Flea beetles are named for the way that they jump off a plant like
a bunch of fleas. They are shiny black beetles about the size of a
pinhead, with some species having yellow or white markings. They
chew tiny holes into the leaves of beans, beets, corn, eggplant,
melons, peppers, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and turnips, as well
as broccoli, cabbage, radishes, and the rest of the crucifer
family. Flea beetles transmit viral and bacterial diseases,
including early blight to potatoes. The larvae feed on the roots
of plants. Adults overwinter in the soil and in garden debris.
Shepard’s purse is a weed that flea beetles are attracted to that
may be useful as a trap crop if you are interested in detecting
their emergence in the spring with sticky traps.
June 22, 2005 -- By Sara Engebretson - IPM Technician. UAF-Cooperative Extension Service
Be a part of the fun coming up this 4th of July
holiday weekend. We have set the date for the Delta Chamber of
Commerce Old time 4th of July Celebration for Saturday, July
2nd to be held at the Deltana Fair Grounds. We have booth
spaces for rent and are looking for food, crafts and trades
vendors. Groups or individuals who would like to sponsor games,
crafts and activities are invited to participate. We are looking
for local talent to perform onstage during the day. Call Martha at
895-5068 for more information.
Happy Birthday June 15- June 22
Robert Anders--Happy belated B'day from your friends at Alpha Omega Life Care Inc
Rhoda June 12 and Joana Holbrook June 10 -delightful ladies and the best bakers in town--Happy belated b'day from all of us @ Alpha Omega Life Care Inc
Happy Birthday June 16 - Leann Shautt
Happy Birthday June 16 - Barbara Kamrath
Happy Anniversary June 15 - June 22
Happy Anniversary June 18 - Bob & Jan Hess
June 21 to Eric and Keiran Child! Love you both! Love from: Libby (Mom), Chloe (Sissy), Abby (Aunty), and Ayla
Happy 48th Anniversary to Glenn and Trudy Shields On 22 June. Hope you many more. From your Children
Insects and Our Wild Landscape Plants
Perhaps you have noticed some red growths on your
wild rose leaves, rosettes at the end of willow branches, or some
deformed leaves at the top of your delphinium plants or poplar
trees. These are all the result of insects at work in our natural
June 14, 2005 -- By Sara Engebretson, IPM Technician, UAF-Cooperative Extension Service
DELTA-CLEARWATER FARMING AREA TOUR
The public is invited to attend the 2005 Delta
Farm Tour being sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service -
Delta District and hosted by the Alaska Farm Bureau, Delta
Chapter. Wednesday, August 10th is the date set for the all
day bus tour that
The Delta Farm Bureau will host an Alaska grown
luncheon at the Clearwater Lodge. Registration
Cooperative Extension Service -- June 11, 2005
Happy Birthday June 9 - June 14
Happy Birthday June 11 - Darlo Walton
Happy 7th Birthday on June
Love Mom, Paul, Cydney and Raylyn.
Happy Birthday June 14 -
Happy Anniversary June 9 - June 14
Happy Anniversary onJune 10 to my "honey", Mike Rawalt -- still '"the cutest guy in my neighborhood"! Love from your Swedie, Barb :)
Happy Anniversary June 11 - Whit & Cindy Aillaud
Plains Indians War Dancing, Full Regalia- Feathers, Bells, Moccasins, Jingle Dancer, Drum.
A group of 18 from Oklahoma have been ministering in the Tok/Northway/Tannacross area for the past 3 summers.
The First Baptist Pawnee Mission and the Hoppa, California Baptist Mission are pastored by brothers, Bruce and Warren Pratt.
They are full-blooded Pawnee's PK's who have
followed their father's footsteps. The team is comprised of other
tribes as well. They will dance and speak on the Great Spirit's
only begotten son.
June 8, 2005
Getting the Most Out of Your
Good soil fertility, proper ventilation, and regular watering
intervals can make any greenhouse a successful and fruitful
growing environment. Greenhouse gardening can extend your season,
allows you to grow varieties that could be unsuccessful outdoors,
can allow you to control the environment, and increases harvest
yields. Plants can be grown in beds, benches, or containers, or a
combination of both. Although beds take a little longer to warm up
in the springtime, they can be an excellent choice because of
their vertical space options for trellises. Many greenhouses use
beds, with suspended shelving or benches above them, and container
plants placed on the floor. Hanging baskets can be placed high in
the greenhouse, to further expand the growing area.
June 1, 2005 -- By Sara Engebretson, IPM Technician - Cooperative Extension Service
Happy Birthday June 23 - June 30
Happy Birthday June 23 - Dan Beck
Happy Birthday Kathy Sharp -June 23
Happy Birthday June 23 to
Virgil Stockwell. Love your Mamy.
June 26 Happy Birthday to Joyce McCombs. Love, your Amy
Happy Birthday George Pursey, Jr. – June 26
Happy Anniversary June 23 - June 30
June 26 Happy Anniversary to Jerry and Kathy Vander Zwaag ~ Love, your youngest daughter.
Happy Anniversary June 28 - Doug & Cathie McCollum
Photos Courtesy Brenda Peterson
Vendors needed for July 4th Celebration
Delta Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 4th of July Celebration being held Saturday, July 2nd, from 10am - 4pm at the Deltana Fair Grounds. Booth space is just $10.00 per space. Call Martha at 895-5068 between 10am - 5pm for more information.
June 20, 2005
The Highway's End Farmers Market is open!
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm. Produce is expected to
be arriving shortly. Vendor space is available. Contact Market
Manager Lynn Bundy by email at
or call 895-4242 Ext. 101 for more information.
Sponsorships were made by Ward Farms, Alaska Reclamation, Inc., and Interior Building Supply. Donations of goods and time were made by many many local businesses and individuals in order to create an attractive and sustaining "Alaska Grown" themed farmers market. Stop by the market and talk with Market Manager Lynn Bundy and see for yourself what it has to offer.
June 15, 2005
Looking for Pen Pals
I am a 37 years old German national (male) and I
am very much interested in having some pen-pals from the the
United States, especially from Alaska, but also from any other
U.S. states or even from Canada as well.
Correction on the Pig Kissing Contest
There was an error in the listing of winners in the Pig Kissing Contest at Friendly Frontier Days. It was brought to my attention by the many bystanders that TOM BONNELL was the First Place winner and was the person who lavished many kisses on the sweet pigs snout and tenderly held the pig up for all to see. My apologies to Tom who deserves recognition for being such a good sport.
June 13, 2005 -- Delta Chamber of Commerce
Softball Umpire's Clinic This Friday
The head of the Fairbanks Umpire's Association will be in town to conduct a free umpire's clinic courtesy of the Delta Softball League. Anyone interested in attending needs to be at the Delta Softball fields this Friday, June 10th at 5 pm. Individuals who attend the class will be elgible to umpire local games and earn $20 per game. Please call Richard Lester at 895-4446 for more information.
June 8, 2005
2ND ANNUAL FRIENDLY FRONTIER
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and sponsors Delta Chamber
of Commerce 2nd Annual Friendly Frontier Days provided fun and
entertainment for all who attended. Congratulations to the
following contest winners.
June 4, 2005
Planned Power Outage Cancelled
Golden Valley Electric Association recently
notified Delta Junction residents of a planned eight-hour power
outage scheduled for the evening of June 8. This power outage has
June 3, 2005 -- GVEA
Happy Birthday June 1 - June 8
Happy Birthday June 2 - Triston Edwards
Happy Birthday, June 6, Jetsada Brown from Jim and Donna in Yuma, AZ. Sorry I am late with this. Hope your day is special.
Happy Birthday Dennis
Raven, June 6
Happy Anniversary June 1 - June 8
Happy AnniversaryJune 4 - Orland & Barbara Sturgis
Happy 50th Anniversary June 4th- Dad & Mom (Wayne & Barbara Sturgis) We Love You, Keith, Sherial & Rocky
Congrats Anna Horschel
Congrats to you Anna Horschel on your weddin' and have a great life.. You deserve it! Your friends on Base.
June 1, 2005
In memory of James Dorff Sr.
I want to thank Scott Miller for all he did for my husband and the nice article that he wrote in the Fairbanks News miner. Thank you so much for being a friend and so much more God Bless you and your family.
Thank you Beth Dorff -- May 28, 2005
This photo was taken with a digital camera from our truck on Nistler Rd. I liked how the clouds were hanging over the peaks.
Photo Courtesy Candy Corty.