Items filtered by date: January 2018

Here's information, courtesy of UMD's Ag Law Blog, about how Maryland's new paid employee leave policy may affect farm operations. 

Published in Legislative
February 15, 2018

Composted Horse Manure

Unlike synthetic fertilizers, organic fertilizers such as composted horse manure are slow release so can be applied earlier in the growing season to the great benefit of plants.  
"Organic fertilizers stay in place and behave themselves. They should be used in late winter at 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet. These natural, slow-release products will feed the soil, the microbes in the soil and benefit the roots of trees, shrubs and even grasses before the plants start to grow."
Published in Farm Stewardship

Here's a great, short explanation of the difference between a law and a regulation, and how each is created in Maryland, courtesy of the UMD Ag Law blog.

Published in Legislative