OLD TOWN, Maine — The Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo will feature tool demonstrations and research results for both vegetable and grain production. Attendees will learn from researchers and company representatives about key techniques for effective mechanical weed control and the variety of tools available for small-, mid-, and large-scale growers. Hand-tools, walk-behind tractors/tool carriers, and tractor-mounted equipment will be on display and demonstrated in the field with a variety of vegetable, small grain, and oilseed crops. Tools will include hoes, sweeps, baskets, fingers, tine harrows, torsions, and brush weeders on a variety of carriers and mounting systems, as well as a camera-guided cultivator, from the following manufacturers: Terrateck® and Johnny’s Selected Seeds, HAK®, Tilmor®, K.U.L.T.-Kress®, Garford®, Treffler® Harrows, and Franklin Robotics. We invite farmers of all levels of experience and production to participate. The day will include:
- Presentations by researchers from Denmark, California, Michigan, New York, and Maine
- Field demonstrations of tools for small-, mid- and large-scale growers
- Research posters
- Friendly competition testing your weed knowledge and cultivation skills!
- Plenty of time to connect with fellow growers, researchers, and industry representatives
A detailed agenda is available at the UMaine Extension Agriculture Website.
September 12, 2019
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
University of Maine Rogers Farm
914 Bennoch Rd, Old Town, Maine
Pre-Registration is required. Registration is limited so register early!
Cost is $20 by September 5th, $30 from September 6 – 11th, and $40 on the day of the event. Lunch is included, but cannot be guaranteed for those who register after September 5.
5 Certified crop advisor (CCA) and 3 Pesticide credits will be offered for this program.
Register by phone and registration questions, contact Melissa Babcock at 207-581-2788.
Note: No refunds can be offered for registrations made after September 5th or by check.
For questions about the event, contact Peyton Ginakes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Mallory at 207-581-2942.
The Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo is supported by grants from the USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and the Northeastern IPM Center.
If you are a person with a disability and 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 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
–Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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