College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


27 Years in the Making, UMD Releases Multiple New Apple Varieties Starting with the Harvest of Antietam Blush

Antietam Blush Harvest
How do you like them apples? As apple season comes to a close, UMD is asking growers just that, releasing its first ever new apple variety called Antietam Blush, with six more varieties coming soon, all adapted specifically to the climate and growing culture of the mid-atlantic region. Dr...

HGIC: The Growing Gurus

When Baltimore County resident Lisa Airey wanted to make jelly from the crabapple trees on her property in Monkton, she knew she had to do some thorough research first. Were the crabapples edible or merely ornamental? Could they be poisonous? A quick Google search revealed conflicting information...

In second year, Terp Farm hopes goals will come to fruition

As Terp Farm enters its first full year of operation, the project continues to show promise, officials said. Since May, workers and students have produced more than 6,800 pounds of produce at the Upper Marlboro farm. Now in their second year, lead agriculture technician Guy Kilpatric said they are...
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