2023 Sustainable Agriculture Research Tour

Tractor on small grains field
Photo by John Jemison.

Where: UMaine Rogers Forage and Crops Research Farm
914 Bennoch Road, Old Town, Maine (Directions)
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Time: 3:00–5:30 p.m. (registration starts at 2:30 p.m.)
Cost: FREE!
Pesticide Credits Available: 2
CCA Credits Available: 2
Refreshments provided on site. No pre-registration required.

Please join us to learn about research on forages, cover crops, vegetables, dry beans, and hemp:

  • Interseeding cover crops in vegetable crops:
    Jason Lilley (Extension Sustainable Ag Educator), Gladys Adu Asieduwaa (Graduate Student) and Rachel Schattman (Assistant Professor of Sustainable Ag)
  • Performance of forage legume varieties in Maine:
    Jaime Garzon (Extension Dairy Forage Educator) and Caragh Fitzgerald (Extension Ag Educator)
  • New potato varieties for Maine growers:
    Brett Johnson (Extension Sustainable Ag and Horticulture Professional) and John Jemison (Extension Soil and Water Quality Specialist)
  • Hemp rotation effects on yield, soil health, and pest management:
    John Jemison (Extension Soil and Water Quality Specialist)
  • Weeding tools for small and mid-scale vegetable farmers:
    Eric Gallandt (Professor of Weed Ecology)
  • Dry beans varieties and organic no-till production:
    Tom Molloy (Extension Sustainable Ag Professional) and Ellen Mallory (Extension Specialist and Professor of Sustainable Ag)

And please join us afterwards for a celebration of John Jemison’s last twilight tour! (location TBD)

The UMaine Rogers Forage & Crop Research Farm is part of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at the state’s R1 public research university.

Directions: The UMaine Rogers Farm address is 914 Bennoch Rd, Old Town, ME. It is located on Rt. 16, 1.5 miles north of Stillwater. Take exit 193 off I‐95 and head east toward Old Town on Stillwater Ave. At the third set of lights, turn left onto Bennoch Rd. (Rt. 16). Rogers Farm is 1.5 miles north on Bennoch Rd.

If you are a person with a disability and will need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Ellen Mallory at 207‐581‐2942 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be accepted.

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