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Howard County Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It Workshop-Fruit Cannin

Monday, Jul. 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Howard County
For years, USDA approved canning techniques classes and workshops have been taught to our Maryland communities. With the growing demand in this area, these classes/workshops are now an integral part of Grow It Eat It program developed by University of Maryland Extension. The food preservation...

Disease Management - Botrytis

Timely Viticulture - Bloom and Pre-harvest
Botrytis is the major disease on a grower's radar screen Infections can occur early in the season during bloom and later in the season from bunch closing on to harvest. Infections that get in at bloom (through senescing blossom parts) remain latent (dormant) until some of them resume activity and...

Apple

Malus domestica Who can resist the image of picking plump juicy apples from your own backyard? Apples are the quintessential American fruit. Spring blossoms cover the trees, and they produce for years. However, for good fruit get educated before planting. Start with a suitable site (full sun is a...

Pawpaw

Asimina triloba Wouldn’t you know America’s largest native fruit would be exceptional? The green or yellow pawpaw fruit, ripening in September-October, has the startling flavor of bananas, plus undertones of vanilla, pineapple and mango. The 1-2 ½” mauvey-purple flowers start female and then go...

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) - Part 2: Management

Timely Viticulture: Pre Harvest
The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops, particularly thin-skinned fruit. SWD was first detected in the western United States in 2008 and has already become a major pest of many fruit and berry crops in Maryland, with potential to cause...

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) - Part 1: History, Background, and Damage

Timely Viticulture: Pre Harvest
History The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops, especially thin-skinned fruit. SWD, or Drosophila suzukii, is native to eastern Asia. Most species of vinegar flies attack overripe or damaged fruit. However, SWD is unique as the female...

Peppers

Capsicum annuum What popular vegetable is really a fruit...comes in almost every color of the rainbow...was given its erroneous name by Christopher Columbus...the most popular variety of which contains none of the chemical for which the species is famous...is planted in almost every kitchen garden...

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia humifusa Want a smile on a winter day? Tired of watering? Have a baking hot spot in the yard? Try a winter-hardy prickly pear cactus. The smooth pads of these native cacti have the typical cactus spines as well as glochids, tiny barbed hairs with a deceptively downy appearance. Practical,...

Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
Commercial fruit growers are invited to attend the Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The annual Fruit School provides information related to commercial tree and small fruit production. Information on pesticide updates and cultural practices are presented by...
Apple- and pumpkin-picking season are right around the corner and that’s why on a recent warm August night, researchers from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (...

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