Severn River Watershed Code Change Reminder

As of January 1, 2019 the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District will accept a professional engineer, professional land surveyor or a licensed landscape architect signature on the consultant’s certification on sediment and erosion control plans in the Severn River Watershed. Background A consultant’s certification on a sediment and erosion control plan verifies that the sediment and erosion control measures on the plan are adequate to contain the silt and erosion. For plans within the Severn Watershed, this was required to be signed by a Professional Engineer, even though a professional land surveyor and or licensed landscape architect could develop the plan. House Bill 766 changed this process so that a professional land surveyor and or licensed landscape architect could sign the certification. The AASCD Board of Supervisors consulted with the Severn River Watershed Commission and all parties agreed to the change. It received a favorable vote at the AASCD Board of Supervisors December meeting and will take effect on January 1, 2019. New Consultant Certification Form
December 28, 2021 / Education / Jamie Tiralla / Permalink

Vegetable & Fruit Special Alert

There is a great need for designing integrated weed management (IWM) programs largely because of an increase in herbicide-resistant weeds. An IWM program involves using a combination of tools (cultural, mechanical, biological, genetic, and chemical) to deploy a holistic and synergistic weed suppression system. An important component of IWM is basing weed management decisions on the critical period of weed control (CPWC). For More Information
May 7, 2021 / Education / Keli Kirby / Permalink

Vegetable & Fruit News Special Alert

Thrips Damage to Greenhouse and High Tunnel Vegetables Widespread and Serious This Year.

Over the past few weeks we have seen several greenhouses and high tunnel vegetable operations from around Maryland having problems with thrips, affecting basil, tomato, lettuce, peppers and spinach. There are several species of vegetable thrips with the most common being the Eastern flower thrips, Tobacco thrips, Western flower thrips and Onion thrips. For More Information
March 29, 2021 / Education / Keli Kirby / Permalink
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