University of Maryland Extension

Horticulture Topics

Organic tomatoesHorticulture provides healthy foods, aesthetic landscapes, improved air, water and green space, and Maryland’s livability. These goals are accomplished by: 1) conducting research in managed horticultural systems 2) collaborating with industry leaders, agencies, and stakeholders to improve production efficiencies, environments, livelihoods and human well-being, and 3) delivering statewide education programs through improved communication, research, and teaching techniques.

Vegetable production is changing rapidly worldwide. Major factors driving change are globalization, environmental protection, and urbanization. Globalization introduces new models of business and competition requiring global perspectives and innovation to maintain viable markets. Environmental issues demand research and implementation of production practices to achieve healthy neighborhoods and farm systems. Consumers are increasing their demand for a safe, secure, affordable local food system. Maryland’s vegetable growers have considerable opportunities to adjust rather than remain threatened with globalization and urbanization.

Articles:

Tomato Pollination and How to Increase it in High Tunnels (Presentation) - 6/2017

Biostimulent Work: Using Stimplex for Vegetable Disease Management  - 4/2017

Biostimulent Work: Effect of Stimplex on Late Season Tomatoes Grown at Reduced N - 4/2017

Biostimulent Work: Commercial Extracts of the Brown Seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum and Silicon Reduce Plant Death Due to Fusarium solani and Increase Yields of Cucurbits - 4/2017

Biostimulent Work: Using Stimplex and CaSi in Tomato for Increased Yields and Quality - 4/2017

Biostimulent Work: Evaluate Stimplex and Acadia LSC on Yield of Watermelon - 4/2017

Biostimulent Work: Using Stimplex and Acadia LSC in Watermelon Production to Reduce Nitrogen Usage - 4/2017

Some of our watermelon fields may be low in sulfur - 10/2016

Why so little yellow shoulders in tomatoes this year? - 10/2016

Other Fruit Problems in 2016 Tomato Crop - 10/2016

Catfacing Problems in Tomatoes - 7/2016

Tomato Pollination - 3/2016

Vegetable Fertility - 3/2016

Sunscald Very Prevalent in Peppers This Year - 8/2015

Tomato Ripening - 8/2015

Helping Fruit Set in Tomatoes - 8/2015

Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes - 8/2015

Cantaloupe (Muskmelon) in Maryland

Grafting Heirloom Tomatoes for Increased Yields and Quality - 3/2014

Tomato and Blossom End Rot - 7/2014

Tomato Plastic Mulch and Shade Study 2012

Organic Weed Control in No-Till Vegetable Systems - 3/2014

Nutrient Problems and Their Management in Tomatoes - 12/2013

Silicon Use in Pumpkins - 12/2013

Tomato Ripening Problems and Potassium - 3/2013

Reducing N Applications - 3/2013

Midwest Vegetable Trials - 3/2013

Air Pollution and its Effect on Vegetables - 3/2013

Petiole Sap-Testing - 3/2013

Vegetable Variety Trials - 3/2013

Tomato Disorders - 3/2013

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