UMaine Extension and Maine Highlands Farmers Offering a Weed Identification Walk

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Highlands Farmers have announced that a Weed Identification Walk will be held on June 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Stutzman’s Farm, 891 Douty Hill Road in Sangerville, Maine. The Maine Highlands Farmers will have a short business meeting following the walk.  Registration is free. Two hours of pesticide recertification credit are available for private pesticide applicators.  For more information, contact Extension Educator Donna Coffin at 207.564.3301 or 800.287.1491 (in Maine), or e-mail UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.

Farmers will benefit from the weed identification walk by learning common weeds that can invade their vegetable, fruit and other cultivated crops. Donna Coffin will lead the walk and have a number of references available for farmers to learn how to identify weeds and how to manage them in their crops. Farmers with weeds to identify from their home farm are encouraged to bring a digital picture of their problem weed.