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Mr. Bryan R Butler

Principal Agent

Agricultural Science Agent

Carroll County 700 Agriculture Center Westminster, Maryland 21157

Expertise

  • Tree Fruits
  • Vegetables High Tunnels
  • Small Fruit
  • Hops and Barley
  • Carroll County
  • Northern Maryland Cluster

Bryan R. Butler Sr. is a Principle Agent in Agriculture and Natural Resources stationed in the Carroll County Office. A 1984 Graduate of the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Life Science in General Agriculture he also holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Biology from Hood College.

He has been with The University of Maryland Extension for 25 years.

He provides research based information to commercial producers and is involved in a number of research projects including, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in tree and small fruit as well as Spotted Winged Drosophila in small fruit, pumpkin variety trials, barley and hops trials, NC-140 apple rootstock trials, organic small fruit and vegetable production and the use of high tunnels as well as mobile tunnels. Much of the high tunnel work has been done with strawberries and raspberries as well as tomatoes and cut flowers to extend the growing season and provide unique marketing opportunities for producers in the mid-Atlantic.As a County Extension Agent he also serves the agronomic producers of Carroll County working directly with producers in the field.

He has been program manager for the Carroll County Extension Nutrient Management Program for 18 years and has worked with a wide variety of manure management issues including both active and passive compost systems.