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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 (ellen.mallory@maine.edu) or John Jemison (jemison@maine.edu), University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

 

2014 UMaine Sustainable Agriculture Twilight Meeting

“Sustainable Agriculture Research at Rogers Farm”

Thursday, June 26th, 5:00-7:45pm (Registration starts at 4:30pm)

UMaine Rogers Forage & Crops Research Farm, Stillwater, Maine (see below for directions)

Please join us and learn about:

  • Sustainable agriculture in Denmark (Ilse Rasmussen, visiting scientist)
  • Weed management, weed communities, and climate change
  • Plants to support native pollinators
  • Alternative weed management strategies for vegetables
  • Opportunities and challenges with fall seeded crops (winter canola, wheat, rye, spelt, triticale)
  • Field pea varieties for livestock feed
  • Incorporating wheat into organic forage rotations

Come early for a Weed Walk – starting at 4:00 pm, join Eric Gallandt for a stroll around the farm to identify and learn about common and maybe not so common weeds.

Speakers include:

  • Lois Berg Stack, Ornamental Hort Specialist
  • Bryan Brown, UMaine Graduate Student
  • Eric Gallandt, Professor of Weed Ecology
  • John Jemison, Soil & Water Quality Specialist
  • Ellen Mallory, Sustainable Ag. Specialist
  • Tom Molloy, Sust. Ag. Research Associate
  • Ilse Rasmussen, International Center for Research on Organic Food Systems, Denmark
  • Erin Roche, UMaine Graduate Student

No pre-registration required – Refreshments provided

2 Certified Crop Advisor credits and 1 Pesticide credit will be offered.

For more information, contact:  Ellen Mallory – ellen.mallory@maine.edu; 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.

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