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Agricultural Programs - Maine Farm Days

August 21-22, 2013
Misty Meadow Farm, Clinton, Maine
Pesticide Credit Workshops;
1 credit awarded per workshop (approved)

Free and open to all; no pre-registration required.

Schedule

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10:00 to 11:00 AM
Meeting the Mission of the Board of Pesticides Control: Ways to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides with John Jemison, Soil & Water Quality Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension. John is the chair of the Board of Pesticides Control.

11:10 AM to 12:10 PM
Increasing Forage Yield & Quality with No-Till Production & Cover Crops with Rick Kersbergen – Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

1:00 to 2:00 PM
Identification Exercise – Is It a Pest or a Beneficial? with Donna Coffin, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

2:10 to 3:10 PM
Common Diseases of Grains in Maine with Andrew Plant, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Thursday, August 22, 2013

10:00 to 11:00 AM
Forest Insects From “Away” – An Update of Invasive Forest Insects with Allison Kanoti, Entomologist, Maine Forest Service.

11:10 AM to 12:10 PM
Hands-on Weed Identification with Caragh Fitzgerald, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

1:00 to 2:00 PM
Shade & Forest Tree Diseases with William Ostrofsky, Forest Pathologist, Maine Forest Service

2:10 to 3:10 PM
Pesticide Storage Considerations with Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension      

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Justine Denny at 207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine), 800.287.8957 (TDD) or justine.denny@maine.edu to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 of days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.   

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Cooperative Extension: Agriculture
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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