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Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar

Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 (All day)
Central Maryland Research and Education Center
Are you disappointed with your pastures? Are the weeds and clover taking over? Do you want to reduce your hay and grain bill? Then our Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar is right for you! This seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn how to maximize your use of pasture for improved farm...

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium This native is not a true grass but a member of the iris family, a small blue-eyed beauty that should not be missed. Growing about 12 inches tall, this clump-forming perennial features narrow grass-like leaves and violet-blue flowers with a yellow center that appear on...
Finally, spring has arrived! Now that pastures and lawns are starting to grow again, I’ve had several calls about seeding. Is it too late to seed now? My answer is yes. Spring seeding – especially...

Shallots

Allium cepa var. aggregatum Grow your own specialty crop! If you like gourmet ingredients, plant shallots, a dainty member of the onion family prized for mild subtle flavor without a strong onion or garlic taste. Their small bulbs and green grass-like foliage are edible, similar to green onions...

Little Bluestem

Photo by Sara Tangren
Photo by Sara Tangren Schizachyrium scoparium (Andropogon scoparius) This native grass is coming on strong as gardeners switch to plants both ornamental and beneficial. In fall, its bluish blades give way to bright gold and reddish tones. Don’t cut back this ornamental grass before winter and it...

Feather Reed Grass ‘Karl Foerster’

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year, ornamental grass ‘Karl Foerster’ provides three generous seasons of interest. Sturdy green blades emerge early from winter dormancy, growing to 4-5’ tall. Inflorescences (flower stalks) shoot up higher in summer, feathery...

Fountain Grass ‘Karley Rose’

Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’ When drought hits a summer garden, the rosy pink plumes of ‘Karley Rose’ are as perky as ever. This ornamental grass can be used as the backbone of perennial beds or a low dense screen. Clumps grow about 3-4 feet tall and wide. Above its clean disease-resistant...

Hydroponic Fodder — Is it a viable option for feeding sheep, goats and other livestock?

Although the methods of hydroponic fodder production date back to the 1930's, there is renewed interest in hydroponic fodder as a feedstuff for sheep, goats, and other livestock. Hydroponics is a ... more ››
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