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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  • 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 ...
  • Year One: Garden Plan 

    Melvin, Rachel (University of Maryland Extension, 2011)
    This publication is a map, schedule, and seasonal lists of planting tips for a 3x24-foot garden plot.
  • Sweet Corn 

    Traunfeld, Jon (University of Maryland Extension, 2015-06)
    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, ...
  • 20 Recommended Vegetable Crops for School Container Gardens: Classification and Characteristics 

    Traunfeld, Jon; Smith, Erica (University of Maryland Extension, 2010-01)
    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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