Pasture Management Workshop: Weed Control and Old Field Restoration

Is your pasture or hayfield overrun with buttercup and/or smooth bedstraw? Do you have old fields that you would like to bring back? On Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 pm, 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. The program will be held at Knox-Lincoln County Extension at 377 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro, just across the road from Medomak Valley High School campus. Bring your problems and questions for Rick to solve! NRCS grazing sticks and soil test boxes and forms will be available. This program is free, but please register by contacting Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040 or info@knox-lincoln.org. Let us know if you need special accommodations to attend.
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.
For more information and publications on pastures and a map of the workshop location, visit www.knox-lincoln.org

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