Cut Flower Production in Maryland
University of Maryland Extension specialists and educators started conducting cut flower farm tours and educational programs for specialty cut flower crops in the late 1980s. When the tours and programs started, a specialty cut flower was generally considered anything not a rose, carnation, or a mum. Growers produce specialty cut flower crops in small backyards and on large farms in the field, high tunnels, and greenhouses.
Integrated Pest Management
UME stresses the importance of monitoring crops regularly to reduce the chance of problems with insects, diseases, and nutrients. Correct identification of the problem is key to producing a high quality cut flower crop.