University of Maryland Extension

vegetable

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...

Bulb fennel, Florence fennel

Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum Bulb fennel has been a mainstay vegetable in the Mediterranean for centuries. Eaten raw in salads, roasted until caramelized, steamed, or stir-fried, it adds a slight licorice flavor to dishes. Don’t confuse bulb fennel with annual herb fennel whose seeds are used...

Worcester County Fair

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
Byrd Park Snow Hill
Come one Come All to the 2013 Worcester County Fair! August 9th,10th and 11th. Arts & Crafts, Cake Auction, Talent Show, Demonstrations, Entertainment, Food, Games, Livestock,Horse Show, Pony Rides. For more information contact the Worcester County Fair at worcesterfairmd.gmail.com

Grow It, Eat It Open House

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 1:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park Activities Center
The Montgomery County Master Gardeners will host a free Open House about Vegetable Gardening on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, at the University of Maryland Extension/Montgomery County, Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD 20855. Sessions include...
VA & MD Ag Marketing Professionals at Polyface Farms
It was a whirlwind two day tour of Virginia agriculture operations during the second annual Virginia-Maryland Agriculture Marketing Professionals Annual Meeting, held April 11th-12th. More than 25...

Using Nitrate-N Petiole Sap-Testing for Better Nitrogen Management in Vegetable Crops

September 2008 Introduction Vegetables have a relatively high nitrogen requirement and at times growers apply too much fertilizer-N that contributes to ground and surface water pollution. Fertilization can be made more efficient by plant analysis. Plant tissue (petiole) nitrate testing is a way of...

Air Pollution Effects on Vegetables

May 2007  The burning of coal and other fossil fuels gives rise to various chemical pollutants such as SO 2 (sulfur dioxide), NOx (nitrogen oxides such as nitrite, nitrate, etc.), O3 (ozone) as well as a variety of other hydrocarbons. Ozone and peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) produced in these reactions...

Reducing Nitrogen Applications in Watermelon While Maintaining or Increasing Yields

2008 Objective: With the emphasis on reducing excess nutrients applied to Maryland vegetable fields, which will reduce nutrient movement into the Chesapeake Bay, this research examined supplying nitrogen to watermelon plants only when needed as determined by the plant’s nitrate content...

Tomato Ripening Problems and the Role of Potassium

August 2009 Over the last few months in our area there have appeared problems with tomato ripening. The ripening problems are called various names such as blotchy ripening, yellow shoulder, grey wall, internal whitening, etc (Fig 1). They all have the same root cause; lower levels of potassium (K...

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