Maine Vegetable and Fruit School 2015
The day-long school is offered on two dates at two locations: March 10 in Portland or March 11 in Bangor. Preregistration is required.
Cost for registration is $40.00 per person and includes lunch.
Please register by February 27, 2015.
Checks are to be made payable to UMaine Cooperative Extension.
Register online or click on the link below for our registration form to mail in your form with payment. Online registration is still open.
Print a registration form (PDF)
Maine Vegetable and Fruit School is hosted by
- University of Maine Cooperative Extension
- Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
KEELEY’S BANQUET CENTER
178 Warren Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
BANGOR MOTOR INN CONFERENCE CENTER
701 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401
Tel. 207.947.0355 or 1.800.244.0355
AGENDA – March 10 and March 11, 2015
||Legislative Update from the Maine Board of Pesticides Control: Pesticide Application, Certification and More…
— Gary Fish
||Asparagus Variety and Production Tips
— Dr. Mark Hutton
||“I have to pay overtime for that?” Recent Trends in Department of Labor Enforcement of Federal Wage and Hour Laws
– Attorneys Laurel McClead and Tom Trenholm
||BioChar: Myth and Reality for Soil Conditioning
— Andrew Carpenter
||Compost for Seedlings and Transplants – Comparing Products and Rates
— Jennifer Stiles
||Growing Vegetables Undercover – Production Techniques in Spain
— Dr. Eric Sideman and Dr. Becky Sideman
||Using Grains and Legumes in Vegetable Crop Rotations at Fairwinds Farm
— Pete and Cathy Karonis
||Weed Management Update for Berries
— Dr. David Handley
||Sweet Corn Varieties and Growing Ideas
— Lauchlin Titus
||Integrated Pest Management for Sweet Corn – Putting the Pieces Together
— Dr. David Handley
||Crop Insurance: New Policies, New Options for Small Growers
— Leilani Carlson and Donovan Todd
||Nutrient Deficiencies in Your Crops – Do You Know What to Look For?
– Dr. Mark Hutton
||WRAP-UP & EVALUATION
Leilani Carlson - Maine Crop Insurance Education Program Manager, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Andrew Carpenter - Northern Tilth, Belfast, Maine
Gary Fish – Manager of Pesticides Programs, Maine Board of Pesticides Control
Dr. David Handley – Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Dr. Mark Hutton – Vegetable Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Pete and Cathy Karonis - Fairwinds Farm, Topsham, Maine
Laurel McClead – Attorney, Drummond Woodsum, Labor and Employment Group, Portland, Maine
Dr. Becky Sideman – Sustainable Horticulture Specialist, University of New Hampshire Extension
Dr. Eric Sideman – Organic Crop Specialist, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Jennifer Stiles – Graduate Student, University of Maine
Lauchlin Titus – Certified Professional Agronomist and Crop Advisor, AgMatters
Donovan Todd – Executive Director, Maine Farm Service Agency
Tom Trenholm – Attorney, Drummond Woodsum, Labor and Employment Group, Portland, Maine
Ralph Turner – Laughingstock Farm, Durham, Maine
Thank you to our sponsor, Nourse Farms, Inc.
Participants may receive 2.0 Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for attending.
Certified Crop Advisors may earn 5 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 for this program should contact Mark Hutchinson at 1.800.244.2104, or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD) to discuss any needed arrangements. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request; however, all requests will be considered.