Updated: March 3, 2023
Chapter 1: Urban production systems
Chapter 1: Urban production systems is part of the online publication "From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Urban Farm Success. In agricultural contexts, the word production is used as shorthand to refer to all the activities involved in physically growing, raising, or making the products (vegetables, flowers, meat, eggs, hot sauce, an agritourism experience, etc.) that will eventually be sold. Important non-production agricultural activities include financial planning, marketing, complying with legal responsibilities, and managing human resources (see the other chapters of this guidebook)
Updated: March 3, 2023
This introduction is part of the online publication "From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Urban Farm Sucess. It’s been raining for weeks, the weeds are strangling your crops, it seems like there are fewer customers at the farmers market every week, your landlord just called to say your rent is going up, your summer helpers decided they would rather work indoors, and on top of it all that unrealistic Extension Agent keeps bugging you to write a business plan.
Updated: January 26, 2023
Industrial Hemp Production in Maryland: Frequently Answered Questions (FS-1172)
As industrial hemp production becomes legal in the US, new and experienced growers alike have questions about its cultivation, management, and marketing. This factsheet answers frequently asked questions about hemp production in Maryland. Information contained within this document is current as of June 2021. The UMD Industrial Hemp webpage (https://extension.umd.edu/programs/agriculture-food-systems/program-areas/fruit-vegetable-production/alternative-crops/industrial-hemp) will house the most updated information on hemp production in Maryland. Authors: Nichole M. Fiorellino, Emily Zobel, Karen Rane, and Andrew Ristvey; Title: Industrial Hemp Production in Maryland: Frequently Answered Questions (FS-1172)
Updated: July 19, 2022
State Review of Environmental Impacts Could Result in Mineral Leasing Opportunities in Maryland (EB-418)
Starting in 2007, many western Maryland landowners saw increased oil and gas leasing as gas companies further developed the Marcellus Shale which contains one of the largest known natural gas reserves in the world. The Marcellus Shale is adjacent to a large energy market on the East Coast. The formation is located primarily in eight states, including Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and western Maryland. Many landowners may think that the period for understanding how to negotiate an oil and gas lease has passed, but Maryland’s oil and natural gas resources have not been fully developed. This Bulletin will explore some of the legal obligations that mineral owners should consider. Authors: Lori Lynch and Paul Goeringer; Title: State Review of Environmental Impacts Could Result in Mineral Leasing Opportunities in Maryland (EB-418)
Updated: March 30, 2021
Irrigation System Check-ups
Whether you are in the middle of a production cycle or starting one soon, an irrigation system audit could greatly improve the efficiency of your water application. Despite whether you irrigate by boom, drip or by hand, there are a number of different things you can do to tighten up your system. First, find and make repairs. Second, check to see that applications are made uniformly.