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Grape Berry Moth Although the Japanese beetle is rapidly moving to the top of the list in many areas of Maryland the grape berry moth (Paralobesia viteana; GBM) has typically been the most significant insect pest in the vineyard due to its direct and indirect damage to the berries and clusters.
Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles can periodically be a significant pest in Maryland vineyards. They create large holes in the younger leaves of vines and cause severe lacing and even fruit damage in heavy infestations. The population build up is typically periodic and cyclic and may require control tactics in years of large infestations.
Tomato Plastic Mulch and Shade Study Tomato plants were transplanted on 7 May 2012 into black (grower standard), white or reflective plastic mulch. Five different varieties of tomato were used: Mt Spring+, Celebrity, Mt Fresh+, Crista and Scarlet Red. When tomato plants began to develop fruit, a 30% shade cloth was randomly placed over 6-10 plants per row.
Virus Transmission by Striped Cucumber Beetle in Pumpkins Growers in the mid-Atlantic have been complaining about early season (late June early July) virus infections of their cucurbit crops, most notably pumpkins, squash and cucumbers and much less in watermelon and cantaloupe.
High Beef Prices Ag Marketing - News Update Retail beef prices are at a 20 year high.  I have been asked why?  Why is beef so high? The reasons:
Organic Weed Control in No-Till Vegetable Systems 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 structure and the loss of carbon from the soil.
Winter Water Quality Tips for the Bay November 2015 When winter begins in a few weeks, it is a great time to stay indoors with family and enjoy the beauty of the season as the snow begins to fall. It is easy to forget about ways to be involved in water quality when it seems everything is frozen!
The annual Tri-County EAC Picnic Harford County Extension Advisory Council was proud to host the annual Tri-County Picnic on July 22, 2013, welcoming guests from throughout Harford, Baltimore and Carroll Counties to celebrate Extension and showcase its role in our local community. 
Baltimore County Extension Advisory Council Members Experience Nutrition Education Our University of Maryland Extension (UME) Baltimore County’s Extension Advisory Council (EAC) is comprised of community leaders who help advise, promote and market UME in Baltimore County.  Council members serve an essential function through their intimate understanding of our local communities and searching for new opportunities for UME.
One Man’s Weed is another Woman’s Dinner Inspiration struck on a mid-April workday as I attempted my favorite weeding chore, removing the wild onion. As I struggled with the weed whose bulb seems to grow two feet below ground, I thought that the time has come to learn more about this pernicious, ubiquitous, invasive plant.
Vegetable Garden Planning 2013 Vegetable Garden Planning 2013
Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park This 149 acre piedmont farm located in central Baltimore County was once more than 400 acres. A former horse and grain farm dating from the 1700s, its main homestead was built in the 1800s.
Insect Controls  Some Reduced Risk Pesticides Used in Vegetables
Examining an Organic Control for Flea Beetles on Eggplant Gerald Brust, Caragh Fitzgerald, Dave Clements, Jon Traunfeld, and Bryan Butler Dececember 2006 Summary

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