maryland department of agriculture

April 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Prepárese para la Ruidosa Llegada de las Cigarras

Un clima más cálido significa días más largos, comidas al aire libre y este año: cigarras. Se espera que esos ruidosos insectos salgan de nuevo, después de 17 años, a la superficie subterránea. Las cigarras deberían aparecer tan pronto como la temperatura del suelo alcance los 64 grados. Los residentes del condado de Montgomery probablemente […]

Read more

April 19, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Cicadas: They’re Loud, Gross and Harmless…and Coming to a Yard Near You

Warmer weather means longer days, cookouts and this year: cicadas. Those noisy, swarming bugs are expected to surface from their underground homes of 17 years as soon as it gets a little warmer. The cicadas should make an appearance as soon as ground temperatures reach around 64 degrees. Montgomery County residents probably can already notice […]

Read more

July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Random Packages of Seeds from China May be Part of Scam, Officials Say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) released new information Tuesday about unsolicited deliveries of seeds from China.  In a statement, the USDA said the situation seems to be a scam to deliver unsolicited products in order to fake customer reviews.  “At this time, we don’t have any evidence […]

Read more

July 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preste Atención si Recibe Paquetes de Semillas no Solicitadas de China

Varias personas están recibiendo paquetes de China que no ordenaron, según los departamentos estatales de agricultura de los Estados Unidos. El Departamento de Agricultura de Maryland (MDA) siguió el paso de  varios otros estados, y anunció el lunes que está al tanto de personas que reciben “paquetes de semillas no solicitados de China”. El MDA […]

Read more

July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Among Those Receiving Unsolicited Packages of Seeds from China

People are receiving packages from China they didn’t order, according to state agriculture departments across the U.S.   The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) followed several other states and announced Monday that it is aware of people getting “unsolicited packages of seeds from China.” The MDA said it is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Read more

September 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept.1, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program is scheduled to do a truck-mounted mosquito control spraying tonight in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. 2. The Maryland State Police Department announced that troopers plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint […]

Read more

March 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

Council Committee Weeds Through Pesticide Bill

Government and health experts helped members of the Montgomery County’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee weed through information about health concerns related to the use of some pesticides as they continue to discuss a proposed pesticide ban in Montgomery County. Committee members heard from top medical professionals as well as representatives from the Maryland […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter