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Updated: May 29, 2024

2024  |  Volume 15, Issue 3

  • Vegetable Production Guide

    Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations (EB-236)

  • Cucumber beetle damage to leaf

    IPM Vegetable and Fruit Scouting Tips

  • Raspberry bush

    Spray Program for Multi-Small Fruit Plantings

Upcoming UME & UMES Events

Additional upcoming events can be found on the UME events website. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. If you need a reasonable accommodation to par-ticipate in any event or activity, please contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office 2 weeks prior to event.

  • UMES Traveling Agritourism Workshop. Monday, June 10, 2024. 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $50. The bus will depart from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore 30690 University Blvd S. Princess Anne, MD 21853), at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. All participants should plan to be checked in no later than 7:30 a.m. The tour will visit an agritourism location in Blades Orchard, Federalsburg, and Emily's Produce, Cambridge. Lunch is included.
  • Good Agricultural Practices: Introduction to Produce Safety Rule. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Firebird Research Farm (UDC), (12001 Old Baltimore Pike Beltsville, MD 20705) Free event. For more information please contact Carol Allen, at, 240-994-5043 Registration:
  • Biological Control Conference. June 5 & June 6, 2024, 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Carroll Community College. $65-100. A 2-day Biological Control Conference with hands-on lab experiences designed to help nurseries, greenhouses, arboretums, and landscapers adopt practical biological control methods. More information and registration at
  • Salinity-Affected Lands in Transition Conference. June 11 and 12, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Cam-bridge, Md. This two-day conference focused on saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in coastal agroeco-systems. $175. This conference highlights research being conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) Agroecology Lab, the University of Delaware (UD) and George Washington University (GWU) on the Delmarva Peninsula. More information and registration at
  • Women in Ag Webinars: Setting Up a Farm Chart of Accounts. July 9, 2024. Virtual Noon—1:00 p.m. A chart of accounts is the base of all financial record keeping. It is an organized classification of transactions within the business. It makes managing finances easier, categorizing transactions, and understanding. This webinar will provide an introduction to setting up a farm chart of accounts. Register at
  • Save the Date—Maryland State Horticultural Society Summer Tour. Wednesday, July 10, 2024. More information to come.
  • Save the Date—MGGA/UME Summer Winegrape Field Day. Saturday, June 29, 2024. More information to come.
  • CMREC 2024 Field Crops Research Twilight, Barbecue & Ice Cream Social. Aug 7, 2024. 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central Maryland Research & Education Center, (2005 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD). A barbecue dinner will be served at 4:00 pm followed by homemade ice cream prior to the evening tour. University of Maryland Extension Educators and Specialists will showcase their field crop, vegetable and fruit re-search plots. Register online

Vegetable & Fruit News, Volume 15, Issue 3 (pdf)

Vegetable & Fruit News is a research-based publication for the commercial vegetable and fruit industry available electronically from April through October.  Published by the University of Maryland Extension Agriculture and Food Systems team.

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Emily Zobel
University of Maryland Extension Agent - Dorchester County
501 Court Lane, Room 208
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 410-228-8800

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