UMaine Extension to offer educational programs at Farm Days in Clinton, Maine, August 22-23, 2018

Pesticide Credit Workshops
2018 Maine Farm Days
Misty Meadow Farm, Hill Road, Clinton, Maine

1 pesticide recertification credit for each one-hour workshop
8 CCA CEUS available

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a variety of educational programs and resources at Maine Farm Days on August 22 and 23 at Misty Meadows Farm at 308 Hill Road, Clinton, Maine. Farmers and non-farmers are invited to attend this 2-day event. Educational activities include eight pesticide recertification credit opportunities (see below) and displays about soil health, sprayer calibration and pesticide safety, AgrAbility, and Risk Management and Crop Insurance. 4-H activities will be available on Wednesday.

For more information, visit Maine Farm Days.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM
Designing cover crops to meet the needs of corn silage, Rick Kersbergen, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
(CCA CEU: 1 crop management)

 11:10 AM to 12:10 PM
Considerations before applying pesticides, John Jemison, Extension Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)

 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Current pesticide toxicity and risks for 2018, Pam Bryer, Toxicologist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)

 2:10 to 3:10 PM
Hands-on weed identification, Caragh Fitzgerald, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM
Personal protective equipment and respirators–following the label requirements, Megan Patterson, Director, Maine Board of Pesticides Control, and Amanda Couture, Certification and Licensing Specialist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)

 11:10 AM to 12:10 PM
Weeds in blueberries, Lily Calderwood, Extension Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)

1:00 to 2:00 PM
Storing pesticides properly, Jason Lilley, Extension Professional, University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)

2:10 to 3:10 PM
EEK, it’s a rat!:  Controlling rodents on the farm to protect animal and human health, Kathy Murray, IPM Entomologist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
(CCA CEU: 1 integrated pest management)