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This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on cover cropping for extreme weather, palmer amaranth, lawyer and insurance agents for farms, soybean research, farm employees and volunteers, sulfur deficiency in corn, cover crop sign-up, farm...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on the white grub and wireworm mangement, USDA Market Facilitation Program, farm safety, fungicide recommendations, head scab manageent, grain drill calibration, dicamba drift, pesticide container recycling, UMD job...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on 2019 crop budgets and custom farming rates, paraquat training, cover crops and nitrogen leaching, dicamba update, new pasture management specialist, job openings, evaluating wheat stands, soil maps,...More info
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on Xtend soybeans and dicamba, grass sawflies, slugs, soybean disease management, FHB fungicides recommendations, posion hemlock, regional crop reports, and Maryland weather outlook. Agronomy News is published monthly...More info

Spring Snow and Wheat

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By Andrew Kness, Agriculture Extension Educator University of Maryland Extension, Harford County Even though the calendar says spring, the weather does not always cooperate. Snow is predicted to hit some parts of Maryland later this week, particularly Northern Maryland. Producer’s may be wondering...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on wheat production, grain marketing, impacts of conventional pest management on organic production, and the Syngenta class action suit. Agronomy News is published monthly during the growing season...More info

Early Season Scouting For Wheat Diseases

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By Andrew Kness, Agriculture Extension Agent University of Maryland Extension, Harford County Spring is a busy time on the farm that demands a lot of different tasks; one of the tasks that can be overlooked is scouting your small grains now for the presence of diseases. For a few select diseases,...
This edition of UME Agronomy News includes information on forages, soybeans, barley and wheat trials.More info
This edition has information on pollinators, kernel set, pesticide drift, sugarcane aphid and wheat production.More info

Farmer-saved Seed: What is Legal? What is Not?

Most wheat and soybean seed sold in Maryland is protected by either U.S. Patent Law or the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA). These protections severely limit the age-old practice of “farmer-saved seed” or prohibit it entirely, depending upon the protection the owner of the variety secures. The...

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