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FAMACHA© Workshops Scheduled
Jun 19, 2017 -- Two FAMACHA© Workshops have been scheduled in Maryland. The first workshop will be held ...
New Problem in the Garden: Garlic Viruses
Aug 10, 2016 -- In the past, I have talked about several different problems with garlic, be it mites, nematodes, fungal or bacterial diseases. However, this year I am seeing something different that I will just...
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Catfacing Problems in Tomato Fruit
Aug 10, 2016 -- There have been some reports from growers of several sets of tomato fruit with catfacing or that are deformed (Fig 1). Catfacing results in fruit with deep indentations in the blossom end or fruit...
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Role of ag educator never ends ...
Apr 8, 2016 -- The article below was written by "The Delmarva Farmer" it is shared with permission.(April 5, 2016) On the topic of the public’s ignorance on where food comes...
Dr. Shauna Henley teaching a Grow it Eat it Preserve it Class for the Univeristy of MD Extension
Reflecting on 2015 and Food Preservation
Dec 15, 2015 -- This was an exciting first year for Dr. Henley and her food preservation workshops. She taught 27 food preservation workshops, spanning from April to October. Hosting counties included Baltimore...
Meet Dean Beyrouty
Nov 6, 2015 -- Dr. Craig Beyrouty officially started on November 1st as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. In this role, he will also serve as...
FSNT for Nitrogen Applications on Wheat and Barley
Oct 9, 2015 -- Farmers who plant wheat and barley for grain production must determine soil nitrate levels before applying additional nitrogen. This includes nitrogen supplied from chemical fertilizer and from...
Fall Nutrient Management Planning
Oct 9, 2015 -- Fall is already here: corn silage harvest is coming to a close, and the corn grain harvest has started. WOW! Where did summer go? University of Maryland Extension Nutrient Management...
Taking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenza
Sep 18, 2015 -- By:Paul Goeringer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and AgLaw Education Initiative,Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension, andAshley...
University of Maryland to Award Scholarships to 4-H State Fair Winners
Aug 5, 2015 -- Youth participating in 4-H competitions during the upcoming 2015 Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. will have an extra incentive to put on a good...
Nutrient Management Reminders for Fruit Growers
Jun 29, 2015 -- Are your fruit tissue sample analyses and soil analyses up to date? It is once again that time of year to consider your sampling needs. Sample analyses are good for three years. If you need to...
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The latest MomentUM features one of our own Dr. Shauna Henley
May 29, 2015 -- On page 17 of issue number 1 in MomentUM features our Family and Consumer Science educator Dr. Shauna Henley and her work in teaching food preservation in Baltimore and Harford Counties as well as...
Spreading Manure? Why Not Calibrate, Too?
May 18, 2015 -- Now that it’s spring, many folks are breaking into their manure piles and lagoons and getting ready to apply to the fields. As you prepare to spread manure, you should be taking a look at your...
Earth Day 2.0 is about more than benefits of recycling
Apr 20, 2015 -- As Earth Day approaches there are many ways that we can be involved. Krisztian Varsa, Watershed Restoration Specialist, Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford Counties, shares his insights with the...
Tips for Communicating with Customers
Apr 2, 2015 -- Thank goodness that spring is upon us! After a long, cold winter, I know I’m not the only one excited to get outside and get to work planting the seeds of this season. If you direct market...
Harford County Nutrient Management Updates for March
Mar 2, 2015 -- Filling Out Your AIRThis month’s biggest question is: “how do I use the nutrient management plan to determine the total pounds of available nutrients applied from manure?”...
Cover - 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
Feb 23, 2015 -- The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations has just been released. Please note these recommendations are written for commercial producers and are not intended for use by...
Uses for Your Nutrient Management Plan (Other Than a Doorstop)
Feb 19, 2015 -- Yes, the prime use for the nutrient management plan is to generate nutrient and lime recommendations for crops and pasture fields. Yet this document is designed to organize a number of other...
2015: International Year of Soils
Feb 19, 2015 -- I think it’s safe to say that all of us in the farming community agree that agriculture is one of the most important endeavors undertaken by our society. “If you ate today, thank a farmer!” is one...
2014/15 STEM VISTA - UMD Baltimore County Extension 4H Job Announcement
Dec 17, 2014 -- Baltimore County 4-H has a great opportunity for the right person. Please follow the link below for more information on how you can become a part of a really great team. ...
Shauna making apple butter
Bringing Food Preservation to Baltimore County
Nov 14, 2014 -- The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Baltimore County office recently held its first Grow it Eat it Preserve it class in years. New Family and Consumer Sciences educator, Dr. Shauna Henley,...
Fall Soil Sampling and Lime
Nov 5, 2014 -- It’s hard to believe that fall has arrived and it’s time for soil sampling and possibly time to lime....
Thanksgiving: A Brief History
Nov 5, 2014 -- As we buckle down finishing the harvest and preparing for another cold winter, I take solace in knowing that...
Solutions for Community Supported Agriculture
Nov 3, 2014 -- Community Supported Agriculture – or CSA – is a growing national trend that allows consumers to buy fresh, locally grown produce directly from farms in their own communities. Now, the College of...
Upcoming Farm Bill Workshops Announced For Maryland Producers
Oct 31, 2014 --             USDA – Farm Service Agency University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland Extension (UME), Maryland Department of Agriculture...
Harford Ag Educator Now Part-Time
Oct 3, 2014 -- Dear Harford County Ag Clients, Thank you for your patience over the summer...
Nutrient Management Planning for Spring 2015
Oct 3, 2014 -- Start planning now! The following checklist is designed to help organize the information needed. ...
Nutrient Management for Fall Crops
Oct 3, 2014 -- Are you planting winter wheat or barley grain this fall? Regulations now require a Fall Soil Nitrate Test (...
Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!
Oct 2, 2014 -- It may still be early for some, but at my house we have harvested a boatload of pumpkins! While many grow...
Do You Wash Your Chicken?
Do You Wash Your Chicken?
Jun 30, 2014 -- Do You Wash Your Chicken? Baltimore Co. FCS educator’s Graduate Research Goes Global, Follow Her on Twitter @FoodSmartUME FCS educator,...
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Welcome to our New Horticulture FEA for Baltimore County!
Jun 19, 2014 -- Howdy everyone! My name is Anna McGucken and I am the new Horticulture FEA for Baltimore County. Throughout my whole life, I have been connected to University of Maryland Extension...
Is soil organic matter holding you back?
May 28, 2014 -- Now that the growing season is in full swing, you’re hopefully seeing some explosive plant growth. If your fields seem less than fertile, however, you might be wondering what’s holding your plants...
Is it too late to seed?
Apr 22, 2014 -- Finally, spring has arrived! Now that pastures and lawns are starting to grow again, I’ve had several calls about seeding. Is it too late to seed now? My answer is yes. Spring seeding – especially...
Spring Nutrient Management News
Mar 25, 2014 -- Even it doesn’t feel like it yet, it is spring! Our goal is to have current Nutrient Management Plans in our client’s hands prior to any nutrient applications, but that depends on you. Have...
Safety Tips for Tractor Drivers and Motorists
Mar 25, 2014 -- April is almost here, meaning planting season is just around the corner. After a winter hiatus, tractors and other farm equipment will be making their debuts back onto roadways soon. Whether you’...
Plan Now for Summer Fly Control
Mar 4, 2014 -- I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of winter! I enjoy a picturesque snowfall or two, but this year’s season has worn out its welcome. To get my mind off the cold weather, I’m thinking ahead to...
Maryland Make it With Wool Sewing School!
Feb 18, 2014 -- A workshop for youth and adults from beginner to experienced skill levels
Plan Now for Better Pasture Management
Jan 31, 2014 -- On the farm, winter is a time for planning. Whether you’re a vegetable gardener preparing your seed order, a crop producer getting your nutrient management plan in line, or a horse enthusiast...
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University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County welcomes a new addition this winter.
Jan 23, 2014 -- University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County welcomed a new addition this winter. Shauna Henley is the new FCS educator, working in the disciplines of nutrition, physical activity, and food...
Front cover 2015 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for Maryland
2014 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for Maryland
Jan 22, 2014 -- The Maryland Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for 2015, has just been released. This guide replaces all previous editions. Please note these recommendations are written for...
New Leadership for University of Maryland Extension
Jan 16, 2014 -- The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Wright as the new Associate Dean/Associate Director of University of Maryland...
New Year, Time for Better Communication!
Jan 15, 2014 -- Welcome, 2014! Now is the time of year that we traditionally think forward, make plans, and set goals for the coming year. I encourage you to take a few minutes to do just that. Write down a few...
UM-PMT Withdrawn: How will this affect 2014 plans?
Dec 5, 2013 -- MDA withdrew the UM-PMT (University of Maryland- Phosphorus Management Tool) from regulatory consideration! How does this affect nutrient management plans for 2014? Phosphorus Site Index (PSI)...
Marketing Grants Available to Harford County Farms
Dec 5, 2013 -- The Harford County Agricultural Marketing Cooperative, Inc. has announced the availability of grants for 2014.  The Cooperative was created to improve the economic viability of production...
Pecan Pies Expensive this Holiday Season
Dec 5, 2013 -- As I was shopping last week in preparation for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, I couldn’t help but notice the astronomical price of the pecan pies – at one store, more than $30 for a twelve inch...
New Soil Test Information Needed for PMT Study
Nov 15, 2013 -- Do you have fields that have excessive phosphorus levels? The way we are handling it has changed! Any time a field has a Phosphorus Fertility Index Value (FIV) of 150 or greater, a study needs to...
Fighting Crabgrass Begins in the Fall
Nov 15, 2013 -- Fall is a time for winding down. The season is coming to a final close as we harvest the last of the crops. Outdoor recreation is coming to a close—whether we like it or not!—as our daylight hours...
Stop Seasonal Stress with a Holiday Spending Budget
Nov 12, 2013 -- (Lynn Little is a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent in Washington County.) We all know the holidays can be stressful particularly because of the amount of money spent on...
The Fall/Spring Nutrient Management Timeline
Oct 3, 2013 -- After the dust has settled from the business of harvest season, after the Fall Soil Nitrate Tests are completed, and after the fall crops have been planted it is time once again to plan for spring...
Stink bugs, stink bugs, stink bugs!
Oct 3, 2013 -- Stink bugs, stink bugs, stink bugs! After a relatively uneventful summer stink bug-wise, these critters are finally showing up in droves as they seek cozy places to overwinter. At the Extension...
2012 Dairy Steer Show Winners
2013 Harford County Farm Fair Results
Aug 22, 2013 -- 2013 Outdoor Results ...
Nutrient Management: Dealing with the Changes
Aug 1, 2013 -- Since the updated nutrient management regulations were introduced in October of last year, there have been changes in the way nutrient management plans are being written and implemented on farms...
Tracking the Kudzu Bug in Maryland
Jul 15, 2013 -- A group of researchers at the University of Maryland is spending the summer tracking the latest invasive pest to threaten crops and aggravate homeowners along the East Coast – the kudzu bug....
How Much Do You Know About Ice Cream?
Jul 1, 2013 -- As we say goodbye to the national dairy month of June and welcome the national ice cream month of July, it only seems fitting to sit back and enjoy a bowl of ice cream. Ice cream is one of...
Soil Testing and Testing Results
Jul 1, 2013 -- Soil testing is the basis of developing nutrient recommendations for maximum production of agronomic crops. Therefore, dependable recommendations demand good soil sampling techniques....
Weed Control on Harford County Farms
Jul 1, 2013 -- Did you know that Maryland has a law against allowing certain types of weeds to spread on your property? In 1969, the late former Harford County State Senator Bill Amoss introduced this law which...
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