University of Maryland Extension

2018 Events


Calvert County

Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Class

Monday, January 8, 2018

UME Calvert
30 Duke Street, Room 105
Prince Frederick, MD  20678

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ben Beale, Extension Educator-Agricultural Sciences
University of Maryland Extension, St. Mary's County


  1. Review of 2017 Complaints and Enforcement Actions
  2. Sensitive Crop Locator
  3. Drift Review and Avoidance
  4. Pesticide Resistance Update: Palmer Amaranth, Common Ragweed and Marestail
  5. Worker Protection Standard Revisions
  6. PPE-Examples of Exposure and Glo-Germ demonstration
  7. Pesticide Storage Requirements
  8. Paraguat Ingestion Warnings
  9. Pollinator Habitat/ Label Changes/ Pollinator Protection

Based upon your request, we have scheduled an additional Private Pesticide Applicator class. Call the Calvert Extension Office at 410-535-3662 to register.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays

February 27, 2018 - April 6, 2018

6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

UME Calvert
30 Duke Street, Room 105
Prince Frederick, MD  20678

For more information call the Calvert County Extension office at 410-535-3662


What is a Master Gardener?


A Master Gardener is someone

    who has an interest in gardening.

    who wants to help others garden successfully.

    who has been trained by University of Maryland Extension faculty.

    who continues to acquire gardening knowledge by participating in advanced training classes.


How are Master Gardeners trained?


    Training classes are conducted by University of Maryland Extension specialists, educators, and other horticultural professionals.

    Topics covered:  Botany, Composting, Plant Diseases, Entomology, Weeds, Vegetable Gardening, Soils & Fertilizers, Herbaceous and Woody Perennials, and other subjects of horticultural interest.




    The cost is $175.00.  This pays for a Maryland Master Gardener Handbook ($69 value) and other materials and costs needed to teach and administer the program at the county and state level.

    In addition to the class, an application must be completed before acceptance as a Maryland Master Gardener Intern. MG Interns must provide 40 hours of volunteer service to the program within 12 months to become certified as a MG Volunteer.

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