Home and Garden Briefs for April 15, 2022 | Journal-news

Berkeley County Youth Good Affiliation newsMARTINSBURG — Any individual out there even now have to have to sign-up a sector goat, hog or lamb for the Berkeley County Youth Good? Registration is continue to open.

If you’re organizing to be a Berkeley County Youth Honest exhibitor with a industry goat, hog or lamb, never wait around until the past moment to sign-up. Get on the Berkeley County Youth Honest web site nowadays and fill out the types. Bear in mind to help you save these dates under for your current market animal verify-in by April 30.

Industry hogs verify in: 7-10 a.m.

Marketplace lambs and marketplace goats test in: 10 a.m.-noon.

Tree Fruit virtual conference to be heldMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension’s to start with Tree Fruit meeting of the 2022 season will deal with the new inform procedure that involves a weblog and a contact-in messaging procedure that will be up-to-date routinely with insect, sickness and horticultural alerts.

This early-period conference is in addition to its typical schedule of twilight conferences, which will be held April 27 on Zoom and in particular person on May perhaps 25 and June 22. The spot for the previous two meetings will be introduced as individuals dates approach.

For extra facts, email [email protected] or simply call 304-822-5013.

Master Gardener yard fest and plant sale established in May perhapsKEARNEYSVILLE — The Berkeley–Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners plan to maintain a yard fest and plant sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May perhaps 14. Master Gardeners have been developing crops to brighten gardens from container crops, veggies and herbs to annuals, perennials, trees and native plants. Some merchandise may perhaps be in shorter source than some others, so occur early. Get crops, refreshments, invest in baked items, talk to the Plant Medical doctor queries, pay a visit to displays and get no cost gardening guidance. This occasion will be held at the WVU Tree Fruit Investigate and Instruction Heart, positioned at 67 Apple Harvest Lane in Kearneysville.

Cash lifted through the plant sale support the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Grasp Gardener program. For more data, get in touch with the Berkeley County Extension Workplace at 304-264-1936.

Farm Diversification Workshops availableMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension in Berkeley and Jefferson counties is offering three on-farm workshops in the spots of rabbit generation, poultry processing and small ruminant output. These workshops are produced possible by a USDA Farm Assistance Agency (FSA) Pandemic Aid for Producers Initiative grant, enabling the capacity to deliver provides to the very first 20 farms/households that utilize in get to begin or grow enterprises.

The dates and matter areas are as follows:

• Rabbit production 101 – Might 24 at 6 p.m. and will deal with picking breeds, treatment, maintenance and breeding rabbits at the Berkeley County Fairgrounds.

• Small-scale poultry processing – June 14 at 6 p.m. and will deal with poultry output, biosecurity and yard processing at Purple House Farm, Bunker Hill.

• Getting begun with small ruminants – July 7 at 6 p.m. and will deal with small ruminant diet, breeding and herd overall health and be held at Rawlings Farm, Summit Issue.

To register, go to www.rebrand.ly/FarmWorkshops.

Be aware they are not capping registration at 20, but any farms/family members past that variety will not be qualified for supplies. These workshops are free of charge and will talk with you in advance of every single day to ensure attendance and present directions/parking information.

For additional facts, make contact with Emily Morrow, Jefferson County Extension Agent at 304-728-7413, email [email protected] or Mary Beth Bennett, Berkeley County Extension Agent at 304-264-1936, electronic mail, [email protected]

Maryland Beef Producers Limited class established for JuneKEEDYSVILLE, Md. — The College of Maryland is providing a Maryland Beef Producers Limited system collection on The Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Manufacturing with the community application remaining offered at the Western Maryland Study and Instruction Heart in Keedysville, Maryland, on June 3-4. The charge is $75 (includes all refreshments, lunches and educational resources).

For extra details about this two-day workshop, visit their internet site: https://ansc.umd.edu/extension/beef-extension/academic-programs#series-i.

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

Contact Racheal Slattery at [email protected] or cellular phone 301-405-1392 with any inquiries or problems or to sign up by means of test/dollars.

Yard Tips• Loosen mulch on strawberries.

• Take away row cover from strawberries.

• Refresh mulch in landscape beds.

• Seed or transplant peas (outdoors).

• Seed endive.

• Transplant leeks.

• Seed chives (outdoors)

• Seed new lawn.

• Seed yearly herbs.

• Seed carrots and Swiss chard.

• Seed Asian greens

• Seed sweet corn

• Plant summer time-flowering bulbs.