UMaine Extension holds sustainable agriculture field day June 27

University of Maine Cooperative Extension holds its annual sustainable agriculture field day tour Wednesday, June 27, 4:30–7:30 p.m. at UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town.

The free public event is designed for farmers, crop advisors and people interested in agricultural production who want to learn more about sustainable agriculture research with a focus on small grains, potatoes, soybeans and crop modeling. Topics include undersowing and cover crops for potatoes, weed management in small grains and soybeans, and using green manure as a nitrogen source.

Presenters include UMaine professor of weed ecology and management Eric Gallandt; Extension soil and water quality specialist John Jemison; Extension sustainable agriculture specialist Ellen Mallory; Extension sustainable agriculture research associate Tom Molloy; and UMaine graduate students in sustainable agriculture Audrey Laffley, Margaret Pickoff and Brogan Tooley. Several new Extension faculty members also will participate. Rogers Farm is part of UMaine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center.

Participants will receive one pesticide certification credit and 2.5 certified crop advisor credits. Registration begins on site at 4 p.m. For more information or to request an accommodation, contact John Jemison, 207.581.3241, More information is online.