University of Maryland Extension Publications

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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 

    Kness, Andrew (University of Maryland Extension, 2019)
    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 ...
  • What do the numbers really mean? Interpreting variety trial results 

    Kness, Andrew; Fiorellino, Nicole (University of Maryland Extension, 2020)
    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 ...
  • Recommended Vegetable Cultivars for Maryland Home Gardens 

    Traunfeld, Jon (University of Maryland Extension, 1998-01)
    This publication lists cultivars of vegetable crops recommended by a survey of Maryland Master Gardeners. It includes a list of seed vendors as well.
  • Bagworms and Their Control 

    Davidson, John; Raupp, Michael; Malinoski, Mary Kay (University of Maryland Extension, 1999-02)
    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, ...
  • Tomatoes 

    Traunfeld, Jon; Smetana, Jeanine; Yen, Peggy (University of Maryland Extension, 2019)
    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 ...

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