University of Maryland Extension

Agriculture

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The Baltimore County Office of the University of Maryland Extension is a source of agriculture technical information. Recommendations are provided through numerous fact sheets and educationalseminars. Major educational programs focus on commercial vegetable and field crop production; integrated pest management; safety training for pesticide license certification; pasture and nutrient management.

Click on the PDF attachment called "Maryland’s New Nutrient Management Regulations". 

Agriculture and natural resources are crucial to Maryland’s economy, environment and way of life of its residents. From the food we eat, to the flowers and plants in our homes, the landscaping of our yards, valuable real estate, beautiful coastal waters and fine recreational hunting all relate to the state’s agricultural land use.

Over two million acres are farmed in Maryland by a variety of crops, livestock and industries.  Commodities such as corn grain, soybeans and wheat feed poultry and livestock. Vegetable and fruit crops are grown in the local season for wholesale, retail and farmers markets. The nursery and greenhouse industry supplies residents, businesses and urban areas with plants, shrubs and trees.

The University of Maryland Extension is a source of research based agriculture technical information and is provided through various fact sheets, workshops, field days, one on one consultations and educational seminars. Major educational programs focus on commercial vegetable, fruit and field crop production; nursery and greenhouse production; nutrient management; integrated pest management; safety training for pesticide license certification; risk management; pasture and livestock management.

For more information about agriculture in Maryland click here.

Click on any of the agriculture programs listed below to find out more information:

For more information about Agriculture and Natural Resources, call 410-887-8090 and ask for David Martin.

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