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May 05, 2021

SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES

A septic system is a valuable and important component of a home. It is specifically designed for your home, including the expected household water use and the soil’s capacity to treat wastewater.
May 05, 2021

Oysters and Corn: Learning from Agriculture

There has been much concern regarding the precipitous decline in Mid Atlantic oyster production, with various groups attempting to place blame and espouse causes. However, it is instructive to veer away from traditional arguments to compare oysters with traditional agricultural crops for a different view of the problem and a vision for potential solutions. Comparing production of oysters with other crops allows us to examine how those have been managed over time to increase production. The United States today is considered a world leader in food production. Taking lessons from that development and applying them to oysters could help guide the restoration of the industry that once flourished.
May 05, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Blue Catfish: Invasive, but Delicious and Nutritious!

Blue Catfish is an invasive fish species in the Chesapeake Bay but increasing commercial harvest and consumption is one way to reduce their numbers. This fact sheet aims to enhance public awareness of this invasive species as a new commercial fishery resource.
May 04, 2021

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the most poisonous species amongst the higher plants. This plant contains poisonous alkaloids throughout all of its plant parts (vegetative, flowers and fruits). Poison hemlock is acutely toxic to people and animals.If ingested, symptoms with appear 20 minutes to three hours after ingestion.
May 04, 2021

Grow It Eat It Dry It for Adults Grow It Eat It Dry It for Adults (GIEIDI) Instructor Guide

Food preservation has become popular among both adults and youth in Maryland. People are interested in knowing where their food comes from and are inspired to learn how to preserve food at home. As a result, many are growing their own gardens or are active in community gardens and are purchasing foods locally from farmer’s markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
Apr 29, 2021

COVID AND HOME INDOOR AIR QUALITY

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS GREATER RISK OF COVID TRANSMISSION INDOORS Virus aerosols expelled by coughing, sneezing and talking can travel much farther than six feet and across small rooms.
Apr 29, 2021

Considerations for Shell Use in Oyster Rehabilitation Assessing the Effectiveness of Multiple Options

There has been much concern regarding the precipitous decline in Mid Atlantic oyster production, with various groups attempting to place blame and espouse causes. However, it is instructive to veer away from traditional arguments to compare oysters with traditional agricultural crops for a different view of the problem and a vision for potential solutions. Comparing production of oysters with other crops allows us to examine how those have been managed over time to increase production. The United States today is considered a world leader in food production. Taking lessons from that development and applying them to oysters could help guide the restoration of the industry that once flourished.
Apr 27, 2021

Troubleshooting Difficult Board Dynamics

Applying Roberts Rules of Order allows boards to establish and maintain order, give every member a chance to be heard, prevent confusion, and to keep the meeting moving. However, when passionate people come together, eventually there will be differences of opinion. This factsheet explores some of the challenging behaviors that could be seen in meetings, shares actions to take to properly address the situation, insight to set the tone, and assist in positive group dynamics to come to the best decision for the group.
Apr 27, 2021

Planning and Facilitating a 4-H Public Speaking Workshop

Maryland 4-H Youth Development programs incorporate experiential learning opportunities that promote development of life skills including communication/public speaking. This fact sheet provides a framework for planning and facilitating a public speaking workshop and includes suggested learning activities that can be adapted for various youth audiences.
Apr 27, 2021

Guía sobre sistemas sépticos y su mantenimiento

Un sistema séptico es un componente valioso e importante de la casa. Está específicamente diseñado para su hogar e incluye el suministro de agua y el uso de las propiedades de la tierra en el tratamiento del agua residual.