Since people began saving seeds and growing food, they have used animal waste for fertilizer. The government is citing safety to restrict such practices.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations.
Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops.
Maryland agriculture officials say new fertilizer regulations may be phased in over the next year, instead of being implemented all at once in the fall.
Maryland’s Agriculture Department on Monday withdrew a request to accelerate implementation of proposed regulations aimed at reducing pollution from fertilizer in the Chesapeake Bay after critics said the state was moving too fast.
Some farmers are questioning findings by state environmental officials that sewage used as fertilizer is responsible for groundwater contamination in Wicomico County.
The daikon radish, a staple at sushi bars worldwide, is helping Maryland farmers fight Chesapeake Bay pollution.
Maryland farmers are offering homeowners tips on bay-friendly backyard gardening practices.
If taking care of your lawn means using fertilizer, Maryland has some new rules in force.
A bill limiting the use of lawn fertilizers, a growing source of Chesapeake Bay pollution, is to be signed into law this week.
The park where Sen. Ben Cardin and environmentalists gathered Monday to report on lawn fertilizer’s harmful effects on the Chesapeake Bay made the point for them: the lawn includes a grassy patch on a pier jutting over the harbor where any excess fertilizer threatens to run into the harbor and help fuel oxygen-robbing algae growing in the water.
Maryland lawmakers are considering new regulations for lawn fertilizer because it harms the Chesapeake Bay if it isn’t applied properly.