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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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    Introduction to Wildlife Management
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2002) Tjaden, Robert L.; Kays, Jonathan
    This factsheet introduces a series that explains basic wildlife management concepts, recommendations, habitat requirements, food, cover, and other general considerations.
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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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    Tomatoes
    (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.
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    Year One: Garden Plan
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2011) Melvin, Rachel
    This publication is a map, schedule, and seasonal lists of planting tips for a 3x24-foot garden plot.
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    Sweet Corn
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2015-06) Traunfeld, Jon
    Zea mays convar. saccharata var. rugosa is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. This publication describes the varieties and three flavor types of hybrid sweet corn, and provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, and storage.
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    20 Recommended Vegetable Crops for School Container Gardens: Classification and Characteristics
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-01) Traunfeld, Jon; Smith, Erica
    This chart lists plants that can be harvested in spring or fall by name, providing information about edible parts, container depth, time to plant/harvest, difficulty to grow, flavor, and nutrition.
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    Southern Pea
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010) Traunfeld, Jon; Abend, Anne; Yen, Peggy
    Vigna unguiculata is known by many names including “blackeyes”, “cowpeas”, “crowders” and “field peas”. This publication provides instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage, nutrition, and use.
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    Radish
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010) Traunfeld, Jon; Powers, Heather; Yen, Peggy
    This publication describes types of radishes and provides instruction for their planting, cultivation, harvesting, and storage.
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    Growing Giant Pumpkins in Maryland Home Gardens
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-05) Traunfeld, Jon
    This publication provides instruction specific instruction for growing large pumpkins, a summer-growing annual of the genus Curcurbita and the family Curcurbitaceae. Topics covered include planting, cultivation, and harvesting, with a note regarding pests and diseases.
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    Sweet Potato
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-04) Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Nixon, Bob; Yen, Peggy
    Ipomoea batatas belongs to the family Convolvulaceae with two types of cultivars produced in the United States. This publication describes the general history of the sweet potato and provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, and storage.
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    Spinach
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-04) Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Nixon, Bob; Yen, Peggy
    Spinacia oleracea is an edible flowering plant, a hardy annual in the family Chenopodiaceae. This publication describes the types of regular spinach and provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage, nutrition, and use.
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    Winter Squash
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-05) Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Nixon, Bob; Yen, Peggy
    A summer-growing annual vegetable within the genus Cucurbita, winter squash is harvested and eaten in the mature fruit stage, when the seeds within have matured fully and the skin has hardened into a tough rind. This publication provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage, and nutrition.
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    Swiss Chard
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-03) Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Nixon, Bob; Yen, Peggy
    Also known by the names Silverbeet, Perpetual Spinach, Spinach Beet, Crab Beet, Seakale Beet, and Mangold, Beta vulgaris var. cicla is a cultivated descendant of the sea beet, Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima. This publication describes the general history and use of swiss chard and provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, and storage.
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    Summer Squash
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-04) Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Nixon, Bob; Yen, Peggy
    Curcurbita pepo are warm-season plants with many varieties. This publication describes the three main types and provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, and storage.
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    Muskmelon
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010) Traunfeld, Jon; Abend, Anne; Yen, Peggy
    This publication describes the groups of Cucumis melo typically grown in Maryland and provides instruction for their planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage, and use.
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    Peppers
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010) Traunfeld, Jon; Powers, Heather; Yen, Peggy
    This publication describes types of peppers and provides instruction for their planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage, and use.
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    Onion
    (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-03) Traunfeld, Jon; Powers, Heather; Yen, Peggy
    With a brief description of the varieties of onion cultivars, this publication provides general instruction for planting, cultivation, harvesting, storage including preservation, and use.