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Mushroom production (fungiculture)

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 13: Mushrooms can be cultivated outdoors or indoors. The photo on the left shows mushrooms grown outdoors at Real Food Farm, Baltimore, MD and on the right is a display of mushrooms grown indoors by Sharondale Farms. Photos taken by Neith Little, UMD...

Nutrient management

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 14: Plants take nutrients up through their roots and use them to build their bodies, including the parts we and animals eat. Plants need nutrients, like nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), to build their bodies. Different soil amendments add...

Urban soils and growing media

Urban Ag home | Table of contents One of the common denominators I’ve observed among farmers who grow plants is that they will talk for hours about what they grow their plants in. Rural farmers? They complain about how many rocks they have in their soil and brag about their organic matter content...

Charles County Compost Bin Workshop

Saturday, May. 2, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Charles County Government Building
Register by April 25 th . No refunds after deadline. The workshop is rain or shine. The Division of Environmental Resources and University of Maryland Extension is pleased to offer compost bin workshops. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to make and take their own compost bin and...

Manure as a Natural Resource: Alternative Management Opportunities (EB-420)

A new publication (EB-420) is available from University of Maryland Extension. Manure as a Natural Resource: Alternative Management Opportunities is written as an overview of some existing technologies. Many new ideas are proposed for the region, and understanding the science behind them is...

Delaware Ag Week Poultry Program

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Delaware State Fairgrounds
Delaware Ag Week Poultry Program Friday, January 16, 2015 Delaware State Fairgrounds Dover Building Harrington, DE 9:00 a.m. Topic: The Future of Hot Weather Poultry Ventilation Joseph Purswell, USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State 9:45 a.m. Topic: Risk Management Dennis Brothers,...

Gardener Alert! Beware of Herbicide- Contaminated Compost and Manure

As gardeners know- “it all starts with the soil”. Improving soil quality with organic matter is essential for growing healthy plants. Many of us rely on manure and compost to improve soil structure and add slow-release nutrients. Unfortunately, even these natural materials can become contaminated...
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