STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Established in 1898
"The Society has shifted with the times, has been alert to the complexities facing the fruit industry, and has been effective voice for all in advancing and protecting the vital interests of this industry." - Arthur H. Thompson, The First Ninety Years History of the Maryland State Horticultural Society
Fruit and Vegetable Growers Striving for the Best
Save the Date – Events and Training for
August 10, 2023
Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC)
·Orchard Disease Management update
·Small Fruit Disease Update
·BT Sweet Corn Update
·Drone Use in the Orchard
·Preview new Maryland Hop
This is a free event but registration is required.
Online registration is available using the tab below. Phone registration can be completed by calling
New Online Course for Maryland Cottage Food Producers & On-Farm Home Processors
Register here: https://go.umd.edu/mfvcourse
For questions or needing accommodation contact:
Dr. Shauna Henley, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Membership dues are collected during the registration process for the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. For those seeking membership after the convention click here... for more information.
TREE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)
Tree Assistance Program (TAP) is to provide financial assistance to qualifying orchardists to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines that were damaged by natural disasters. To learn more about this program and eligibility, click here for more info >>
WMREC HORTICULTURAL TWILIGHT MEETING & TOUR
Click here to access handouts >>
Click on the links below:
Horticultural Technology Newsletter
Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management
University of Maryland Fact Sheet 1023, November 2015
SOURCES FOR MD GROWN FRUIT
Click on the links below:
National Peach Council
University of Maryland Extension: Grapes and Fruit
University of Maryland: Aronia
Mid-Atlantic Aronia Growers Association
Bay Area Fruit School (link to presentations & videos)
Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting (presentations)
MSHS Summer Tour
Save the Date!
The 2023 Maryland State Horticultural Society Summer Tour is going to be held on July 12, 2023 starting at 9:00 in Southern MD.
The tour will include three stops.
The tour will start at Loveville Produce Auction. We will meet and receive our name badges and have some background information provided about this local auction.
We will then drive to Shlagel Farms in Waldorf for a tour of the farm.
Our last stop for the day will be Miller Farms.
Registration will open soon!
2022 - 2023
MSHS Executive Board Officers
Hallie Butler-Van Horn, President
Bryan Butler, 1St VP
Brad Miller, 2nd Vice President
Bob Black, Treasurer
Haley Sater, Secretary
Board members are
2019 Summer Tour visiting Arterra Photo Credit:Christopher Black