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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.
Updated: June 15, 2021

Pesticide Safety Educ. Private Applicator Recert Workbook

A team of Extension agents from University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Penn State have produced a workbook for applicators that do not have access to virtual training materials. This workbook is intended to give Maryland Private Pesticide Applicators the re certification training (4 credits) needed to renew the applicator’s license. Topics covered in this workbook are MDA-approved and are equivalent to two hours of in-person training needed every three years to renew your private applicator’s license. This workbook is also approved for three (3) Delaware credits and two (2) Pennsylvania core credits. In order to receive credit you must complete the entire workbook. At the end of the workbook you will answer a 30-question quiz and return it for grading. To order your free workbook, please complete this form: or call the Harford County Extension Office at (410) 638-3255.
Updated: June 25, 2021

Virtual Showcase Toolkit

EM-13 The Virtual Showcase Toolkit offers best practices to 4-H professionals, volunteers, members, and partners for conducting virtual/online showcases and hybrid events combining virtual and in-person components. It provides considerations for adapting in-person judging experiences for most exhibit areas to potential online platforms.
Updated: September 30, 2021

Maryland Consulting & Industrial Foresters Directory - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #1059 (revised August 2021)

The Maryland Consulting and Industrial Foresters Directory lists licensed professional foresters who offer a wide range of services to woodland property owners. Services include forest stewardship plans, timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement, and much more. The Directory is for reference only and is not an endorsement of any forester listed.
Updated: June 28, 2021

Maryland 4-H Volunteer Needs Assessment

This report was generated from responses to the statewide Volunteer Needs Assessment distributed through 4HOnline to all Certified University of Maryland Extension (UME) 4-H Volunteers in 2019.
Updated: May 7, 2021


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.
Updated: May 7, 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.
Updated: May 10, 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.