Sustainable Agriculture Field Day focuses on small-scale vegetable production

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted June 27, 2011, at 4:09 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Sustainable Agriculture Field Day for farmers, crop advisers, home gardeners, and others interested in small-scale vegetable production.

The free event will take place at the 100-acre Rogers Farm on Bennoch Road in Stillwater. The Rogers Center is part of the J.F. Witter Teaching & Research Center, UMaine’s livestock, forage and crops research center.

The open house will highlight research on vegetable production for small-scale farms and home gardeners. UMaine agricultural researchers and Cooperative Extension faculty will present field research and information on a variety of topics, including season extension, hand tools for weed control, integrated pest management, bagged organic fertilizers, practices to improve potato skin quality, and the master gardener program.

Participants may arrive early to evaluate a variety of hand- and wheel-

hoes.

For information, contact Ellen Mallory at 581-2942 or John Jemison at 581-3241.

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