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Updated: February 2, 2024

June 2022  |  Volume 13, Issue 3

Be on the Lookout for Green Stink Bug

Emily Zobel, Senior Agent Associate, UME Dorchester County

University of Delaware extension and Rutgers both as recently reported seen a large increase in green stinkbugs (Acrosternum hilare or Chinavia hilaris ) in their black light...Read more

Inking in Peaches and Nectarines: Symptoms, Causes and Control

Macarena Farcuh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

University of Maryland
Symptoms of Peach and Nectarine Inking: Field inking or skin discoloration is characterized by the appearance of dark colored, brown-black spots or longitudinal...Read more

Flaming as a Weed Management Tool

Cerruti R Hooks, Professor and Extension Specialist, and Dwayne Joseph, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CMNS, Department of Entomology

Introduction-Mechanical cultivation and hand weeding are organic producers most preferred choices for weed control. However, repeated cultivation has a negative influence on soil structure...Read more

  • Line drawing of vegetables

    Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommedations

    The Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Guide is available for free

  • Bean leaf beetle (Cerotoma trifurcata), Image by Winston Beck, Iowa State University

     June Vegetable Insect Scouting Tips



  • Northeast SARE

    SARE Is Accepting Preproposals

    Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is accepting preproposals to distribute $5 million in funding across its three largest grant programs. For more information

Upcoming Extension Events

  • Ag Direct Marketing School
    June 29, 2022 at 6707 Groveton Drive Clinton, MD 20735
    Cost: $20
    Topics covered include: keys for setting up a profitable business, tips for setting up an eye-catching display at the farmer market, how to set up an online presence, how to accept credit cards and other payments, and more. For more information or to register contact Charie Sasscer at , or at 301 868 9366.
  • Biological Control for Nurseries, High Tunnels and Greenhouses Conference.
    June 30—July 1, 2022
    Program Description: The University of Maryland Extension and Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association have organized a Biological Control Conference that will help you move forward with biological control in your operation. We are bringing in speakers from Maryland, across the country, and Canada to share information on practical biological control options. The program will be held at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Registration is $90 for members and $140 for non-members. The agenda and registration link are available online at the Maryland Nursery, Landscape and Greenhouse Association website
  • Delmarva Weed Management Tour
    June 28-29, 2022
    Program Description: A series of field days will be held on June 28th and 29th for farmers, the ag industry, and others interested in seeing the latest results from university weed management trials. These will include tours of herbicide demonstration plots, updates on integrated weed management trials, and updates on UAVs (drones) for herbicide applications. Pesticide credits will be available for MD and DE.  These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kurt Vollmer at, Mark VanGessel at, or Vijay Singh at
    • June 28: Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC, 33446 Research Drive, Painter, VA from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    • June 29: First stop at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Second stop at the University of Maryland Wye Research and Education Center, 211 Farm Lane, Queenstown, MD from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Other Events Offered By University of Maryland Extension

Vegetable & Fruit News, June 2022, Volume 13, 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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