University of Maryland Extension


Farming Land in Baltimore: Laws and History

Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
St. John's Baltimore
The series is open to all and the selection of the topics in the series has been proven over time to be key components for farm profitability. This program is the result of a collaboration among The Baltimore County office of the University of MD Extension, Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for...

Backyard Vegetable Garden Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ocean Pines Library
The University of Maryland Extension will be holding a three day workshop on April 16, 23, 30, 2014 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. at the Ocean Pines Library, 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, MD, 21811. Learn how to prepare your garden for the vegetables you want to grow, harvest, and preserve. Explore...

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...


Petroselinum crispum What would we do without parsley? Can you imagine an expensive entree without its sprig of parsley? A substitute for parslied potatoes? Undoubtedly, parsley is a necessary culinary herb, but grow your own? You bet! Parsley is a biennial. After its first winter, it flowers and...


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

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...


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