University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Highlands Farmers have announced that a Weed Identification Walk will be held on June 27th at 7 pm at the Stutzman’s Farm, 891 Douty Hill Rd, Sangerville. The Maine Highlands Farmers are having short business meeting following the walk. Registration is free. Two hours of pesticide recertification credit are available for private pesticide applicators. For more information, contact Donna Coffin at (207) 564-3301 or (800) 287-1491 (in Maine), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit the events calendar at www.extension.umaine.edu. UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.
Farmers will benefit from the weed identification walk by learning common weeds that can invade their vegetable, fruit and other cultivated crops. Donna Coffin, Extension Educator will lead the walk and have a number of references available for farmers to learn how to identify weeds and how to manage them in their crops. Farmers with weeds to identify from their home farm are encouraged to bring a digital picture of their problem weed.