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  • ZOOM Meeting: Benefits of Using Poultry Litter for Crop Production​ (Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.) - Sign up here!
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The Manure Happens campaign teaches citizens about how farmers manage manure resources and protect water quality in local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Information for farmers on the benefits of using manure as a crop fertilizer and details on MDA's new Fast Track grants can be found here.
Fertilizer should only be applied to lawns when the grass is actively growing. To prevent runoff, fertilize warm season grasses in late spring or early summer and cool season grasses in fall. Fertilizer blackout dates start Nov. 16 and run through Feb. 28.​ For tips on fertilizing responsibly, visit Maryland’s Lawn Fertilizer Law webpage.
Maryland growers interested in growing hemp have the opportunity to participate in two programs, the Maryland Hemp Farming Program or the Maryland Hemp Research Pilot Program.​ The application period for the 2021 growing season is open. Apply Now​​!
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