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Hay and Pasture Webinar

Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020 - 3:00pm
Online Webinar
Join experts via Zoom from University of Maryland Extension and The Mill to learn about different grass forage species that might be right for your operation. Topics to Include: Forage species and their utility Variety persistence and yield Establishment and renovation Learn about The Mill’s grass...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on COVID-19, PPE shortages, MARBIDCO loans, EIDL relief for farms, 2020 crop budgets, new CRP program, micros in starter fertilizer, online pesticide training, Spanish paraquat training, insecticides for...More info

Alfalfa Weevil A Pest of Early Season Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is an important forage crop for dairy and beef cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, and horses. In Maryland, alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), occasionally cause significant damage on susceptible cultivars. Alfalfa weevil was first...

Pasture Walk

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Extension Office
The Extension office in conjunction with the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District will kick off the season with a pasture walk at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. This informal hands-on-pasture management discussion...

Pasture Site Tour and Hay Evaluation Workshop

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
If you have livestock, you are most likely feeding hay at least part of the year. Do you know how to tell whether your hay is high quality? If you buy hay, are you sure you’re paying a fair price for the quality of product? If you’ve got questions about hay, we’ve got answers! Dr. Les Vough,...

Tri-State Hay & Pasture Conference

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 (All day)
Garrett College
There is a registeration fee of $20.00 which includes lunch. Call 301-334-6960 to register and then mail your registration fee to: University of MD Extenson - Garrett 1916 Maryland Highway, Suite A,Mt Lake Park, MD 21550 Last day to register is Monday, January 9th Speakers & Topics will be: Dr...

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...

Baltimore County Pasture Walk

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculuture
The Extension office in conjunction with the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District will conduct a pasture walk at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. This informal hands-on-pasture management discussion will begin at 6:...

Hay & Forage Workshop

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lower Eastern Shore research and Education Center (LESREC)
Stocking up on hay during the summer months saves horse owners money while having hay available when forage becomes scarce. Selecting high quality hay provides high quality nutrition to the animals being fed. Learn techniques to evaluate hay to determine good quality hay from poor quality hay. Join...

Comparing Feed Costs

It is getting increasingly expensive to feed sheep, goats, and other livestock. Even if you grow your own feed, there can be significant costs, including opportunity costs (selling the feed vs. feeding it). All producers should know how to compare feed costs and balance least-cost rations for their...
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