator with the University of Delaware's Pesticide Safety Education Program.

     

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    What is Cooperative Extension?
    What does it do?
    Why should I care?

    If you've ever wondered what goes on at your local extension office, you've come to the right place! We'll answer all these questions and explore the history of the service with special guest, Director of UD Cooperative Extension, Dr. Michelle Rodgers. We'll also have a quick chat with four current staff members, representing Extension's four foc...

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    April 8, 2020 61 min

    What is coronavirus, where did it come from and how is it affecting us here in Delaware? The Extension302 crew takes a look a COVID-19 with special guests Dr. Calvin Keeler (Professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Delaware), Dr. Gordon Johnson (UD Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist) and Secretary Michael Scuse (Secretary of Agriculture, Delaware Department of Agriculture). -- Join the crew of Extension302 as they...

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