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Updated: January 6, 2021

Care and Calibration of Injector Pumps

This fact sheet was developed to familiarize you with the care and up-keep of fertilizer injector pumps or proportioners and to discuss several methods of calibrating these pumps for effective and efficient application of nutrients and other materials on your plants. Proper care and calibration will prevent under or over application of nutrients and other treatments needed for appropriate plant growth.
Updated: February 7, 2021

Winter Weather and Small Flocks: What You Need to Know

As winter approaches, it is important to make sure that equipment and housing are ready well in advance. By starting winter preparations early, there will be plenty of time to fix any problems before the cold sets in.
Updated: February 7, 2021

Why Extension Needs Relationship Education

This fact sheet documents the fit of relationship education (RE) programs to Cooperative Extension programming goals. The research base behind RE programming, in addition to its alignment with Extension program areas is discussed.
Updated: January 20, 2021

Maryland 4-H Requirements and Tools for Exhibiting 4-H Sheep Projects

When preparing to show livestock in 4-H it can be overwhelming at times with the rules and guidelines that are found within the Maryland 4-H program and specifically in your individual county. If you take the time to read over the rules and guidelines and have open communication with your 4-H Extension Educator, 4-H Sheep Department Superintendents and your Club Leader it becomes an easier process to ensure a positive experience.
Updated: January 20, 2021

Maryland 4-H Requirements and Tools for Exhibiting 4-H Meat Goat Projects

When preparing to show livestock in 4-H it can be overwhelming at times with the rules and guidelines that are found within the Maryland 4-H program and specifically in your individual county. If you take the time to read over the rules and guidelines and have open communication with your 4-H Extension Educator, 4-H Meat Goat Department Superintendents and your Club Leader it becomes an easier process to ensure a positive experience.
Updated: January 22, 2021

Maryland 4-H Requirements and Tools for Exhibiting 4-H Beef Projects

When preparing to show livestock in 4-H it can be overwhelming at times with the rules and guidelines that are found within the Maryland 4-H program and specifically in your individual county. If you take the time to read over the rules and guidelines and have open communication with your 4-H Extension Educator, 4-H Beef Department Superintendents and your Club Leader it becomes an easier process to ensure a positive experience.
Updated: January 10, 2021

Hatching Eggs at Home

Hatching eggs at home can be a rewarding way to increase the size of your flock, while teaching family and friends about embryology. While chicken eggs are the most common eggs to hatch, eggs from other species can be incubated as well. As always, before starting a hatching project, make sure you have everything in place to take care of the chicks when they hatch and that you comply with all state and local laws.
Updated: February 3, 2021

Understanding Credit And Credit Reports

If you ever plan to take out a loan or you currently owe money to another party, you need to understand credit and credit reports. Credit is the ability of a borrower to receive something (often money) in exchange to return the money to the lender at a later point in time. For example, when you buy a car, a bank (lender) provides the money to you (borrower). In exchange, the lender charges you interest. The interest charged is determined by several factors based upon your credit report. Therefore, it is important for you to monitor your credit report. Let’s take a minute to provide greater insight on credit and credit reports.
Updated: March 25, 2021

The Right Tree for Your Lawn--Planting Trees to Help Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Trees provide life-giving oxygen and food, regulate temperatures, sequester carbon, and yield raw materials for building. Trees also are a source of simple beauty and they utilize nutrients as they grow. If you look at the cost of buying and maintaining trees, they are a pretty good bargain when it comes to improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. When selecting trees for their property, a homeowner should consider intended function (privacy screening, shade, etc.), budget, size and the quantity of trees needed. This report also provides important information about how to plant, water, fertilize and mulch trees to ensure that they continue to thrive and contribute to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.