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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.
Updated: September 15, 2021

Relationships Between Chicken Vocalizations and Health, Behavior, and Welfare

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.
Updated: August 18, 2021

El Pez Bagre azul en la bahía de Che sapeake: ¡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 23, 2021

What Happens after Phragmites is Killed?

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.
Updated: October 21, 2021

Continuing Extension Programming During a Pandemic: University of Maryland Extension Adapts to Dynamic Learning

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.
Updated: August 2, 2021

Incorporating the Essential Elements of 4-H into Online Environments through Virtual Activity Clubs

4-H virtual activity clubs meet over the internet to provide a focused learning experience on a single topic for a short period of time. This fact sheet provides guidance on creating a high quality experience to engage youth and incorporate the essential elements of 4-H into online environments.
Updated: August 2, 2021

Visual Guide for Using Zoom for Community Education Program A Guide to Develop, Implement, and Assess Your Extension Program Using Zoom Platform

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.
Updated: February 23, 2022

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: October 7, 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.