University of Maryland Extension

agriculture

When Can the Government Enter Your Farm?

Farmers are challenged daily by a variety of external factors: fluctuating markets, the unpredictability of Mother Nature, and perhaps the most challenging of all: the vast, ever changing array of local, state, and Federal laws. Every new law has the potential to bring a new government inspector...

Big Data: What’s the Big Deal?

You see it all over the Internet, local and national news stations, but what actually is “big data” and what do you need to know about it as pertains to agriculture? In short, “big data” is aggregated data (a bunch of information) gathered from numerous farming operations. For example, if you are...

Fall Soil Nitrate Test (FSNT) (EBR-15)

Recent research has demonstrated that winter wheat and barley grain yields and economic return to fertilizer applications are not reliably improved by a fall nitrogen application when an adequate amount of nitrate already exists in the soil. Regulations effective October 2012 require that farmers...

Building Soil Health: Why it Matters

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
https://webmeeting.umd.edu/soilhealth/
Soil Health is a topic of growing concern that addresses many aspects of modern agricultural systems, from productivity and yield to water quality and carbon sequestration. After an in-depth needs analysis, Soil Health was chosen as the focal topic for a new three-year professional development...

Agricultural Leasing in Maryland (FS-971)

As we approach the end of the year, many farmers and their landlords will be making decisions on renewing land leases. Should the rent be increased? Should additional terms be included? As you begin these discussions, farmers and landlords should consider reviewing Agricultural Leasing in Maryland...

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