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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs): Irrigation Water Treatment for High E. coli Levels

Introduction:What should you do if your water test results show that levels of generic E. coli exceed the maximum recommended amount? Before investing in a system to clean and sanitize your irrigation water, do a visual survey of your water sources to investigate what is causing the elevated...

Understanding Farm Energy

How much energy is used on Maryland farms? The energy used to perform many routine crop and livestock operations may cost your farm several hundred or thousands of dollars each month. On average, 15% of agricultural production costs in the United States are spent on the fuels and electricity used...

Remote Setting Systems: Producing Spat on Shell Oyster Seed for Aquaculture

Remote setting is a technique that uses hatchery larvae to produce spat on shell for planting oyster grounds. The method has been successfully employed as a key part in building the Maryland oyster aquaculture industry. This manual covers system components, operation and management and is used for...

Get Hooked! Seafood’s Role in a Healthy Diet

Seafood provides essential nutrients that can help prevent disease and improve quality of life. The FDA and EPA advise eating eight to twelve ounces of seafood every week. However, national data indicates Americans are under consuming seafood products (only five ounces per week) and may be...

Maryland 4-H Volunteer Needs Assessment

The Maryland 4-H Volunteer Needs Assessment is an IRB approved research study IRBNet Package # 1227441-1. It was created to identify the volunteer development needs of Certified UME 4-H Volunteers based on the domains and competencies of the Volunteer Research and Knowledge Competency Taxonomy...

Chesapeake Bay Blue Catfish: Invasive, but Delicious and Nutritious

Blue Catfish is an invasive fish species in the Chesapeake Bay. Increasing commercial harvest and consumption is one way to reduce their numbers in our Bay. This fact sheet aims to enhance public awareness on this invasive species as a new commercial fishery resource and support this newly...

What is Chilling Injury in Peaches, What Causes it, and How Can You Manage it?

Peaches have a short shelf life capacity, thus are susceptible to high spoilage. Therefore, peaches destined for the wholesale market need to be harvested mature but not fully ripe, and submitted to cold storage to delay the ripening process. Chilling injury (CI) is a physiological disorder...

Understanding Salmonella; Its Presence and Control in Live Poultry

The purpose of this extension bulletin is to provide an understanding of what Salmonella is, how it is picked up by birds, and what control strategies can be implemented to reduce its survival and transmission in poultry flocks.

Con los edificios preparándose para reabrir, es hora de pensar en el agua estancada y los riesgos para la salud

Los cierres de edificios durante una pandemia reducen el uso de agua, generando agua es-tancada dentro de las tuberías. Esta agua puede ser insegura para beber o para otros fines per-sonales o comerciales. Los CDC y la EPA recomiendan que los administradores y propietarios de edificios se informen...

Salinity Matters for High Tunnels and Growing Media: How to Interpret Salinity Test Results

High tunnels or hoop houses are popular season-extension tools used by urban farmers, vegetable producers, and cut flower growers. One of the benefits of growing in a high tunnel is that it protects crops from excessive rain and keeps their leaves dry, which can reduce the spread of disease...

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