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Watering Seeds of Change with Rainwater

This fact sheet details a collaboration between University of Maryland researchers, Hood College, and the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick, MD. This collaboration produced a raised vegetable garden irrigated with harvested rooftop runoff and explored the quality of this...

AGsploration The Science of Maryland Agriculture

AGsploration: The Science of Maryland Agriculture is a statewide curriculum designed to increase middle school student agriculture literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills. The curriculum consists of 24 peer-reviewed lessons with experiential, hands-on activities;...

Hatching Eggs at Home

Hatching eggs at home can be a rewarding way to increase the size of your flock, while teaching family and friends about embryology. While chicken eggs are the most common eggs to hatch, eggs from other species can be incubated as well. As always, before starting a hatching project, make sure you...

Understanding Credit And Credit Reports

If you ever plan to take out a loan or you currently owe money to another party, you need to understand credit and credit reports. Credit is the ability of a borrower to receive something (often money) in exchange to return the money to the lender at a later point in time. For example, when you buy...

Seven Steps to Writing Journal Articles

Writing for professional journals is a learned skill that takes practice to excel. This fact sheet will share seven general steps to help emerging authors to begin grooming their academic writing skills.

Pollinator Friendly Plant Production 2: Controlling Insect Pests

Customers want pollinator friendly plants, but producing an aesthetically pleasing plant typical involves the use of control materials to keep insect damage to a minimum. This fact sheet provides information on methods and materials that will help you reduce pest insect damage in the greenhouse...

Water Quality and Food Safety Understanding Factors Impacting Surface Water Quality

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requires farmers to test water used for agricultural production for generic E. coli. This document helps farmers understand how to interpret their water testing results, environmental factors that can impact those results, and...

Will They Buy It? Consumer Willingness to Pay for Agricultural Products Irrigated with Recycled Water

Due to increasing stress on existing water resources, many farmers are considering alternative water sources to maintain the long-term sustainability of production. One option is recycled water, highly treated municipal wastewater that is then used for agricultural and other beneficial purposes...

A Guide to Septic Systems and Maintenance

Septic systems, also referred to as onsite wastewater treatment, are a well-established and effective tool for treating waste for homes, businesses, churches and small communities. If you are one of the 420,000+ homeowners in Maryland with a septic system, then you are responsible for maintaining...

A Tenure Track Cohort Case Study

A recent innovation in faculty retention has been to encourage tenure-track faculty who will be going up for tenure together to form a cohort that will work together throughout the tenure process. This cohort serves as a support network and a professional community of practice. The 2021 Cohort of...

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