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  • How to fight the nitrogen threat

    How to fight the nitrogen threat
    As a scientist, it's the questions that keep me up at night. When chemical nitrogen fertilizer is applied to crops, what happens to the nitrogen that isn't absorbed? When nitrogen is emitted to the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion, where does it...
  • Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials

    Draft Chesapeake Bay rules rile farmers, local officials
    State officials looking to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are weighing a series of new restrictions on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields — and on when municipal sewage treatment plants can spread their sludge on farmland. Draft...
  • Cannas need to be dug up and stored for winter

    Cannas need to be dug up and stored for winter
    I planted cannas this year for the first time. Do I have to dig up the bulbs and store them for the winter? We hope they haven't turned to mush yet. Cannas are tropical. In mild or sheltered areas of zone 7, you can get away with cutting the cannas...
  • Catonsville volunteers make Thistle Run Stream more green

    Catonsville volunteers make Thistle Run Stream more green
    Though the temperature hovered no more than a few degrees above freezing the morning of Nov. 5, the ground was still soft enough for more than 100 volunteers to plant native vegetation along Thistle Run in western Catonsville. The effort, organized by...
  • Plant of the week

    Plant of the week: Pink muhly grass Muhlenbergia capillaris Don't plant pink muhly grass near the street unless you are willing to put up with traffic jams as people slow down to gawk, take photos or ring your doorbell demanding to know the name of that...
  • Chicken companies shouldn't 'own' their farmers' manure

    As an Eastern Shore chicken grower, like most others chicken growers and farmers, I was pleased to read recently in The Baltimore Sun of a study that indicates that after years of work, progress is being made in reducing the size and duration of...
  • Nauseating smell prompts calls to Howard health department

    Something smells funny in Clarksville. A few residents have complained of a nauseating, pungent odor from the area of Maryland 108 and Sheppard Lane to Howard County's health department, said spokeswoman Lisa DeHernandez. She said the department's...
  • State fertilizer rules moving ahead over objections

    State officials are plowing ahead with new rules on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields, despite last-minute objections from environmentalists that the proposed limits have been weakened in an apparent bid to mollify agricultural interests....
  • Mow fall leaves into lawn to boost soil

    Is there such thing as leaf-cycling? I grass-cycle. Do leaves add fertilizer to lawns like grass clippings do? How deep can I make the shredded leaves? Green organic materials are high in nitrogen. Grass-cycling can add as much as half of your lawn's...
  • Md. approves manure-for-power plant at prison

    In a move that increases Maryland's commitment to renewable energy, the state Board of Public Works approved a deal Wednesday under which a Virginia company will be given a 30-year lease on land at an Eastern Shore prison to build a plant that will...
  • County's new storm water manager faces daunting challenges

    County's new storm water manager faces daunting challenges
    After 27 years working in Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection, Jim Caldwell left to try something new, taking a management-level job in 2007 at a manufacturing facility for gelato ingredients. "What I found is I kind of didn't have...
  • Fighting climate change through geoengineering

    Fighting climate change through geoengineering
    As the climate continues to change as a result of human actions, the government has done little to regulate the known causes of the problem. Consider Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's recent proposal to restrict the Environmental Protection...