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Participants at the UMaine Sustainable Ag Field DayThe University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture Field Day is held each summer at the Rogers Research Farm, usually in late June or July. For more information, contact Ellen Mallory ( or John Jemison (, University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


2013 UMaine Sustainable Ag. Field Day – Small Grains and Forages

Wednesday, June 26th

5:00 to 7:45pm  (registration starts at 4:30pm)

UMaine Rogers Forage & Crops Research Farm

Stillwater, Maine  (see below for directions)

 Please join us and learn about:

  • Crop options for new grain markets- field peas,  barley,  field pea/barley mixes,  soybeans,  canola,  wheat
  • Managing weeds in organic soybeans and small grains
  • Improved ryegrass varieties for forage quality and fatty acid content
  • Underseeding clovers, ryegrasses, and mixes in barley for green manure or forage
  • Using tillage radish to improve soil physical quality
  • Comparing organic nitrogen sources for bread wheat yield and quality  
  • Winter wheat planting dates and rates – balancing crop density, winter survival, & seed costs
  • Choosing winter and spring bread wheat varieties for Maine

Speakers include:

Eric Gallandt, UMaine Weed Ecologist

John Jemison, UMaine Extension Specialist

Rick Kersbergen, UMaine Extension Educator

Ellen Mallory, UMaine Extension Specialist

Tom Molloy, UMaine Research Associate

Erin Roche, UMaine Graduate Student

No pre-registration required – Refreshments provided

2½ Certified Crop Advisor and 1 Pesticide credits have been requested.

For more information, contact:  Ellen Mallory –; 207-581-2942

Directions: The UMaine Rogers Farm is located on Rt. 16, 1.5 miles north of Stillwater, ME.  Take exit 193 off I-95 and head east toward Old Town on Stillwater Ave.    At the third set of lights, turn left onto Bennoch Rd. (Rt. 16).  The Rogers Farm is 1.5 miles north on Bennoch Rd.

If you are a person with a disability and will need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Ellen Mallory at 207-581-2942 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be accepted.

 The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 207.581.1226.

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