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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 Pasture Field Day

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Maryland Pasture Field Day: Fall Pasture Planning and Maintenance Part of the MD/VA/WV Tri-State Pasture Education Series PROGRAM AGENDA 6:00 pm - Doors open, meet inside for refreshments 6:20 pm - Welcome, introductions, depart to pasture 6:30-8:30 pm - Participants will rotate through stations:...

2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
University of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore Research & Education Center
The University of Maryland's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is calling all Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia Farmers/Growers to the 2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC - Wednesday, June 27, from 9-1:00. We would appreciate the opportunity to share research in plant...
The May/June edition of the LES Ag Newsletter has information on the ag needs assesment, small grains twilight tour, disease and weed guides and updated calendar informaion.More info

Weed Identification in the Home Garden

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College Northern Outreach Center
Hands on class offers the participants a chance to see and identify some of the common weeds in our home garden. Tips for how to control these weeds as well. Do you have a passion for home gardening and home horticulture? Ever wanted to know more about the science behind gardening? If so, consider...

Weed and pest ID & Management

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculuture
Join our Master Gardeners in the Demonstration Garden for this entertaining and informative outdoor gardening session on weed and pest ID and management. Please Register so that we can have enoug h materials and instructo rs available.
Fall is a time for winding down. The season is coming to a final close as we harvest the last of the crops. Outdoor recreation is coming to a close—whether we like it or not!—as our daylight hours...

One Man’s Weed is another Woman’s Dinner

Allium Canadensis
Inspiration struck on a mid-April workday as I attempted my favorite weeding chore, removing the wild onion. As I struggled with the weed whose bulb seems to grow two feet below ground, I thought that the time has come to learn more about this pernicious, ubiquitous, invasive plant. Allium...

Controlling Buttercup in Pastures

As the warm summer days draw nearer, the yellow buttercup-ridden pastures of spring are starting to return to their normal green color. Buttercup is, in my opinion, one of the most annoying weeds. It’s toxic to livestock, spreads aggressively, and is difficult to control. Although it’s dying back a...


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