Agronomy News Header April 2021 Issue
Updated: July 7, 2021

New Web-Based Soybean Budget Tool

Alan Leslie, Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland Extension, Charles County

With grant funding from the Maryland Soybean Board, we have been working to develop a new web-based app for calculating crop budgets for growing soybeans. The goal for this...Read more>>

Evaluating Wheat Stands

Andrew Kness, Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland Extension, Harford County

Depending on where you are in the state, small grains may have gotten off to a slow start or may have not established well enough in the fall to make a productive 2021 wheat crop. As wheat approaches...Read more>>

Fusarium Head Blight Management

Alyssa Koehler, Extension Field Crop Pathologist, University of Maryland Delaware

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), caused by the fungus Fusarium, is typically the most important disease of small grains in our region. Fusarium species that cause FHB can...Read more>>

Early-Season Scouting For Wheat Diseases

Andrew Kness, Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland Extension, Harford County

Spring is a busy time on the farm that demands a lot of different tasks; one of the tasks that can be overlooked is scouting your small grains now for the...Read more>>

April IPM Insect Scouting Tips

Emily Zobel, Senior Agriculture Agent Associate, University of Maryland Extension, Dorchester County

Alfalfa weevils emerge and lay eggs in alfalfa stems in Mid-April. The larvae are yellowish-green with blackheads. The easiest way to scout for this...Read more>>

Cover Crop Termination for 2021

Jarrod Miller, Extension Agronomist, Jamie Taraila and Amy Shober, Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Maryland Delaware

With April and warmer temperatures finally, here, it is time to think about cover crop termination. This spring, we expect lower cover crop biomass at...Read more>>

Maryland Circuit Court Judge Reverses Final Maryland AFO Permit

Paul Goeringer, Agriculture Legal Specialist, University of Maryland, Agriculture Law Education Initiative

Earlier this month, a circuit court judge in Montgomery County reversed the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) final 2020 Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) Discharge Permit for not considering ammonia emission discharges into...Read more>> 

Removal of Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

Doris Behnke, Senior Agriculture Agent Associate, University of Maryland Extension, Cecil County

Now is the time to remove the egg masses that the adult spotted lanternfly (SLF) laid last year. To do this you will need...Read more>>

Farmer Cooperators Needed For On-Farm Nitrogen Trials

Nicole Fiorellino, Extension Agronomist, University of Maryland, Amy Shober, Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Delaware

The University of Maryland and the University of Delaware are looking for farmers throughout both states to participate in a...Read more>>

What To Do With Thinning Alfalfa Stands

Jeff Semler, Principal Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland Extension, Washington County

It’s the time of year when our alfalfa fields are just waking from winter slumber, or at least we hope they are.

We are hopeful that a combination of favorable moisture and thoughtful management will...Read more>>

  • Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Now Accepting Applications for FY22 Easement Cycle

  • Cost-Share Grants Expanded to Include Natural Filters, Pasture Fencing

  • Farm equipment

    US Farmers Expect to Plant More Corn and Soybean Acreage

  • Pesticide Disposal Program

    Pesticide Disposal Program

  • Maryland Weather Outlook

  • UMD Agronomy Faculty Directory

  • Maryland Regional Crop Reports

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Agronomy News is a statewide newsletter for farmers, consultants, researchers, and educators interested in grain and row crop forage production systems. This newsletter is published by the University of Maryland Extension, Agriculture & Food Systems Agronomy Team every month during the growing season and will include topics pertinent to agronomic crop production. Subscription is free. 

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