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Draft Legislation for Invasive Plants

(posted November 26, 2010)

TMDL Brief Prepared by the ANLA

(posted October 1, 2010)

H2-A Employers - Tolling Agreement Information

(posted July 28, 2010)

Pesticide Container Recycling - June - September 2010 (select here for more info)

(posted May 12, 2010)

MDA - Pest Alert - Pine Shoot Beetle - press release (select here for more info)

(posted April 19, 2010)

 

EnSave - Maryland's Energy Audit Program

This program helps Maryland farmers reduce their energy costs through farm energy audits and incentive for qualifying energy savings projects.  For more information, review the linked information below, and contact the EnSave program administrator, Corey Conant at 800-732-1399, or via his e-mail.

Statewide Energy Audit Informational Flyer

Application for a Rural Business Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan

Application for Equipment Rebate

Installation Completion Form

Plastics Recycling Programs

Below are references and links to plastics recycling programs.  This list will be added to as knowledge of additional programs becomes available.  (posted September 2009)

Cindarn Packaging (no website)

       Steve Wasserman

       410-374-2196

       Program Details

Infinity Recycling

        410-778-5949

Infinity does not recycle agricultural plastics, but does have programs to recycle cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans and non-ferrous scrap metal.  Serves Maryland's Mid-Shore region.

Manner Resins

      Timothy Eubanks

      410-571-0570

      Buy and sell greenhouse films, agricultural film, nursery pots, and trays.

Maryland Department of Agriculture

      Rob Hofstedder

      410-841-5710

      Pesticide container recycling.

Maryland Recycling Network

The Maryland Recycling Network (MRN) represents individuals and organizations  from every facet of recycling who join together to promote the 3 "R's" of recycling - sustainable reduction, reuse and recycling of materials otherwise destined for disposal.   This site also includes recycling resources and county contacts.

Owl Corporation

       410-282-0066

Recycling Revolution, LLC

   Brian Seskin

   561-488-1305

   www.recyclingrevolution.com

This company takes ABS, HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP, PS, POLY, PVB, PET, Acrylic, Nylon, BOPP in the following forms:  virgin, repro, regrind, film, rolls, baled, lumps, purges, powders, etc.

UCS - Universal Commodity Services

     Rich Pereira  

     347-587-5539

     Bids on the purchasing of recyclable plastic film.

US AgRecycling

       Sam Gibson

       800-654-3145

Zook Plastic Recovery

        717-656-4422 (leave a message and your call will be returned)

 

New Jersey Department of Agriculture recycling program - Out-of-state growers can take used film to the Burlington County Occupational Training Center in Mt. Holly.  Both white and clear nursery film and clear multi-season greenhouse covers can be recycled.  Film must be free of lathing, staples, and saran.  Loads containing other agricultural plastics, such as bags, mulch film, shrink film, stretch film, drip irrigation, or ground cover film, will be rejected at the collection sites.   For more information, contact here.

 

 

Below are links to information and various organizations that specifically affect our industry.

American Nursery and Landscape Association

Associated Landscape Contractors of America

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Gardeners for the Bay Program 

Crop Insurance Fact Sheet

Delmarva Safety Association, Inc.

Economic Profile 2003 Executive Summary

Economic Profile 2003 Full Publication

Horticulture and Landscape Technology Program - Montgomery College

Landscape Contractors Association of MD, DC and VA

LEAD Maryland

Maryland Arborist Association

Maryland Christmas Tree Association

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Maryland Department of the Environment

Maryland Greenhouse Growers Association

Maryland Invasive Species Council

Maryland Master Gardeners

Maryland Turfgrass Council

Nursery and Greenhouse Water and Nutrient Management - 2006 Annual Report

United States National Arboretum

University of Maryland NurseryWeb

 
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