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Updated: July 30, 2021

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: July 28, 2021

Gastrointestinal Parasite Control in Cattle: The Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test

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.
Updated: July 12, 2021

Is Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer Necessary for Corn Grown on Atlantic Coastal Plain Soils?

Despite reports of phosphorus (P) deficiencies in corn grown on soils with high P concentrations in Maryland, the scientific literature does not consistently demonstrate a yield increase with the use of starter P fertilizer. In this study, we evaluated corn yields with and without starter P application on soils across a wide range of soil P concentrations in Maryland to determine if our local conditions are consistent with the literature.
Updated: June 30, 2021

BEST PRACTICES FOR DEEP ROW ENTRENCHMENT (DRE) OF BIOSOLIDS USING HYBRID POPLAR TREES

Deep row entrenchment (DRE) is a biosolids beneficial reuse system suited to strip mine reclamation using biosolids and hybrid poplar trees. This publication provides best management practices resulting from years of research by the University of Maryland on a private gravel spoil site in southern Maryland. Application of the technique to coal mine spoils is discussed with examples of commercial applications.
Updated: June 28, 2021

Common Crop Issues in Backyard Chickens

Crop issues are an occasional problem in small flocks. This fact sheet goes over some of the more common crop ailments and how to deal with them.
Updated: June 23, 2021

Industrial Hemp Production in Maryland: Frequently Answered Questions

As industrial hemp production becomes legal in the US, new and experienced growers alike have questions about its cultivation, management, and marketing. This factsheet answers frequently asked questions about hemp production in Maryland. Information contained within this document is current as of June 2021. The UMD Industrial Hemp webpage (https://extension.umd.edu/programs/agriculture-food-systems/program-areas/fruit-vegetable-production/alternative-crops/industrial-hemp) will house the most updated information on hemp production in Maryland.
Updated: June 21, 2021

A Tenure Track Cohort Case Study

This fact sheet documents the group's plan of action through year 1, provides lessons learned and helpful hints and a highlight for year 2. It is intended to help future tenure track cohorts navigate a similar path and perhaps lessen the stress along the way.
Updated: June 21, 2021

What do the Numbers Really Mean? Interpreting Variety Trial Results

Variety trails are conducted in Extension to provide local data to growers regarding the performance of corn, soybeans, small grain etc.
Updated: June 15, 2021

Get Hooked! Seafood’s Role in a Healthy Diet

Seafood provides essential nutrients that can help prevent disease and improve quality of life. The FDA and EPA advise eating eight to twelve ounces of seafood every week. However, national data indicates Americans are under consuming seafood products (only five ounces per week) and may be foregoing health benefits. This fact sheet discusses the importance of seafood in a healthy diet—essential nutrients, recommended servings, and suggested varieties—to promote increased consumption.
Updated: June 23, 2021

Recipe Swaps: Common Substitutions for Making Recipes Healthier

This fact sheet provides tips and examples on how to make your recipes healthier with simple swaps for reducing calories, sugars, fat, and increasing fiber.