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Updated: October 17, 2021

Women In Agriculture Webinar Series on Risk Management: Production

This webpage is the production archives of the Women In Agriculture webinars.
Updated: October 15, 2021

Urban Agriculture Grower Meetings

A list of meetings for Urban Agriculture growers.
Cultivate Baltimore: Hand-scale farm tools at Strength to Love 2 in Baltimore, City, August 15, 2019
Updated: October 14, 2021

Fruit and Vegetable Grower Meetings

A list of meetings for fruit and vegetable growers.
WMREC Twilight Meeting
Updated: September 17, 2021

Vegetable and Fruit News-September 2021

Fruit and Vegetable News, Volume 12, Issue 6 (September 9, 2021)
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Updated: September 15, 2021

Sulfur Deficiency in Sweet Corn

I have seen several sweet corn fields lately that have sulfur deficiencies (fig 1). One of the possible reasons we are seeing more S deficiency is because less sulfur is being deposited into the soil from the atmosphere due to reductions in acid rain. In 1986 about 24 lbs/a of sulfate were deposited in Maryland soils per year, however in 2011 it was closer to just 8 lbs/a each year. Organic matter supplies most of the sulfur to the crop, but sulfur must be mineralized to sulfate-S to be taken up by crop plants.
Updated: September 13, 2021

Spotted Wing Drosophila Found in Blueberries and Cherries in Maryland

A few blueberry and cherry growers in central Maryland have reported fruit damage to their crop from Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) this week. If you grow any small fruit such as blueberries, cherries, blackberries, raspberries it would be best if you check these crops for the presence of SWD.
Spotted Wing Drosophilia
Updated: September 10, 2021

Flood Waters and Produce Safety

Hurricane Ida dumped a lot of rainfall in Montgomery, Frederick, and Howard Counties. If you farm in an area where local creeks or rivers overflowed their banks and flooded produce fields, your crop may have been contaminated and should be discarded. Plowing under after the soil has dried is a common method of disposal.
Standing water covering road and fields
Updated: September 10, 2021

Clearing Up the Confusion Between GAP Audits and PSR Inspections

Developing a food safety culture is an ongoing exercise that requires reminders, reinforcement and retraining. What about regulations? What about certificate (or audit) programs? Where do each of them begin, and who needs to either comply or elect to participate? That is where the confusion often comes in.
Updated: September 9, 2021

IPM Vegetable and Fruit Scouting Tips

IpM Scouting Tips posted in the Fruit and Vegetable News.
Updated: August 26, 2021

Vegetable and Fruit News-May 2021

Fruit and Vegetable News, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 13, 2021)
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