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insect control

Virtual Fruit Grower Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Online (If not able to join online or on your phone, please contact your local ag agent)
Winter Virtual Fruit Grower Meeting Bay Area Fruit Meeting Wednesday, February 10 | 8am-Noon Registration: 8:00am Legalities of Direct Farm Marketing Specialty Crops Sarah Everhart, Legal Specialist University of Maryland 8:30am Insect Control Update Kelly Hamby,...

Bad Bugs: Control Them Without Chemicals

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
Less than 10% of insects are truly harmful and destructive. Learn who their natural predators – the Good Guys – are and how you can entice them to your garden.

Perfect Weather for Seed Maggots and Other Soil Pests

Figs. 1, 2 and 3. Swollen stem of cucurbit plant with collapsed rotting roots and seed maggot damage to bean. When stem is cut open maggots can be seen.
The weather we are having is perfect for several soil pests in growers’ vegetable fields. This sudden cool, wet spring is good weather for pests of seeds, transplants, and bulbs—like the seed corn maggot Delia platura (SCM) and other seed maggots such as Cabbage maggot Delia radicum (it prefers to...

Mites (Two Types) Found in Strawberries

While visiting some strawberry fields over the last few weeks, I ran into a few areas that had two spotted spider mite (TSSM) feeding. These were mostly in fields that had been using row cover. Spider mites Tetranychus urticae are well adapted to high-temperatures and can complete their life cycle...

Pastured Poultry Conference

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Delaware State University
Have you been thinking about raising pastured poultry? Are you ready to learn how to sell a few pastured eggs or whole birds? Do you have a pasture or large backyard? Join us to learn how to raise pastured poultry. We will be offering a free one-day conference on how to raise pastured poultry for...
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