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Plants

Fruits

(PDF) HG 68 - Getting Started With Small Fruits
(PDF) HG 69 - Getting Started With Tree Fruits
(PDF) HG 76 - IPM Series: Pome Fruit
(PDF) HG 77 - IPM Series: Stone Fruits
(PDF) FS 1023 - Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management

Houseplants/Seasonal

(PDF) HG 30 - Holiday Plant Care: Poinsettia
(PDF) HG 60 - IPM Series: Houseplants 
(PDF) HG 105 - Overwintering Tropical Plants
(PDF) HG 45 - Selecting and Caring for the Cut Christmas Tree
(PDF) HG 46 - Selecting and Caring for a Live Christmas Tree

Invasive Plants

(PDF) HG 88 - Invasive Plant Control in Maryland
(PDF) Guidelines for Disposal of Terrestrial Invasive Plants

Native Plants

(PDF) HG 120 - Native Plants of Maryland: What, When and Where

Ornamental Plants

(PDF) HG 17 - Aquatic Gardening: Construction and Maintenance
(PDF) HG 17a - Basics of Planting Aquatic Plants
(PDF) HG 28 - Bamboo 
(PDF) HG 107 - Clematis - A quick guide to pruning 
(PDF) HG 99 - Dividing Herbaceous Perennials
(PDF) HG 20 - Introduction to Herbaceous Perennials
(PDF) HG 94 - IPM Series: Annuals and Perennials
(PDF) HG 84 - Pruning Ornamental Plants
(PDF) FS 556 - Preserving Flowers and Leaves
(PDF) HG 105 - Tropical plants - Overwintering 
(PDF) HG 85 - Watering Tips for Drought Conditions
(PDF) HG 25 - Xeriscaping & Conserving Water in the Landscape

Trees/Shrubs

(PDF) HG 23 - Fertilizing Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
(PDF) HG 106 - Hydrangea - A quick guide to pruning
(PDF) HG 24 - Planting Tips for Trees
(PDF) HG 84 - Pruning Ornamental Plants
(PDF) EB 150 - Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
(PDF) HG 108 - Roses - A quick guide to pruning
(PDF) Bull 164 - Rose for Every Garden, A
(PDF) EB 238 - Trees - Leaf Key to Common Trees in Maryland
(PDF) HG 85 - Watering Tips for Drought Conditions
(PDF) HG 25 - Xeriscaping & Conserving Water in the Landscape

Trees/Shrubs Diseases

(PDF) HG 51a - Azalea and Rhododendrons: Disease & Insect Resistant Plants
(PDF) HG 400 - Cytospora Canker of Spruce

Trees/Shrubs Insects

(PDF) HG 83 - Aphids on Ornamental Plants
(PDF) HG 32 - Bagworms and Their Control
(PDF) HG 1 - Conifer Bark Beetles
(PDF) HG 10 - Boxelder Bug
(PDF) HG 43 - Cicadas
(PDF) HG 21 - Eastern Tent Caterpillar and Forest Tent Caterpillar
(PDF) HG 113 - Elm Leaf Beetle, The
(PDF) HG 48 - Euonymus Scale, The
(PDF) HG 44 - Gypsy Moth
(PDF) FS 476 Controlling Gypsy Moth Caterpillars with Barrier Bands    
(PDF) FS 242 The Gypsy Moth and the Homeowner
(PDF) HG 2 - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
(PDF) HG 22 - Holly Leaf Miners
(PDF) HG 31 - Insect and Mite Galls on Plants
(PDF) HG 78 - Japanese Beetle
(PDF) HG 95 - Lace Bugs
(PDF) HG 3 -  Locust Leafminer
(PDF) HG 81 - Scale Insects on Hemlock
(PDF) HG 92 -  Slugs and Snails
(PDF) FS 822 - Slugs - Managing Slugs in the Garden and Beyond
(PDF) HG 13 Spider mites
(PDF) EB-428 Emerald Ash Borer Will Affect Maryland's Eastern Shore

Trees/Shrubs Landscape Problems

(PDF) HG 86 - Common Abiotic Plant Problems
(PDF) HG 201 - Common Cultural & Environmental Problems in Landscapes: Homeowner Landscape Series
(PDF) HG 62 - IPM Series: A Common Sense Approach to Managing Landscape Problems
(PDF) HG 94 - IPM Series: Annuals and Perennials
(PDF) HG 51 - IPM Series: Azaleas and Rhododendrons
(PDF) HG 58 - IPM Series: Birch Trees
(PDF) HG 52 - IPM Series: Boxwood
(PDF) HG 12 - IPM Series: Dogwood
(PDF) HG 93 - IPM Series: Ornamental Fruit Trees 
(PDF) HG 54 - IPM Series: Pine 
(PDF) HG 61 - IPM Series: Shade Trees
(PDF) HG 803 - Mulch Problems: Commercial Landscape Series
ARG97-27 - Mulch - What's Growing in My Landscape Mulch? (download PDF)
(PDF) HG 202 - Planting Problems of Trees and Shrubs: Homeowner Landscape Series
(PDF) HG 34 - Poison Ivy

Vegetables

(PDF) HG 600 - Container Veg. Gardening: Healthy Harvests from Small Spaces  
(PDF) HG 601 - Grow Your Own Greens with Salad Tables™ & Salad Boxes™ 
(PDF) HG 59 - IPM Series: Eggplant 
(PDF) HG 57 - IPM Series: Peppers 
(PDF) HG 55 - IPM Series: Potatoes
(PDF) HG 56 - IPM Series: Tomatoes
(PDF) HG 38 - Late Blight of Potato and Tomato 
(PDF) HG 16 - Planting Dates For Vegetable Crops in Maryland
(PDF) HG 70 - Recommended Vegetable Cultivars for Maryland Home Gardens
(PDF) HG 72 - Root-Knot Nematodes and Vegetable Crops
(PDF) GE 001 - How to Start a Vegetable Garden
(PDF) GE 002 - Basic Steps Summary
(PDF) GE 003 - Monthly Tips for Food Gardeners
(PDF) GE 004 - Floating Row Cover
(PDF) FS 824 - Forage Radish: New Multi-Purpose Cover Crop for the Mid-Atlantic
(PDF) GE 006 - Cover Crops: Protect and Improve Your Soil (Cover Crop)
(PDF) GE 007 - Vegetable Planting Calendar for Central Maryland
(PDF) GE 100 - Asparagus
(PDF) GE 101 - Beans
(PDF) GE 102 - Beets
(PDF) GE 103 - Broccoli
(PDF) GE 104 - Brussels sprouts
(PDF) GE 105 - Cabbage
(PDF) GE 106 - Carrots
(PDF) GE 107 - Cauliflower
(PDF) GE 108 - Cucumbers
(PDF) GE 109 - Eggplant
(PDF) GE 110 - Garlic
(PDF) GE 111 - Green peas
(PDF) GE 112 - Leafy greens
(PDF) GE 113 - Leeks
(PDF) GE 114 - Lettuce
(PDF) GE 115 - Muskmelon
(PDF) GE 116 - Okra
(PDF) GE 117 - Onion
(PDF) GE 118 - Peppers
(PDF) GE 119 - Potato
(PDF) GE 120 - Pumpkin
(PDF) GE 121 - Radish
(PDF) GE 123 - Southern Pea
(PDF) GE 124 - Spinach
(PDF) GE 125 - Summer Squash
(PDF) GE 127 - Sweet Potato
(PDF) GE 128 - Swiss Chard
(PDF) GE 131 - Winter Squash
(PDF) GE 132 - Growing Giant Pumpkins
(PDF) GE 133 - Twenty Vegetable Crops for School Container Gardens
(PDF) GE 134 - Year One: Garden Plan
(PDF) GE 135 - Sweet Corn

Weeds

(PDF) HG 28 - Bamboo 
(PDF) Poison Ivy

Lawn and Garden 

Chesapeake Bay

(PDF) HG 62-IPM:A Common Sense Approach to Managing Landscape Problems
(PDF) FS 703 - Pet Waste and Water Quality
(PDF) FS 707 - Melting Ice Safely
(PDF) FS 1014 - Landscapes That Help the Chesapeake Bay
(PDF) FS-1062 - Permeable Hardscapes
Bay-Wise (PDFs)
Riparian Buffer Systems (PDFs)

MD Department of Agriculture – Backyard Actions for a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay Series

(PDF) #1 Try Pesticide Alternatives
(PDF) #2 Use Fertilizers Responsibly
(PDF) #3 Control Soil Erosion and Rainwater Runoff
(PDF) #4 Try Composting
(PDF) #5 Conserve Water
(PDF) #6 Plant Cover Crops
(PDF) #7 Attract Pollinators to Your Garden 

 Insect Pests/Ticks/Spiders

(PDF) HG 7 - Ants and Their Control
(PDF) BB 2 - Bed Bug Fact Sheet from Penn State University
(PDF) Bites - Is Something Biting Me? from Penn State University
(PDF) HG 10 - The Boxelder Bug
(PDF) HG 115 - Carpenter Ants
(PDF) HG 29 - Carpenter Bees
(PDF) HG 79 - Chiggers
(PDF) HG 66 - Clover Mites
(PDF) HG 15 - Cockroaches
(PDF) EB 248 - Common Stinging Insects
(PDF) EL 50 - Crickets
(PDF) HG 4 - Earwigs
(PDF) HG 80 - Fabric Pests
(PDF) HG 27 - Fleas
(PDF) HG 26 - Flies in and Around the Home
(PDF) HG 41 - Key to Pests In and Around the Home
(PDF) Lyme Disease - MD Infectious Disease & Environmental Health Admin. 
(PDF) HG 104 - Mining Bees and Ground-Nesting Wasps
(PDF) FS 811 - Mosquitoes - Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Bites
(PDF) HG 49 - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
(PDF) HG 8 - Occasional Invaders
(PDF) HG 67 - Pantry Pests
(PDF) HG 5 - Silverfish and Firebrats
(PDF) FS 822 - Managing Slugs in the Garden and Beyond
(PDF) HG 9 - Spiders in Maryland 
Spiders - (download PDF)  Commonly Encountered Spiders, Penn State University
(PDF) Spotted Lanternfly, by Peter Coffey. Includes graphic representation of life cycle
(PDF) EB 245 - Termites: Prevention, Detection, Control
(PDF) FS 772 - Termites: Homeowners Guide to Termite Baits
(PDF) Ticks - Ticks fact sheet from Penn State University
(PDF) Tick Identification Form - Instructions for submitting tick samples to the Maryland Department of Agriculture (for Maryland residents only)
Yellowjackets
(PDF) FS 689 - Wood Boring Beetles: Old House Borer and Powderpost Beetles

University of Maryland Extension Department of Entomology publications

(PDF) UME Leaflet #4 - Pesticide Resource Contacts - Emergency and Non-Emergency
(PDF) UME Leaflet #10 - Using Insect Repellents Safely
(PDF) UME Leaflet #11 - Practices for Safe Use (Pesticides)
(PDF) UME Leaflet #13 - Disposal of Pesticide Containers
(PDF) UME Leaflet #27 - Understanding Pesticides
(PDF) UME Leaflet # 28 - How to Read a Pesticide Label
(PDF) UME Leaflet # 29 - How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDA)
(PDF) UME Leaflet # 37 - Section 25 (b) Pesticides: Minimum Risk?
(PDF) UME Leaflet #45 - Protecting Pet Health when Using Flea and Tick Control Products
(PDF) UME Leaflet # 46 - First Aid for Pesticide Emergencies
(PDF) UME Leaflet # 47 - How to Handle Spills of Household Pesticides 

Lawns: HGIC and MD Dept. of Ag. Publications

(PDF) HG 101 - Guide to Controlling Weeds in Cool Season Turf
(PDF) HG 306 - How to Measure Your Yard
(PDF) HG 63 - IPM Series: Turf
(PDF) HG 102 - Lawn Establishment, Renovation, and Overseeding
(PDF) FS 707 - Melting Ice Safely
(PDF) HG 104 - Mining Bees and Ground-Nesting Wasps
(PDF) HG 100 - Moss Control in Home Lawns
(PDF) FS 703 - Pet Waste and Water Quality
(PDF) HG 112 - Turfgrass Maintenance Calendars for Maryland Lawns
(PDF) MDA 15.06 - How to Choose a Lawn Care Service
(PDF) MDA 15.07.14 - Maryland's Lawn Fertilizer Law
(PDF) MDA 15.01.13 Fertilizer Use Act of 2011
(PDF) GGL - Growing Green Lawns
(PDF) How to Fertilize Your Lawn Responsibly

Lawns: University of MD Extension Commercial/Homeowner Publications

(PDF) TT 15 - Identification and Management of Brown Patch Disease
(PDF) TT 18 - Summer Patch Disease of Lawn Grasses
(PDF) TT 23 - Fairy Rings and Their Control
(PDF) TT 24 - Red Thread and Pink Patch Diseases of Turfgrass
(PDF) TT 38 - Maryland Turfgrass Disease Control Recommendations
(PDF) TT 43 - Herbicides for Crabgrass and Goosegrass Control in Turf
(PDF) TT 46 - Perennial Grass Weeds and Their Control in Turf
(PDF) TT 49 - Broadleaf Weed Control in Established Lawns
(PDF) TT 62 - Irrigation and Water Conservation on Home Lawns
(PDF) TT 68 - Establishing and Maintaining Fescues for Low Maintenance Sites
(PDF) TT 77 - Recommended Turfgrass Cultivars for Certified Sod and Professional Seed Mixtures
(PDF) TT 115 - Fertilizer Recommendations for Commercially Maintained Lawns and Turfgrass in Maryland
(PDF) TT 116 - Nutrient Management Guidelines for Turfgrass Seeding and Sod Installation
(PDF) TT 119 - Nutrient Management Guidelines for Athletic Fields in Maryland
(PDF) TT 120 - Amending Soil with Compost to Reduce Stormwater Runoff and Lawn Fertilizer Use
(PDF) TT 121 Tall Fescue Microclover Lawns  

Soil/Compost/Mulch/Fertilizer

(PDF) HG 35 - Backyard Composting
(PDF) HG 40 - Indoor Redworm Composting
(PDF) HG 18 - Lead in Garden Soils
(PDF) HG 803 - Mulch Problems: Commercial Landscape Series
(PDF) ARG97-27 - Mulch - What's Growing in My Landscape Mulch?
(PDF) 426-724 - Mulching for a Healthy Landscape (from VA Cooperative Ext.)
(PDF) GE 006 - Protect and Improve Your Soil with Cover Crops
(PDF) HG 42 - Soil Amendments and Fertilizers
(PDF) FS 704 - Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay
(PDF) FS 824 - Forage Radish: New Multi-Purpose Cover Crop for the Mid-Atlantic

Soil Testing

(PDF) Soil Test Brochure - Maryland Dept. of Agriculture & Home and Garden Info Center
(PDF) HG 110 - Soil Testing - Selecting and Using a Soil Testing Laboratory (without list of soil testing labs)
(PDF) HG 110a - Soil Testing - List of Regional Soil Testing Labs
(PDF) HG 110 & HG 110a - Combination of publications in one document
(PDF) HG 11 - Soil Test Basics
(PDF) HG 18 - Lead in Garden Soils

Wildlife

(PDFs) Woodland Stewardship Wildlife Management/Beneficial Birds
(PDF) HG 90 - Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife
(PDF) HG 64 - Snakes
(PDF) FS 655 - Resistance of Woody Ornamentals to Deer Damage
(PDF) FS 655a - Addendum to Wildlife Damage Management  Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage - Invasive Plant Alert! 
(PDF) FS 810 - Using Commercial Deer Repellents to Manage Deer Browsing in the Landscape
(PDF) FS 654 - Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries
(PDF) EB 354 - Managing Deer Damage in Maryland

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HortTips Newsletter - Archived copies

  • (PDF) Volume 1, #1 - 4/18/2013 - Boxwood psyllid, carpenter bees, Eastern tent caterpillar, rose rosette, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #2 - 5/1/2013 - Gypsy moth, emerald ash borer, Botrytis, red thread on turf, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #3 - 5/23/2013 - Lace bugs, soft scales, brown rot on cherry, fire blight on ornamentals, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #4 - 6/20/2013 - Honeylocust plant bug, termites, anthracnose leaf diseases, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #5 - 7/10/2013 - Japanese beetles, wheel bugs, brown patch, Southern blight, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #6 - 8/16/2013 - Fall webworm, butterflies, Septoria leaf spot, Cercospora on rose, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #7 - 9/25/2013 - Kudzu bug, Japanese cedar longhorned beetle, bacterial leaf scorch, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 1, #8 - 10/22/2013 - Brown marmorated stink bugs, grubs, galls, powdery mildew, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 2, #1 - 4/15/2014 - Winter damage, eastern tent caterpillar, vole damage, snow mold, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 2, #2 - 6/12/2014 - Weed gallery, emerald ash borer, anthracnose diseases, rust, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 2, #3 - 8/20/2014 - Japanese beetles,downy mildew, butterflies, rust, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 3, #1 - 4/27/2015 - Winter damage, Eastern tent caterpillar, spotted lantenfly, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 3, #2 - 7/21/2015 - Pollinators and beneficial photo gallery
  • (PDF) Volume 3, #3 - 7/21/2015 - Japanese beetles, bagworms, emerald ash borer, botrytis, etc.
  • (PDF) Volume 4, #1 - 3/29/2016 - Snow damage, Kermes scale, carpenter bees, etc.

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