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Maine Vegetable and Fruit School 2014

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension Highmoor FarmThe day-long school is offered on two dates at two locations: March 10 in Portland or March 11 in Bangor.  Preregistration is required.  Registration cost is $35 and includes lunch. Please register by February 21, 2014.

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Maine Vegetable and Fruit School is hosted by

  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association

Monday, March 10, 2014

155 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103
Tel. 207.775.6336

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

701 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401
Tel. 207.947.0355 or 1.800.244.0355


AGENDA – March 10 and March 11, 2014

9:00 AM Legislative Update: Pesticide Application, Certification and More…
      — Maine Board of Pesticides Control
9:30 AM Think Before You Spread – Fertilizer Applications for Long Term Impacts
      — Dr. Eric Sideman and Mark Hutchinson
10:00 AM Soil Fertility Planning at Laughingstock Farm
      — Lisa Turner
10:30 AM BREAK
10:45 AM Compost for High Tunnel Tomatoes
      — Kate Marshall
11:30 AM Soil Conditioning with Wood Chips
      — Dr. Suzanne Morse
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Food Safety Modernization Act: Potential Impacts on Your Farm
     — Heather Bryant
1:30 PM Farm Food Safety Discussion: Do I Really Have To?
      — Dr. Jason Bolton, Linda Titus and Heather Bryant
2:15 PM What’s New and What’s Best for Potatoes?
      — Dr. John Jemison
2:45 PM A Pumpkin Disease Spray Program – Putting the Pieces Together
      — Dr. Mark Hutton
3:15 PM Innovative Strawberry Growing Practices
      — Dr. David Handley


Jason Bolton – Food Safety Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Heather Bryant – Field Specialist, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
Dr. David Handley – Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Mark Hutchinson – Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Dr. Mark Hutton – Vegetable Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Dr. John Jemison – Water Quality and Soil Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Kate Marshall – Graduate Student, University of Maine
Dr. Suzanne Morse – Professor of Applied Botany, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine
Dr. Eric Sideman – Organic Crop Specialist, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Linda Titus – Coordinator, GAP/GHP Advisory Program, AgMatters
Ralph Turner – Laughingstock Farm, Durham, Maine

Thank you to Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc. for sponsoring our morning break.

Participants may receive 2.0 Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for attending.  Certified Crop Advisors may earn 5.0 recertification credits for participation.

For more information about this or other workshops, please contact:

Mark Hutchinson, Extension Educator
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Knox – Lincoln Counties
377 Manktown Road
Waldoboro, ME 04572-5815
Tel. 207.832.0343 or 1.800.244.2104 (in Maine).  

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to participate in this program should contact Mark Hutchinson at 1.800.244.2104, or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD) to discuss any needed arrangements at least seven days in advance.



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