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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...

Western MD Agronomy & Crop Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Pleasant Valley Community Center
The annual Western Maryland Agronomy Meeting will be held on February 19th at Pleasant Valley Community Building starting at 9:00 am. This year’s meeting will be sponsored by University of Maryland Extension and Oakland Southern States Cooperative. The meeting will feature university extension...

Basic Greenhouse Fundamentals

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Garrett College Northern Outreach Center
This is an introductory course for those interested in learning about greenhouse fundamentals. During the 3-part course, participatants will be encouraged to participate by going through all the steps for getting started with their own greenhouse. There will be a short introduction to basic...

2014 Northern Maryland Field Crops Day

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Friendly Farm Restaurant
Attention all producers of corn, soybeans, small grains and hay you are invited to attend the 2014 Northern Maryland Field Crops Day Meeting on Thursday, December 11, 2O14. Presentation topics: • Soybean Growth and Maturity – What to plant when? • “Drones” in Agriculture –a Tool for IPM • Your...

Wildlife Management: Planting Crops for Wildlife

Sorghum crop
Establishing habitat for wildlife can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also help to conserve your soil and protect water quality of local rivers and streams. This fact sheet will explain how to match the area you wish to develop and the wildlife you wish to attract with the...

Use of Dogs Contained within Off-Limits Crop Protection System for Reducing Deer Damage to Orchards and Horticultural Crops

Extension Research Note RNS2: Use of Dogs Contained within Off-Limits Crop Protection System for Reducing Deer Damage to Orchards and Horticultural Crops
Deer damage to apple trees in commercial orchards is a major problem for growers in Maryland and surrounding states. The use of dogs contained within "Off-Limits Crop Protection Systems" has been shown to be an effective way to reduce deer damage in orchards in New York State. To test this system...
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