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integrated pest management

Japanese Maple Scale Woody Ornamental Host Plants

Japanese maple scale (JMS), (Lopholeucaspis japonica Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), is a prolific pest of major concern to nursery crop producers and landscape managers in MD and the eastern United States. JMS is difficult to monitor and manage due to its small size, extended crawler...

May showers bring June crop diseases

Published 6/6/17 Neith Little, Urban Agriculture Extension Educator Andrew Kness, Harford County Agriculture Extension Educator Dr. Kathryn Everts, Professor and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology The past month has been full of calls about seedlings and transplants growing poorly and showing...

Urban Homesteading Series 2017

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 - 8:30pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. March 8 6:30-8:30 pm Seeds, Seedlings, and Garden Planning: All you need to know to start your garden right! April 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Backyard Chickens May 10 6:30-8:30 pm Container Gardening for the Small Space Farmer June...

Making Adult Drinks to Keep Us Warm in the Winter 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Come join us as we delve into the chemistry of making alcoholic beverages. You won't be sorry! Offered by University of Maryland Extension Baltimore County. The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer...

Year-round Farming with Microgreens 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. More than a sprout and younger than baby greens, microgreens are edible plants that can play a useful role in your garden and diet. Learn best practices for continuous harvests indoors and outdoors, and the many ways...

Cultivating a Food Forest 2016

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Johnson Square
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Forest layers, pattern application, dynamic accumulators, nitrogen fixers, pest confusers and insectary plants are primary considerations when designing a food forest and/or doing a guild build. Putting together a food forest...

Food Preservation: Not Just Your Grandma’s Jam! 2016

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Putting-up your own food in jars is cool again! If you never learned Grammy’s secret jam recipe or need a refresher on what to do come join Dr. Shauna Henley for this hands on workshop where you will get to bring your own jar...

Backyard Chickens 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Ever wondered how you could incorperate chickens into your urban homestead? Well now is your chance to learn all the ins and outs of backyard chicken farming with our educator Dale Johnson. Backyard chickens are a good hobby...

Integrated Pest Management- Going Back to Our Roots 2016

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Growing organically is trying to grow in harmony with nature, without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or other synthetic products. We will learn that an important ‘rule’ in organic gardening is feed the soil...

Thrifty Small Space Gardening for the Urban Homestead 2016

Saturday, Jun. 18, 2016 - 10:00am to Monday, Jul. 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture and Farm Park
Are you a DIYer and like clean living? Then this is the series for you. Don’t have a lot of space for a traditional in-ground garden but want to grow your own fresh vegetables? Do you see the prices of containers at gardening stores and have sticker shock? Fear not! At this workshop, we will show...

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