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Maryland Master Gardener Handbook

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Features of the 2016 Maryland Master Gardener Handbook:

  • 28 chapters, 671 pages including over 400 color photos
  • Stated learning objectives for each chapter
  • 5 chapters on the basics: ecology, botany, soils, entomology, plant diseases
  • 8 chapters on plant groups: turfgrass, herbaceous plants, woody plants, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, herbs, and houseplants
  • 15 chapters on other important topics (e.g. composting, landscape design, aquatic gardening, wetlands, wildlife, weeds, invasive species, alternatives to turf, landscape design, water quality and conservation)
  • A 114 page Integrated Pest Management (IPM) section that includes diagnosic keys for all major plant groups and special keys for cultural and environmental problems and structural and nuisance pests.
  • Extensive glossary, index, and resource appendix¬†
  • Durable spiral binding and laminated covers
  • A Bay-Wise approach to gardening that will help you improve your soil, nurture your plants, and manage most pests without pesticides

For more information about the Maryland Master Gardener Program, please contact:

Jon Traunfeld
State Master Gardener Coordinator
jont@umd.edu
410-531-5556

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