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Learning resources subject to a high standard of quality, Extension publications have sought to meet the Land Grant service mission with research-based information freely distributed to the public. This collection contains some of the educational materials created by University of Maryland Extension.

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    General Recommendations for Managing Nematodes in Field Crops
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2019) Kness, Andrew
    Nematodes are an economically important pathogen of many crops in Maryland. Significant yield loss can occur if nematodes are not managed properly. This factsheet serves as a broad introduction to nematodes as plant pathogens and serves as a general guide for sampling and managing nematodes in Maryland.
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    What do the numbers really mean? Interpreting variety trial results
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2020) Kness, Andrew; Fiorellino, Nicole
    Variety trials are conducted across the US by land-grant institutions to evaluate the performance of commercial seed varieties of many crops, such as corn, soybean, wheat, etc. Farmers and other agriculture professionals use this data to help them choose the best seed varieties for their farming operation. Statistics presented in variety trial reports may be unfamiliar to some stakeholders, which can lead to incorrect conclusions. This fact sheet explains the statistics used in variety trials and how to properly apply the statistics to interpret the data.
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    Recommended Vegetable Cultivars for Maryland Home Gardens
    (University of Maryland Extension, 1998-01) Traunfeld, Jon
    This publication lists cultivars of vegetable crops recommended by a survey of Maryland Master Gardeners. It includes a list of seed vendors as well.
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    Bagworms and Their Control
    (University of Maryland Extension, 1999-02) Davidson, John; Raupp, Michael; Malinoski, Mary Kay
    Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Haworth) is a serious insect pest of many ornamental shrubs and trees in the eastern half of the United States. This publication outlines its appearance and habits, life cycle, and damage, and describes forms of mechanical, biological, and chemical control.
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    (University of Maryland Extension, 2019) Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Yen, Peggy
    Solanum lycopersicum is an herbaceous, usually sprawling plant in the nightshade family that is typically cultivated for its edible fruit. This publication briefly describes the types and varieties available from seed catalogs, and provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage, nutrition, and cooking.