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Fall Soil Sampling

Soil samples are good for three years for Nutrient Management Plan development. Expired soil sample analyses must be replaced! Use your Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) to quickly determine fields in need of sampling. Look at the “Test Date” column on the “Soil Test Results” page of your NMP...

Soil Organic Matter

As part of soil testing, we have an option to choose to test soil level Organic Matter (OM). In general, folks know that higher OM levels are more desirable. However, in many cases, there is an extra charge. So why is it important to know the levels of organic matter in our soils? Organic Matter...

Composting at Home

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
If so, join us for FREE Gardening Seminars presented by The University of Maryland Extension Baltimore County Master Gardeners. 410.887.8090 PLANT & LEARN SEMINAR: 9/26: Composting at Home The Demonstration Garden is located in-side the big fence on the left (west) side of the Balt. Co. Center...
I think it’s safe to say that all of us in the farming community agree that agriculture is one of the most important endeavors undertaken by our society. “If you ate today, thank a farmer!” is one of...

Starting a Farm Enterprise in Maryland: Checklist (FS-946)

This factsheet contains a listing of important resources as you consider developing a new farm enterprise.

Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar

Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 (All day)
Central Maryland Research and Education Center
Are you disappointed with your pastures? Are the weeds and clover taking over? Do you want to reduce your hay and grain bill? Then our Advanced Horse Pasture Management Seminar is right for you! This seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn how to maximize your use of pasture for improved farm...
Now that the growing season is in full swing, you’re hopefully seeing some explosive plant growth. If your fields seem less than fertile, however, you might be wondering what’s holding your plants...
Soil testing is the basis of developing nutrient recommendations for maximum production of agronomic crops. Therefore, dependable recommendations demand good soil sampling techniques. Read more about...

Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay

Green Heron (NOAA photo)
The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things...

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