University of Maryland Extension


Strategies and Examples for Pest Management Success

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Insects, disease, weeds and animals can hinder or devastate any type of crop production. Topics discussed will include Integrated Pest Management techniques to manage the production operations to minimize pest issues.

Cover Crops, Planning and Rotations

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Topics discussed include suitable cover crops and timing, determining what varieties to grow and when, succession and companion plantings, planting calendars and on-farm decision making. Discussion based on experiences on a long-term, organic, vegetable operation.

Marketing Essentials a part of the Business Plan and MDA Resources

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Marketing is critical to any farm operation. Topics discussed briefly will include: developing a marketing plan, determining the potential of sales opportunities, finding a niche, value-added products, starting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on your farm, and other opportunities in direct...

2015 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a session with a look at how livestock can...

Baltimore County 2015 4-H Winter Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Baltimore County 4-H Office
All youth ages 5 – 18 as of January 1, 2015 are invited to attend this fun-filled day of workshops! Non 4-H members are also welcome. It’s simple to register. Youth will be granted their choices on a first come, first serve basis. See the registration instructions below: Schedule 9:00 am – 9:15 am...

FTC - Intensive Small-Scale Food Production Operations

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
University of Maryland Baltimore City Extension Office
The Farmer Training and Certification course provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

Explore the Features of RUSLE2

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
0118 Symons Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
The University of Maryland’s Agricultural Nutrient Management Program in cooperation with the USDA/NRCS and Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) are pleased to offer a one-day course to introduce the RUSLE2 program and its features. The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) is a...

ADVANCE Seminar: Agricultural Conservation Practices and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 - 11:00am
Benjamin Banneker Room (#2212), Stamp Student Union
A large and persistent hypoxis zone in the Northern Gulf of Mexico has been well documented since 1985. A significant source of the nutrients contributing to this condition comes from the intensively managed agricultural land in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio-­‐Tennessee River Basins. Policy...

Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure Webcast

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Matching the nitrogen and phosphorus content of manure to crops needs can be a challenge. Due to the volatile nature of nitrogen in manure, often times the N:P ratio is not aligned with crop needs. Applying manure to meet the nitrogen needs often results in excess phosphorus application. This...

Winterkilled Cover Crop Field Day

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Central Maryland Research and Education Center, 4240 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City, MD
Take a break from your fall clean-up to check out some cover crops at the peak of their growth before winterkill. Five varieties of radish cover crops, phacelia, mixtures, and interplantings are growing in the field in preparation for no-till spring vegetables. Dr. Ray Weil will be on hand in a...


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