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Updated: July 7, 2021

June 2021  |  Volume 12, Issue 3

Will Your Preemergence Herbicides be Effective?

Kurt Vollmer, Extension Specialist, Weed Management

Despite a less than ideal Memorial Day weekend, I’m sure many of us are grateful for the rain. While corn was planted several weeks ago, many places went for weeks without significant rainfall. As a result, many fields... Read more>>

To Mow or Not to Mow?

Amanda Grev, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Pasture and Forages

When it comes to something like mowing or clipping pastures, there are certainly two sides to the fence: those that think mowing or clipping pastures is just something that has to be done, and those that think it is a waste of time and fuel and offers... Read more >>

Checking Vegetative Growth Stages

Jarrod Miller, Extension Agronomist, University of Delaware

Corn at our research station in Georgetown, DE is at V4, which means we will probably be sidedressing several fields next week. Anyone who planted prior to April 25th may be one leaf ahead, and plans for sidedressing should be done. If you are unsure of which stage you are at, one common method is... Read more>>

Summertime Nutrient Management Housekeeping: Tips from the Agricultural Nutrient Management Program

Emileigh R. Lucas, Nutrient Management Communication Specialist, University of Maryland, College Park

Depending on the crops you grow, summertime brings spurts of tremendous work in the field, and lulls in between when other farm maintenance is on the agenda. During one of those brutally hot Maryland summer... Read more>>

Wheat Yields & Double-Crops—Time is Everything for Maximum Yields

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

Combines will be rolling very soon to harvest wheat, soon followed by the planter to get double-crop soybeans in the
ground. As you know, for both wheat and soybeans, time is of the essence to maximize yields. This article is...Read more>>

Sasscer Joins Prince George’s County AgFS Extension

Campbell Wolov, Student Intern, University of Maryland Extension Agriculture and Food Systems Program

Agriculture and Food Systems (AgFS) Extension is pleased to welcome its newest member Charles (Charlie) Sasscer to the team. Charlie is the new Prince George’s County AgFS Extension Educator and we look forward to working
alongside him to provide research-based educational programming to benefit current and aspiring Maryland farmers. Charlie completed... Read more>>

Pesticide Recertification Workbook

A team of Extension agents from the University of Maryland, University of Delaware, and Penn State have produced a workbook for applicators that do not have access to our virtual training materials. This workbook is intended to give Maryland Private Pesticide Applicators the recertification 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) core Pennsylvania 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 to the Baltimore County Extension office.

To order your free workbook, please call the Harford County Extension office at (410) 638-3255.

  • 2021-2022 Maryland Cover Crop Sign-Up

  • MDA Pesticide Exams

  • Pesticide Disposal Program

  • Maryland Weather Outlook

  • UME Agronomy Faculty Directory

  • Maryland Regional Crop Reports

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Andrew Kness
Agriculture Extension Agent
University of Maryland Extension
3525 Conowingo Rd., Suite 600
Street, MD 21154
(410) 638-3255