PEST ALERT- FALL ARMYWORMS IN SOUTHERN GARRETT COUNTY
University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County received a phone call from a farmer in Southern Garrett County reporting severe damage to an established Orchardgrass field. Scouting revealed a large infestation of ArmyWorms.
This field was harvested in early August, followed by a manure application, which seems to be where the most damage is being seen.
Please scout your fields and call the Extension office at 301-334-6960 or email email@example.com with questions or to report additional populations in our area.
Additional information can be found here: https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farming/management-of-fall-armyworm-in-pastures-and-hayfields/
Water-Wise is a voluntary conservation landscape certification program that allows property owners to be recognized for implementing best management practices in their lawns and gardens. Landowners can help reduce pesticides use, increase water quality, provide wildlife habitat, and much more! Check out the yardstick and see if your property measures up. You just need 36 inches to become certified. Once certified, you will receive a small aluminum sign to display. The first step is to fill out the application and either mail it to 1916 Maryland Hwy, Ste A, Mt. Lake Park, MD 21550 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Garrett County Master Gardeners will be visiting your site to complete the certification process. This program mimics the popular and successful BayWise Program.
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