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Affliction Afoot

Current Conditions Weather for the beginning of June has actually been quite pleasant and mild, with some hot and humid days thrown in for good measure. Although the average across the region has been moderate with a little less than an inch of accumulated precipitation, some areas experienced unsettled weather including some strong thunderstorms. Soils in…

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Improving fish habitat in the Patapsco River and preparing for the next Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday we held the quarterly meeting of the Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership. US Fish and Wildlife Service Fishery Biologist Julie Devers presented on the agency’s efforts to monitor and improve fish habitat in the Patapsco River, including fish stocking programs and removal of obsolete dams to improve fish passage. Later, U.S. Geological Survey MD-DE-DC Water…

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The Soil Scoop

Dirt Domicile Making the soil in your beds and yard into a good home for plants is a good way to increase their chances for success. So preparing your soil prior to planting is a good idea. If you have plants currently experiencing difficulties or you would like to know specifically what to add or modify,…

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Nutrient Needs

Necessary Nutrients All plants require a wide variety of nutrients in varying amounts, essential nutrients required in larger quantities and make up a larger portion of the plant are called “macronutrients”, essential nutrients required in smaller amounts and makes up a smaller portion of the plant are called “micronutrients”. A lack of either of these…

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Interloper Interference

Nuisance Nonsense Frustrated with weeds popping up in your flower and shrub beds? While there may be herbicide applications that could help, there are some things you can do to try to prevent the invasion or control them culturally and mechanically. Mulch  Mulch can provide a barrier to sunlight which will inhibit germination of weeds.…

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Drought Distinction

Deficiency Diagnosis Although scarcity of water does not appear to be an issue at this moment, sufficient precipitation and relatively mild temperatures allow for consistent, adequate soil moisture levels, however, as the growing season continues and temperatures increase drought conditions may present themselves. These conditions should be closely monitored and treated accordingly. Stress can be…

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Disease Diagnostics

Current Conditions In the past couple of weeks the weather has fluctuated from mild, seasonal temperatures with about an inch of rain, then more recent cold, wet snap and back to summery feeling highs.  Seasonable day time highs, during the sunny period, and consistently cool night time lows along with the accumulated rainfall overall have been…

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