News in brief Home and Garden March 25, 2022 | Journal-news


A virtual meeting on fruit trees will take placeMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension’s first Tree Fruit meeting of the 2022 season will cover the new alert system which includes a blog and a call messaging system that will be frequently updated with alerts on insects, diseases and insects. ‘horticulture.

This start-of-season meeting is in addition to its normal schedule of twilight meetings, which will be held on April 27 on Zoom and in person on May 25 and June 22. The location of the last two meetings will be announced closer to these dates.

For more information, email or call 304-822-5013.

Adaptive Grazing 101 Webinar ScheduledMARTINSBURG — The Allen Williams Adaptive Grazing 101 webinar has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Williams will cover the principles of adaptive grazing management and illustrate the economic and ecosystem benefits of implementation.

At that time, they can also register for the other presentations that took place in February, and they will receive a link to view the recording in Zoom. For Allen Williams, if they sign up, they will receive both the link to the upcoming presentation and the link to view the recorded conversation from February.

Link to Allen Williams and February webinars: Click on the February 17 and March 29 session to register and receive the recording.

To register, go to

A new tall fescue renovation workshop is plannedKEEDYSVILLE, Md. — The Alliance for Grassland Renewal and the University of Maryland are hosting a new Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center at 18330 Keedysville Rd ., Keedysville, Md. The cost is $65 before March 20 and $80 after March 20. Cost includes lunch, refreshments and discussion.

This is a workshop focused on managing tall fescue toxicity and introducing new varieties of tall fescue.

The registration link is


For more information, contact Amanda Grev at or call 301-432-2767 ext. 339.

Maryland Beef Producers Short Course Scheduled for JuneKEEDYSVILLE, Md. – The University of Maryland is offering a series of Maryland Beef Producer Short Courses on the fundamentals of beef cattle production, with the local curriculum offered at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, Maryland. June 3 and 4. The cost is $75 (includes all refreshments, lunches and teaching materials).

For more information on this two-day workshop, visit their website:

To register online, go to:

Contact Racheal Slattery at or by phone at 301-405-1392 with any questions or concerns or to register by check/cash.

garden tips• Radish seeds (outdoors)

• Plant rhubarb.

• Plant potatoes.

• Fertilize asparagus and rhubarb beds

• Begin dogwood anthracnose control.

• Use row covers for frost protection.

• Lavender seeds (inside)

• Cut the celery seeds (inside)


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