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Nitrogen Fertilization in the Vineyard

Timely Viticulture: Pre Bloom
The annual goal in the established vineyard is to have the vines fill their allotted trellis space, top out just above the top wire at verasion, and produce a crop that is in balance with the vegetative vigor. For many grapevines (especially vinifera varieties), excessive nitrogen may lead to...

Soil Organic Matter is an Essential Component of Soils

Soil organic matter is an essential component of soils. It must be added and maintained, and the soil type as well as the organic material being added are very important. Fact Sheet 1045 examines how soil organic matter can be managed in agricultural production.
Inside this Issue Snowzilla vs. Clean Water The Stormwater Bachelor Returns SOILS – Nature’s secret weapon to achieve better water quality A Focus on Sea Level Rise and Coastal InundationMore info

Introduction to Soils

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Wor Wic Community College
Designed for master gardeners, forestry technicians and agriculture professionals to discover the basic aspects of soil science. Focus on soil formation and the physical, chemical and biological properties to explore the science of soils in agricultural, forested and wetland ecosystems. Tuition: $...

Fall Soil Sampling

Soil samples are good for three years for Nutrient Management Plan development. Expired soil sample analyses must be replaced! Use your Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) to quickly determine fields in need of sampling. Look at the “Test Date” column on the “Soil Test Results” page of your NMP...

Soil Organic Matter

As part of soil testing, we have an option to choose to test soil level Organic Matter (OM). In general, folks know that higher OM levels are more desirable. However, in many cases, there is an extra charge. So why is it important to know the levels of organic matter in our soils? Organic Matter...

Composting at Home

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
If so, join us for FREE Gardening Seminars presented by The University of Maryland Extension Baltimore County Master Gardeners. 410.887.8090 PLANT & LEARN SEMINAR: 9/26: Composting at Home The Demonstration Garden is located in-side the big fence on the left (west) side of the Balt. Co. Center...
I think it’s safe to say that all of us in the farming community agree that agriculture is one of the most important endeavors undertaken by our society. “If you ate today, thank a farmer!” is one of...

Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay (FS-704)

The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things...

Starting a Farm Enterprise in Maryland: Checklist (FS-946)

This factsheet contains a listing of resources as you consider a new farm enterprise.

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