Home and Garden Briefs for April 29, 2022 | Journal-news

Greg Stevens

Berkeley County Youth Truthful Affiliation information

MARTINSBURG — Anyone out there however have to have to sign up a sector goat, hog or lamb for the Berkeley County Youth Good? Registration is however open up.

If you’re organizing to be a Berkeley County Youth Fair exhibitor with a market goat, hog or lamb, really don’t wait around right until the final minute to sign-up. Get on the Berkeley County Youth Honest web-site now and fill out the kinds. Try to remember to save these dates below for your sector animal check-in by April 30.

Market hogs check out in: 7-10 a.m.

Marketplace lambs and market goats look at in: 10 a.m.-midday.

Tree Fruit virtual assembly to be held

MARTINSBURG — WVU Extension’s very first Tree Fruit assembly of the 2022 time will address the new notify program that includes a weblog and a call-in messaging technique that will be updated frequently with insect, ailment and horticultural alerts.

This early-season meeting is in addition to its normal schedule of twilight conferences, which will be held in human being on May possibly 25 and June 22. The site for the very last two meetings will be announced as these dates tactic.

For more information and facts, e mail [email protected] or get in touch with 304-822-5013.

Grasp Gardener yard fest and plant sale set in May

KEARNEYSVILLE — The Berkeley–Jefferson Extension Grasp Gardeners program to maintain a backyard garden fest and plant sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May possibly 14.

Master Gardeners have been growing plants to brighten gardens from container crops, vegetables and herbs to annuals, perennials, trees and native crops. Some goods may be in shorter supply than some others, so come early. Get plants, refreshments, acquire baked merchandise, check with the Plant Health practitioner issues, visit displays and get free gardening advice. This occasion will be held at the WVU Tree Fruit Investigation and Education Centre, positioned at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in Kearneysville.

Resources lifted as a result of the plant sale assistance the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener method. For a lot more information and facts, call the Berkeley County Extension Business at 304-264-1936.

Farm diversification workshops presented

MARTINSBURG — WVU Extension in Berkeley and Jefferson counties is furnishing three on-farm workshops in the places of rabbit manufacturing, poultry processing and small ruminant output.

These workshops are created feasible by a USDA Farm Company Company (FSA) Pandemic Support for Producers Initiative grant, enabling the skill to deliver materials to the 1st 20 farms/households that utilize in purchase to start out or improve enterprises.

The dates and topic places are as follows:

• Rabbit creation 101 – May perhaps 24 at 6 p.m. and will include picking out breeds, care, servicing and breeding rabbits at the Berkeley County Fairgrounds.

• Tiny-scale poultry processing – June 14 at 6 p.m. and will protect poultry creation, biosecurity and yard processing at Crimson Dwelling Farm, Bunker Hill.

• Finding commenced with smaller ruminants – July 7 at 6 p.m. and will protect smaller ruminant diet, breeding and herd overall health and be held at Rawlings Farm, Summit Point.

To sign-up, go to www.rebrand.ly/FarmWorkshops.

Take note that they are not capping registration at 20, but any farms/families past that selection will not be suitable for provides. These workshops are cost-free and will talk with you ahead of each and every day to ensure attendance and deliver instructions/parking data.

For additional details, contact Emily Morrow, Jefferson County Extension agent, at 304-728-7413, e mail [email protected] or Mary Beth Bennett, Berkeley County Extension agent, at 304-264-1936 or [email protected]

Maryland Beef Producers Brief study course established for June

KEEDYSVILLE, Md. — The University of Maryland is offering a Maryland Beef Producers Limited class sequence on “The Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Generation,” with the regional method currently being offered at the Western Maryland Analysis and Schooling Centre in Keedysville, Maryland, on June 3-4. The price tag is $75 (consists of all refreshments, lunches and educational components).

For far more information about this two-working day workshop, stop by their internet site: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/educational-classes#collection-i.

To sign-up on-line go to: https://umdbeef-series1.eventbrite.com/.

Get hold of Racheal Slattery at [email protected] or cell phone 301-405-1392 with any questions or problems or to sign-up by using test/cash.

Grasp Gardener training program accepting apps

MARTINSBURG — Applications are now available for the 2022 Fall Extension Grasp Gardener classes that will commence Aug. 15. Deadline to register is July 1, 2022.

For extra data on the Master Gardener System, go to: https://extension.wvu.edu/information/d/bdf70fa9-f174-4e76-b7e2-d00f8c0dd49b/berkeley-jefferson-emg-brochure-2019.pdf.

Garden Guidelines

• Seed ground cherries.

• Plant figs

• Seed or transplant parsley.

• Transplant onions.

• Seed fennel.

• Plant fingerling potatoes.

• Transplant or seed Chinese cabbage.

• Seed snap beans (outdoors).

• Seed head lettuce (outdoors).

• Control broadleaf weeds in lawn.

• Rejoice Countrywide Ardor Working day, plant a tree.

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