Sustainable agriculture research tour planned for July 9 at UMaine farm in Old Town

Old Town, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Sustainable Agriculture Research Tour on Tuesday, July 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Rogers Farm Forage and Crop Research Facility, 914 Bennoch Rd., Old Town.

The free event is geared toward farmers, crop advisors and others interested in agricultural production. Researchers from the School of Food and Agriculture and UMaine Extension will present their field research on a variety of crops. Specific topics will include cover cropping in vegetables, organic no-till dry bean production methods, potato IPM (integrated pest management), and variety trials on forage legumes, potatoes and dry beans.

This event is free and pre-registration is not required. Participants will receive two pesticide certification credits and 2.5 Certified Crop Advisor credits. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the event will run 2-5 p.m. For a detailed announcement visit the event webpage.

Rogers Farm is part of the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, one of several facilities that comprise the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Abigayl Novak at

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:  As a trusted resource for over 100 years, 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 seeks to build thriving communities and grow the food-based economy, focusing on aspects from production and processing to nutrition, food safety and food security. Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H which offers hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement and creates a positive environment where participants are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.