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This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on cereal forage cover crop vartiety trials, winter forage options, farmland rental rates, soil health grant, CFAP deadline, private applicator pesticide exam, 2020 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, corn...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on small grain variety trials, corn earworm, organic cover crop termination, 4R field day, unsolicited seed packages from China, Chlorpyrifos update, Woodland Stewardship Program, Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School,...More info

No-till spring vegetables after forage radish cover crop

A late August seeding of forage radish (Raphanus sativus L.) can eliminate the need for tillage before many early spring vegetable crops like spinach, beets, peas, onions, and even carrots under certain soil conditions in Maryland. In addition to reducing soil disturbance, not having to till prior...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on web-based resistance management tools, corn disease update, cover crop sign up, land lease options for 2021, scouting for soybean cyst nematode, Crop Talk webinar, COVID-19 update from...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on 2019 corn hybrid trials, new UMD weed specialist, research on starter fertilizer in corn, Extension winter production meetings, women in ag programs, soybean planting population study, corn...More info

Farmer-saved Seed: What is Legal? What is Not?

Most wheat and soybean seed sold in Maryland is protected by either U.S. Patent Law or the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA). These protections severely limit the age-old practice of “farmer-saved seed” or prohibit it entirely, depending upon the protection the owner of the variety secures. The...
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