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High tunnels or hoop houses are popular season-extension tools used by urban farmers, vegetable producers, and cut flower growers. One of the benefits of growing in a high tunnel is that it protects...

Salinity Matters for High Tunnels and Growing Media: How to Interpret Salinity Test Results

High tunnels or hoop houses are popular season-extension tools used by urban farmers, vegetable producers, and cut flower growers. One of the benefits of growing in a high tunnel is that it protects crops from excessive rain and keeps their leaves dry, which can reduce the spread of disease...

Nitrogen Fertilization in the Vineyard

Timely Viticulture: Pre Bloom
The annual goal in the established vineyard is to have the vines fill their allotted trellis space, top out vegetative growth just above the top wire at veraison, and produce a crop that is in balance with the vegetative vigor. Regretfully high water availability and high nitrogen (N) content of...

Soil Morphology and Land Use Evaluation on the Upper Delmarva

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Chesapeake Farms
Land use interpretations are based on soil morphology – the physical characteristics and properties of the soil that can be seen or felt. This field-based training will be an opportunity for participants to view and describe Coastal Plain soils of the Delmarva. We will discuss how soil morphology...

Nutrient management

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 14: Plants take nutrients up through their roots and use them to build their bodies, including the parts we and animals eat. Plants need nutrients, like nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), to build their bodies. Different soil amendments add...

Nematode Sampling

Timely Vititculture Pre-Harvest
Nematodes are worm-shaped animals found in many different environments and 10% of known nematode species are parasites of plants. Plant-parasitic nematodes are thread-like, virtually invisible to the naked eye when in the soil or within plant material, and range from 1/50 to 1/8 of an inch (0.2 to...

Close Encounters with Agriculture

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Montgomery County Extension
Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning program offered each year to Montgomery County fourth grade students. Since 1993, over 80,000 students have participated in this hands-on educational program designed to teach students about modern agriculture, maintaining a healthy environment...

Close Encounters with Agriculture

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 - 10:00am
Montgomery County Extension
Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning program offered each year to Montgomery County fourth grade students. Since 1993, over 80,000 students have participated in this hands-on educational program designed to teach students about modern agriculture, maintaining a healthy environment...

Close Encounters with Agriculture

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Montgomery County Extension
Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning program offered each year to Montgomery County fourth grade students. Since 1993, over 80,000 students have participated in this hands-on educational program designed to teach students about modern agriculture, maintaining a healthy environment...

Close Encounters with Agriculture

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Montgomery County Extension
Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning program offered each year to Montgomery County fourth grade students. Since 1993, over 80,000 students have participated in this hands-on educational program designed to teach students about modern agriculture, maintaining a healthy environment...

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