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Pasture Management: Weed Control and Old Field Restoration Worskhop

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine
Presenter: Richard Kersbergen, Waldo County Extension Educator
Cost is free. Registration is required.

Is your pasture or hayfield overrun with buttercup and/or smooth bedstraw? Do you have old fields that you would like to bring back? Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a workshop with Richard Kersbergen, Waldo County Extension Educator in Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems. Kersbergen will address the problems of how to get weeds under control and manage your fields. Both chemical and non-chemical methods of control will be discussed. Bring your questions! Natural Resource Conservation Service grazing sticks will be available. The workshop will be held at the Knox and Lincoln Counties Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine.

Richard Kersbergen, an Extension Professor and a cooperating research scientist with the New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory, is a national expert and leader in the organic dairy industry. He has served as the state contact for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program of the USDA and has just finished as chair of the Northeast Pasture Consortium. Over the years, Kersbergen has worked as an extension agent, farm manager for the UMaine Agricultural Experiment Station and also worked to support hundreds of Cooperative Extension volunteer Master Gardeners and responded to thousands of home horticulture client calls.

Cost for the workshop is free. Please register by contacting Hildy Ellis at 207.596.2040, or hildy@knox-lincoln.org. Let us know if you need any special accommodations to attend.