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Pest management

Summary

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Whether you grow vegetables, raise livestock, or culture mushrooms, taking the time to learn more about the topics in this chapter will help you better use the resources available to you to maximize how much you produce while minimizing the impacts of challenges...

Pest management strategies

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 19: Pest management is an iterative process, in which you build prevention into your farming system, address problems as they arise, and learn how to better prevent those problems in the future. Photo by Edwin Remsberg, © University of Maryland—AGNR Image...

Pest management: weeds, diseases, insects, and more!

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 17: The holes in this eggplant are an example of the kind of cosmetic damage that insect feeding can cause. Photo by Neith Little. Pests can quickly eat up an urban farmers’ yields and profits—quite literally! How to prevent and control pests is a huge topic...

Production topics to learn more about

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Across production systems, there are several important urban production topics a grower will need to learn about and consider in their risk management planning: Urban soils and growing media Soil contamination assessment and risk management Nutrient management Crop...

Maryland Corn Earworm Moth Map

Maryland moth map screenshot
If you’re spraying non-GMO corn to manage corn earworm, then check out our new website for monitoring populations at www.mdmothmap.com . There you’ll find up-to-date catch counts for pheromone traps located across Maryland. Just click on a pin to display the most recent 5-day total. These 5-day...

Southern Maryland Urban Pest Management Conference

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - 7:30am to 4:30pm
Baden Volunteer Fire Department
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification: Maryland, Wash. D.C. and Virginia Structural/Institutional, Public Health, Ornamentals/Turf/Right-of-Way Recertification Categories Covered MDA: 3A, 3C, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 and 10 DDOE: 3A, 3B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7E, 11 and Mosquito VDACS: 3A, 3B, 6, 7A, 7B...

Poultry Grower's Disease Control Workshop: Keeping Disease Off of the Poultry Farm September 30, 2015

Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015 (All day)
Three different locations throughout the day - see below
Please note: this program was offered in Princess Anne, MD, Georgetown, DE and Harrington, DE on June 11, 2015. You may only receive nutrient management credits for attending this program ONCE. • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon : E l k s L o d g e # 1 6 2 4 , 1944 Worcester Hwy., Pocomoke City, MD • 2:00 p...

Southern Maryland Urban Pest Management Conference

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015 - 7:30am to 4:30pm
Baden Volunteer Fire Department
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification: Maryland, Wash. D.C. and Virginia Structural/Institutional, Public Health, Ornamentals/Turf One Price Whole or Half Day with Lunch & Refreshments at Breaks - $50/Person Check or Money Order Payable to: University of Maryland Registration by...

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) - Part 2: Management

Timely Viticulture: Pre Harvest
The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops, particularly thin-skinned fruit. SWD was first detected in the western United States in 2008 and has already become a major pest of many fruit and berry crops in Maryland, with potential to cause...

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) - Part 1: History, Background, and Damage

Timely Viticulture: Pre Harvest
History The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a small vinegar fly with the potential to damage many fruit crops, especially thin-skinned fruit. SWD, or Drosophila suzukii, is native to eastern Asia. Most species of vinegar flies attack overripe or damaged fruit. However, SWD is unique as the female...

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