University of Maryland Extension

Commercial Vegetable Growers

May showers bring June crop diseases

Published 6/6/17 Neith Little, Urban Agriculture Extension Educator Andrew Kness, Harford County Agriculture Extension Educator Dr. Kathryn Everts, Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology The past month has been full of calls about seedlings and transplants growing poorly and showing...

2017 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 - 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a look at how livestock can enhance a small...

WMREC Horticultural Crops Twilight Meeting & Tour

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Western MD Research & Education Center
This educational meeting will give fruit and vegetable producers a look at several of the ongoing projects at the research facility located in Washington County, MD, as well as the opportunity to interact with University of Maryland researchers and Extension specialists. Topics will include updates...

2016 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a look at how livestock can enhance a small...

Organic Weed Control in No-Till Vegetable Systems

Organic tomatoes grown no-till with cover crop
Organic vegetable growers have a hard time managing weeds, as there are no reliable Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) chemicals for controlling grass or broad leaf weeds. Most of the time growers depend on tillage for weed control, but excess tillage can lead to destruction of soil...

2015 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a session with a look at how livestock can...
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