UMaine Cooperative Extention to hold field day on August 8th

PRESQUE ISLE, ME-- University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold an agricultural field day Aug. 8, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at UMaine Aroostook Research Farm, 59 Houlton Road, Presque Isle.

Open to all agricultural providers, the event features presentations on potato cultivation and varieties, nutrient management for growth and yield, foliar late blight control, and the potential role of pests in Dickeya transmission. Presenters include UMaine Extension assistant professors of sustainable agriculture Sukhwinder Bali and Lakesh Sharma, UMaine assistant professor of plant pathology Jay Hao, UMaine professor of entomology Andrei Alyokhin, and UMaine professor of agronomy Gregory Porter.

The event is free; lunch will be provided. No registration is required. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharma, 207.498.0316; lakesh.sharma@maine.edu. More information is also available online.