This 210-acre area known as the Upper Marlboro facility is located in Prince George's County. This facility focuses on the development of alternative crops to replace the declining tobacco crop in Maryland.
A total of 32 AGNR faculty use Upper Marlboro on either a regular or a periodic basis for their research, instructional, and/or Extension programs. These faculty represent the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture, Department of Entomology, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, and University of Maryland Extension. In addition, there are generally 2-3 USDA-BARC research faculty that use the facility annually.
One of the primary emphasis at this facility has been to provide support for the research and Extension initiatives investigating alternative agricultural opportunities for Southern Maryland.Upper Marlboro Weather Information
Newsletters - Roots in Research
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Roots In Research. We are elated to provide you with an inside look at the research taking place here at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Upper Marlboro (CMREC-UM). Even though we are one of the smallest Research and Education Centers (RECs) in the State, our scope of research is quite vast. Here at CMREC-UM you will find research on agronomy, cover crops, forestry, horticulture, irrigation, livestock, water quality and more.
The staff here at CMREC-UM consists of six full time employees: four from the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES); one from the University Of Maryland Extension (UME); and one from the University Of Maryland Dining Services. We support over a dozen University Of Maryland faculty members as well as researchers from the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Address, Directions & Contact
CMREC - Upper Marlboro Facility
2005 Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-8508
- Proceed south on I-95.
- Then take State Highway 202 exit and proceed east for 8 miles.
- The facility is on the right.
- Proceed north on US Highway 301, turn left onto State Highway 725.
- Then turn right on State Highway 202 and proceed for 4 miles.
- The facility is on the left.