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Updated: June 29, 2022

How Can Growers Determine Apple Fruit Maturity and Optimal Harvest Dates? (FS-1180)

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. Author: Macarena Farcuh; Title: How Can Growers Determine Apple Fruit Maturity and Optimal Harvest Dates? (FS-1180)
Updated: April 19, 2023

Sickness Behavior in Chickens (FS-1178)

As a prey species, chickens are stoic and typically suppress signs of weakness, including when they are sick. It is difficult to detect sick chickens because they rarely show signs of illness before it becomes severe. Chickens also instinctually hide sickness behavior in the presence of a perceived threat, such as humans, because such behavior tells predators that the ill chicken may be an easy meal (Figure 1; Tizard, 2008). While sickness is mainly associated with pathogenic disease, sickness behavior can also result from injury, nutrient deficiency, and environmental stressors, such as thermal stress. Authors: Ashlyn Snyder, Dr. Jon Moyle, and Dr.Shawna Weimer; Title: Sickness Behavior in Chickens (FS-1178)
Updated: April 12, 2023

Relationships Between Chicken Vocalizations and Health, Behavior, and Welfare (FS-1177)

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. Authors: Zoie McMillian and Shawna Weimer; Title: Relationships Between Chicken Vocalizations and Health, Behavior, and Welfare (FS-1177)
Updated: August 10, 2022

El Pez Bagre azul en la bahía de Chesapeake: ¡Invasor, pero delicioso y nutritivo!

Blue Catfish has a slate blue body with smooth skin, a silverwhite belly and four pairs of black, whisker-like barbels around its mouth. Its smooth skin lacks scales. Adults usually grow to be less than two feet long but can be up to five feet and weigh more than 100 pounds.
Updated: August 19, 2022

What Happens after Phragmites is Killed? (EBR-59)

Non-native Phragmites australis can negatively impact wetlands by altering hydrology, displacing plants and animals, and increasing fire potential. Researchers are trying to understand if eradicating Phragmites without replanting the marsh with native plants can result in negative impacts to the marsh. Authors: Eric Buehl, Andrew Baldwin, Sylvia Jacobson, Karin Kettenring, Melissa McCormick, Dennis Whigham; Title: What Happens after Phragmites is Killed? (EBR-59)
Updated: January 19, 2024

Continuing Extension Programming During a Pandemic: University of Maryland Extension Adapts to Dynamic Learning (EBR-58)

During 2020, the COVID 19 Pandemic forced University of Maryland Extension (UME) into teleworking. Although UME offices were closed, programming continued. To support staff and faculty in programming for the general public, a rapid response group was assembled to address distance learning and teaching needs. Faculty and staff insights of the experience are shared which could have implications on future Extension programming approaches. Authors: Jeff Howard, Amy Rhodes, and Chenzi Wang; Title: Continuing Extension Programming During a Pandemic: University of Maryland Extension Adapts to Dynamic Learning (EBR-58)
Updated: August 16, 2023

Incorporating the Essential Elements of 4-H into Online Environments through Virtual Activity Clubs (FS-1173)

A 4-H virtual activity club (VAC) meets over the internet to provide a focused learning experience on a single topic for a short period of time. During the COVID-19 pandemic that started in March 2020, 4-H programming was forced to adapt quickly to a virtual environment. Activity clubs are one of Maryland 4-H’s established delivery modes. Offering them online was a natural fit for filling the void created by cancelled 4-H club meetings, summer camps, and other out-of-school-time activities due to the pandemic. Author: Jessica Mellon; Incorporating the Essential Elements of 4-H into Online Environments through Virtual Activity Clubs (FS-1173)
Updated: January 26, 2024

Visual Guide for Using Zoom for Community Education Program (EM-9)

This publication is created to provide tips and suggestions on ways you can use the Zoom platform to implement successful online community education programs. It takes readers through visual illustrations of pre-meeting, during-meeting, and post-meeting features that can be used to seamlessly educate your clientele, collect feedbacks and extend outreach by broadcasting your programs on social media. Authors: Dhruti Patel and Mona Habibi; Title: Visual Guide for Using Zoom for Community Education Program (EM-9)
Updated: December 5, 2023

Bay-Wise Maryland Yardstick For Small Space Urban Gardens, Townhouses, and Apartment Balconies

This seven-page fact sheet, describing homeowner landscape management best practices, is a checklist used by Maryland Master Gardeners to certify small urban gardens as “Bay-Wise” conservation landscapes.
Updated: January 23, 2023

Gastrointestinal Parasite Control in Cattle: The Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test (FS-1175)

The fecal egg count reduction test is a tool that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a dewormer. This tool should be incorporated into the parasite management program on the farm to monitor the development of dewormer resistance. Authors: Sarah Potts, Ph.D., Amanda Grev, Ph.D., Susan Schoenian, and Jeff Semler; Title: Gastrointestinal Parasite Control in Cattle: The Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test (FS-1175)