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Updated: February 3, 2023

Agronomy Meetings

Howard County Mid-Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: February 14, 2023  |  Tuesday  |  Time: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Deer Creek Overlook, 6 Cherry Hill Rd., Street, Maryland 2115
Registration: To register or for more information contact Andy Kness at the University of Maryland Extension-Harford County Office at (410) 638-3255.

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Frederick Commercial Pesticide Applicators Conference
Date:
February 7, 2023  |  Tuesday  | Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Frederick 4-H Camp Center, 3702 Basford Rd., Frederick, MD 21703
Cost: $40 (does not include Eventbrite fees of $4.52)
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-maryland-agricultural-pesticide-conference-frederick-tickets-515181069447
Description:  The program will offer continuing education credits for Commercial Pesticide Applicators, Public Agency Applicators, Landscape Contractors, Arborists, and Professional Fertilizer Applicators to renew their licenses. The credits available are for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) as well as the states of DE, MD, PA, and WV. Frederick Topics: Precision Agriculture Technology for Pesticide Applications, Optimizing Early Season Pest Management in Field Corn, Maryland Department of Agriculture Enforcement and Regulation Update, Preparing for Tar Spot in Maryland, Overview of Insect Pests of Wheat, Insecticide Impact on Monarch Butterflies and Updates on the Maryland Pesticide Safety Education Program, and Pesticide Safety and Herbicide Update.

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Denton Commercial Pesticide Applicators Conference
Date:
February 9, 2023  |  Thursday  | Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Caroline County 4-H Park, 8230 Detour Rd., Denton, MD 21629
Cost: $40 (does not include Eventbrite fees of $4.52)
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-maryland-agricultural-pesticide-conference-denton-tickets-515184208837
Description: The program will offer continuing education credits for Commercial Pesticide Applicators, Public Agency Applicators, Landscape Contractors, Arborists, and Professional Fertilizer Applicators to renew their licenses. The credits available are for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) as well as the states of DE, MD, PA, and WV. Denton Topics: Optimizing Early Season Pest Management in Field Corn, Maryland Department of Agriculture Enforcement and Regulation Update, Overview of Insect Pests of Wheat, Farm Stress, Insecticide Impact on Monarch Butterflies and Updates on the Maryland Pesticide Safety Education Program, and Vegetable Insect Pests.

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Mid-Shore Agronomy Meeting
Date: February 15, 2023  |  Wednesday  |  Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Caroline 4-H Park, 8230 Detour Rd., Denton, MD 21629-2166
Registration:
To register or for more information contact Jim Lewis at the University of Maryland Extension-Caroline County Office at (410) 479-4030.

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Central Maryland Agronomy Update Meeting
Date: February 22, 2023  |  Wednesday  |  Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Registration: https://go.umd.edu/2023cmau

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Crop Sustainability & IPM Workshop
Date: March 7, 2023  |  Tuesday  |  Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: UME-Anne Arundel County, 97 Dairy Lane, Gambrills, MD 21054
Description: This workshop will explore advanced crop production practices focusing on sustainability, food security and integrated pest management tactics. This meeting will provide Private Applicator Recertification & Nutrient Applicator Voucher Recertification.  Registration is required.
Registration: go.umd.edu/CropsIPMWorkshop-Mar

Precision Agriculture

Event: Wednesday Webinars: Precision Agriculture Hardware and Equipment
Date: Feb. 8, 2023  |  Wednesday
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  |  Location: Virtual (Via Zoom)
Cost: Free
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-wednesday-webinars-tickets-466528528387
Description: While precision agriculture is always evolving with new ideas and equipment, there have become some standards within field crop production. We will overview precision ag equipment, including GPS, remote sensing, and more recent advances to help keep up with the terminology and apply some value to the practices.

Soil

Event: Soil Amendment Workshop
Date: March 9, 2023  | Thursday
Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD 2085
Cost: $10 (covers expenses for the provided light breakfast and lunch)
Register on Eventbrite: https://soilamendmentworkshop.eventbrite.com/
Description: Soil amendments are any of the materials growers add to the soil – like compost and fertilizers – to improve its physical or chemical properties and promote better crop growth. Biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAOs) are those that come from animals, like manure or animal mortalities, and can include pre- and post-consumer waste like table scraps. Proper use of soil amendments is critical for managing soil fertility, improving soil quality, and often results in healthier and tastier crops.

However, soil amendments, particularly BSAAOs, that are untreated or inadequately treated prior to application can contain harmful human pathogens that can cause foodborne illness in consumers. This topic is especially relevant to growers of specialty crops that are typically eat raw and produce covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR).

Workshop speakers will provide an overview on the PSR and draft guidance from the FDA to understand the current regulatory framework and requirements regarding soil amendments, the basics of how to compost, and the benefits of using BSAAOs to the soil and the farm. The intent is to help growers understand risks and benefits of using BSAAOs and how to comply with the current requirements. It will also provide an update on the status of BSAAO Risk Assessment, associated research, and discuss the possible future of Subpart F provisions for the use of untreated BSAAO on covered farms. Attendees will receive a certificate of workshop completion for their records.

Archives (Recordings)

Agronomy

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: December 1, 2020 | Length: 4:24:27
Topics discussed:

  • Herbicide and Weed Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems University of Maryland Extension
  • Evaluating Post Herbicide Tank Mixes in Soybean Traits
    Ben Beale, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems University of Maryland Extension
  • Grain Insect Pests
    Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    Kelly Love,  Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Updating Critical Nutrient Levels for Corn Tissue Tests
    Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension
  • Cover Crop Mixes
    Sarah Hirsh, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Soybean Population Research Updates
    Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Nutrient Management Update
    Weylin Anderson,  Nutrient Management Specialist, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Northern Maryland Field Crops Day
Date: December 3, 2020 | Length: 4:09:39
Topics discussed:

  • Soybean Population Research Update
    Bryan Butler, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Pesticide Legal Update
    Paul Goeringer,  Senior Faculty Legal Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension
  • Weed Management Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    Kelly Love,  Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Precision Management in an Imprecise World
    Josh McGrath, Extension Associate Professor, Agricultural Soil ManagementDepartment of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, University of Kentucky
  • Cover Crops & Soil Carbon
    Ray Weil, Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Technology University of Maryland College Park
  • MDA Nutrient Management Update
    Weylin Anderson,  Nutrient Management SpecialistMaryland Department of Agriculture

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: January 21, 2021 

The recordings for this meeting was broken up into four sections

View Recording 1    View Recording 2   View Recording 3     View Recording 4

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Maryland Grain Crops
Aditi Dubey, Ph.D. Student, EntomologyUniversity of Maryland College Park
8:30 a.m. Weed Management Update
Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food SystemsUniversity of Maryland Extension
9:00 a.m. Pesticide Litigation Update
Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Legal SpecialistAgricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension
9:30 a.m. MDA Pesticide Update
David Parks, Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide RegulationMaryland Department of Agriculture
10:00 a.m. Sponsor Highlights
10:15 a.m. Cover Crop Mixes
Sarah Hirsh, Agent, Agriculture & Food SystemsUniversity of Maryland Extension
10:45 a.m. Fertility Considerations for Giant Miscanthus Production
Brian Kalmbach, Faculty Specialist, Agricultural Nutrient Management Program, University of Maryland College Park
11:15 a.m. Nutrient Availability Macro to Micro
Jarrod Miller,  Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in AgronomyDepartment of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware
11:45 a.m. Updating Critical Nutrient Levels for Corn Tissue Tests
Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, AgronomyPlant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension
12:15 p.m. Adjourn
Complete recertification forms and program evaluations

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: February 17, 2021 | Length: 4:00:28
Topics discussed:

  • Herbicide and Weed Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Bt Traits in Corn
    Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Weed Management for Pastures
    Jeff Semler, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    Jeff Semler, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Interpreting a Soil Test
    Andy Kness, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Fertility Management for Forages
    Amanda Grev, Agent, Forage Specialist, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Cover Crop Mixes
    Sarah Hirsh, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Increasing the Protein Content of Soft Red Winter Wheat
    Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: February 26, 2021 | Length: 4:25
Topics discussed:

  • Herbicide and Weed Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Pesticide Litigation Update
    Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Legal Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension
  • Disease Management for Corn on Corn Rotations
    Andy Kness, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    David Parks, Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Nitrogen Management with Cover Crops
    Steven Mirsky, Research Ecologist, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
  • Precision Management in an Imprecise World
    Josh McGrath, Extension Associate Professor, Agricultural Soil Management, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, University of Kentucky
  • Updating Critical Nutrient Levels for Tissue Tests
    Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Nutrient Management Update
    Howard Callahan, Nutrient Management Specialist, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Forage

Virtual Forage Conference
Date:
January 25 & 27 , 2022  |  Tuesday & Thursday
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  |  Location:  Online
Contact: Amanda Grev |  Region: Statewide
Description: The 2022 Maryland-Delaware Forage Conferences will again be offered virtually. The virtual sessions will follow the same format as last year and will take place over two partial days on January 25th and January 27th starting at 9 AM each morning. Certified crop advisor, nutrient management, and private pesticide applicator credits will be offered. Topics will include livestock selection for grazing systems, working with your processor, direct marketing, round bale silage management, sorghum as a forage crop, and bale grazing.

Recordings on YouTube

Grain Marketing

Grain Marketing Session
Date: January 8, 2021  | Friday
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  |  Location: Virtual
Contact: Shannon Dill

Description: This meeting will be virtual including speakers on various topics in grain marketing.  Topics include local and national grain outlook for:

  • tax considerations,
  • crop insurance and agricultural law.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Welcome
Shannon Dill, Extension Educator,
TalbotCounty, University of Maryland Extension
 
8:15 a.m. Agriculture Law and Crop Insurance Update
Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Legal Specialist
Agricultural & Resources Economics, University of Maryland Extension
View Recording
8:40 a.m. Tax Update
Henry Leonard,
Certified Public Accountant, BSC Group, LLC
View Recording
9:10 a.m. Grain Marketing Outlook
Jay Pierce,
Director of Risk Services, NagelFarm Service
View Recording
9:40 a.m. Basis Tables and Grain Marketing Resources
Dale Johnson,
Farm Management Specialist, University of Maryland Extension
View Recording
10:00 a.m. Announcements and Adjourn
Share a link to resources and survey.