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Updated: November 22, 2021

Are Your Peaches Ready to Harvest?

Harvesting peaches at the right maturity stage is crucial to improving fresh market quality and potentially increasing marketability. Peach maturity indices based on target markets can help growers identify the right conditions for optimum fruit quality harvest. Macarena Farcuh and Yixin Cai, authors. "Are Your Peaches Ready to Harvest"
Updated: November 22, 2021

What is Urban Agriculture?

Neith Little, author. "What is Urban Agriculture? This factsheet will explore the definition of urban agriculture and urban farming, with a focus on the state of Maryland. We will introduce readers to the wide variety of production practices and business models that urban growers use, with photographs and examples. Neith Little, author. "What is Urban Agriculture?
Updated: November 22, 2021

Maryland’s Energy Market: The State Consumes More Energy than it Produces

Drew Schiavone, author. "Maryland’s Energy Market: This report explores the historical trends, current status, and potential growth of Maryland’s solar photovoltaic (PV) market in terms of market share, use sectors, and current investments. The report also addresses the deployment capacity and market potential for residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors within Maryland. Various solar initiatives, legislation, and other enabling policies currently impacting the solar market are also discussed.
Updated: November 11, 2021

Leg Health in Chickens

Raising healthy poultry is the focus of industry and backyard farmers. Leg health is paramount to the holistic health of the bird. In serious cases of leg illness, the health of the entire bird is compromised. Pain and discomfort from leg-related illness may compromise the overall health of the bird, which in turn, can lead to dehydration, starvation, and in severe cases, death. In this fact sheet and in the associated series of infographics, we will examine a variety of illnesses which impact the leg health of poultry, including: Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis (BCO), Bumblefoot Osteoporosis, Tibial Dyschondroplasia (TD), and Twisted Legs.
Updated: November 8, 2021

Health Insurance Claim Problem? How to Navigate the Health Insurance Claims Process

Health insurance plans have different rules about the health providers you can use and the claims they will cover, and appealing their decisions can be confusing. This article provides an easy guide to the health insurance claim and appeal process
Updated: October 18, 2021

Watering Seeds of Change with Rainwater

his fact sheet describes an innovative rainwater harvesting system used to irrigate produce at the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs' garden in Frederick, Maryland. The rainwater harvesting system has diverted stormwater, increased food security, and improved well being in the community.
Updated: October 21, 2021

Why Extension Abroad Matters at Home A Fact Sheet for Extension Specialists and Leaders

This Fact Sheet highlights the ways in which Cooperative Extension at U.S. Land Grant Institutions benefits from and contributes to efforts towards global food security through knowledge and technology transfer, innovative leadership, cultural exchange, and institutional capacity building.
Updated: September 21, 2021

Protecting Your Mental and Emotional Health From Coronavirus

During a pandemic, empower yourself and help remove the stigma related to mental and emotional health needs through education.
Updated: September 21, 2021

How Can Growers Determine Apple Fruit Maturity and Optimal Harvest Dates?

Independent of the target market of your apples, estimating optimum harvest dates is critical not only for scheduling labor, but also to ensure a high-quality product.
Updated: September 9, 2021

Sickness Behavior in Chickens

Chickens of all types use vocalizations to communicate with each other and express their needs. We can gain insight into chicken health, behavior, and overall welfare by understanding how and why chickens vocalize.