Extension-BPC Virtual Programs at the Agricultural Trades Show

UMaine Extension and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control are pleased to offer virtual programs as part of the 2022 Maine Agricultural Trades Show.

These training sessions will be held via Zoom. Preregistration is required. Please register by January 10th. Participants will be sent a Zoom link and passcode to a session after registering. Click on the session titles below to register for programs.



9:00 am – 10:00 am  Precision Field Management – Looking to the Future—Alvin Winslow, Winslow Agriculture

10:15 am – 11:15 am  Contamination of pesticide products by “forever chemicals”; what we know about PFAS and pesticides—Pam Bryer, BPC

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Weed Management in Hayfields and Pastures—Rick Kersbergen, UMaine Extension

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm  BPC Update – Rules & Regs—John Pietroski, BPC

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  What’s Next? – Emerging and Threatening Pests of Forests and Ornamentals—Gary Fish, DACF


9:00 am – 10:00 am Berries & Biocontrol: Current Status of Biological Control Prospects of Important Berry Pests—Hillary Peterson, DACF

10:30 am – 11:30 am  Bt Corn Update—John Jemison, UMaine Extension


9:00 am – 11:00 am  Wild Blueberry IPM—Lily Calderwood, Seanna Annis, and Philip Fanning, UMaine

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Understanding Herbicide Resistance—Randy Prostak, UMass

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  The Neapolitan (Hemp Infused) Pest Control Treat—A layer of IPM sandwiched between Maine field research findings and pesticide considerations—Mary Yurlina, DACF; John Jemison, UMaine Extension; Mary Tomlinson, BPC, and Gary Fish, DACF

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, contact Kerry Bernard at kerry.bernard@maine.edu or 207.581.3884, 800.287.0279 (in Maine).

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