OLD TOWN — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a mechanical weed control field day 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the University of Maine Rogers Research Farm, 914 Bennoch Road.
Designed for farmers, crop advisers and others in the agricultural community, this hands-on event will feature tool demonstrations and research results for vegetable and field crop production from local, national and international researchers, as well as company representatives.
The $20 fee includes lunch if paid by Sept. 5, $30 through Sept. 11, or $40 at the event. Register online. Pesticide certification credits and Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ellen Mallory, 207.581.2942; firstname.lastname@example.org. More information also is online.
The event is supported by grants from the USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative and the Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.