Agriculture & Natural Resources

The Anne Arundel County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator works with farmers by providing technical and educational information. These services are designed to offer the latest in pest management practices and nutrient management while being sensitive to the environmental impacts on the county's water and soil resources.

For more information on Agriculture and Natural Resources contact:

R. David Myers
Principal Agent, Agriculture, M.S., CCA, CPAg
Phone: 410 222-3906, Fax: 410 222-3909
Email: myersrd@umd.edu
Bio: https://agnr.umd.edu/about/directory/r-david-myers

AGNR Newsletter

Vegetable & Fruit News

Special Editions

2021
March 26, 2021 - Thrips Damage to Greenhouse and High Tunnel Vegetables
May 6, 2021 - Special Alert Edition "IWM Article VIII: CPWC

2020
March 20, 2020 - Integrated Weed Management Part I
April 7, 2020 - Integrated Weed Management Part II
April 13, 2020 - Integrated Weed Management Part III
April 29, 2020 - Integrated Weed Management Part IV & Allium Leaf Miner Alert
May 18, 2020 - Integrated Weed Management Part V & Fruit Flavor and Color Science
May 27, 2020 - Integrated Weed Management Part VI & BCMB Bifenthrin Section 18
May 28, 2020 - Cancellation of Annual Strawberry Twilight Tour
June 3, 2020 - IWM Part VII & Other Pollinators
June 17, 2020 - Pollinators Part II: Non-Bee/Other Pollinators
June 30, 2020 - Non Bee/Other Pollinators & GROW IWM
July 10, 2020 - Cucurbit Downy Mildew in Maryland
July 23, 2020 - Sweet Midge & IPM Update
July 28, 2020 - Pollinators Part IV: Bats
August 5, 2020 - Pollinators Part V: Birds; IPM Update
August 18, 2020 - Corn Earworm; Asana XL 2(ee) Label
August 25, 2020 - Pollinators Part VI: Ants
August 31, 2020 - Pollinators Part VII: Wasps
September 1, 2020 - Apple Maturity Assessments - Week 2
September 15, 2020 - Apple Maturity Assessments - Week 4
September 23, 2020 - Apple Maturity Assessments - Week 5
October 14, 2020 - Apple Maturity Assessments - Week 6
October 20, 2020 - Apple Maturity Assessments - Week 7
October 30, 2020 - Special Research & Meetings Edition
November 5, 2020 - Apple Maturity Assessments - Week 9

 

Agriculture Announcements

Agriculture Bulletins

Fruit Production Bulletins
Home Fruit Production Instructional Outline
Multi-Tree Fruit Spray Sheet, 2021
Multi-Small Fruit Spray Sheet, 2021
Strawberry Fungicide Spray Sheet
Vineyard Impact and Vision, 2003
Vineyard Reckoning
Evaluation of the Perpendicular-V Peach Orchard Training System for So. MD Applicability of the Peach Perpendicular-V Training System for Southern Maryland
Hops Resource Guide
Fruit Herbicides

Vegetable Production Bulletins
2008 Maryland Vegetable Enterprise Budgets
Ethnic Vegetable Production
Planting Fall Brassicas, Broccoli and Pak Choi into German Foxtail Millet
Planting Sugar Snap Peas into German Foxtail Millet
Sweet Potato Study
No-Till Tomato Study
Trickle Fertigation: "Environmentally Friendly Fertility"
Fighting Old Age with Vegetables
Sustainable and Low Input Strip-Till & No-Till Vegetable Planting Tactics
Plasticulture Production Method for Specialty Vegetables
Ethnic Vegetable Handbook
Fumigant Update - WYE REC Strawberry Twilight
Respirator Fit Testing for Fumigation Law Compliance
     a. Respirator Fit Test Card
     b. Respirator Fit Test Record Form
     c. Respirator Medical Questionnaire

Grain Production Bulletins
2009 Field Crop Budget
Organic No-Till Grains
Abruzzi: A Giant Cover-Crop Rye

Forage Production Bulletins
Pasture Renovation Guide
Pasture Stocking Rate
Annual Pasture Systems
Forage Testing Labs
Orchardgrass Strategy Round-Table

Livestock Production Bulletins
Anthrax Ag Bulletin
Recognize the Symptoms of Foot and Mouth Disease
Veterinarian Services
Managing "Sacrifice" Lots

Integrated Pest Management
IPM Short Study
IPM Threshold Guide - Vegetable Crops
IPM Threshold Guide - Agronomic Field Crops
Sprayer Calibration
Summary of Worker Protection Standards
Becoming a Better Plant Disease Detective
MD Pesticide Core Manual
Pesticide Applicator Checklist Leaflet #18
Pesticide Applicator COVID 19 Respirator Leaflet 102

Nutrient Management Bulletins
Soil Sampling Procedures
Comparison of Soil Testing Labs 
Comparison of Manure Test Labs 
Comparison of Compost Test Labs
Comparison of Tissue Labs
Finding Account ID Numbers
Comparison of Growing Media Labs
Soil Testing Lab Conversions
Plan Implementation Review
Manure Testing Pays Off
Manure Stockpile Guidelines - MDA
Animal Unit Equivalents
Fuel into Fertilizer: Cost Analysis
Maryland Watershed Implementation Plan
Manure Sampling Procedures
Interpreting Heavy Metal Soil Tests

Farm Management Bulletins
Agriculture Statistics and Information   
     Anne Arundel County
     Prince George's County
     State of Maryland
Farm Directory of Cooperatives
Custom Work Rates in Southern Maryland
Buyers and Sellers Ethnic Vegetable Report
Farm Labor Meeting Highlights
Produce Buyers Seek Local Farm Products

Agriculture Issues
MSDE Task Force to Incorporate Agriculture Curricula
2008 Extension Program Assessment
Zoning Permits and Compliance
Anne Arundel County Zoning Regulations for Livestock
Prince George's Agricultural Zoning Compilation
Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulernability to Climate Change
2017 Request for Proposals - Demonstration of Innovative Technologies to Manage Animal Manure
Northeast and Northern Forests Regional Climate Hub Assessment of Climate Change Vulernability and Adapation and Mitigation Strategies
Anne Arundel County Zoning

Research

Resources & Production Guides

Ag Tech Talk Slide Presentations