Pasture Management: Weed control and old field restoration


Community Happenings
Knox-Lincoln Extension office
377 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro, ME
Hildy Ellis
hildy@knox-lincoln.org
596-2040
www.knox-lincoln.org
Jul 23, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Is your pasture or hayfield overrun with buttercup and/or smooth bedstraw? Do you have old fields that you would like to bring back? Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a workshop with Rick Kersbergen, Waldo County Extension Educator in Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems. Rick will address the problems of how to get weeds under control and manage your fields to keep them under control. Both chemical and non-chemical methods of control will be discussed. Bring your questions! NRCS grazing sticks will be available.

Richard Kersbergen, an Extension Professor and a cooperating research scientist with the New England Plant Soil and Water lab, is a national expert and leader in the Organic Dairy industry. He has served as the state contact for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program of the USDA and has just finished as chair of the Northeast Pasture Consortium. Over the years, Rick has worked as an extension agent, farm manager for the UMaine Experiment Station and also worked to support hundreds of Cooperative Extension volunteer Master Gardeners and responded to thousands of home horticulture client calls.

Program is free, but please register at 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org. Let us know if you need any special accommodations to attend.

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and provider.