Maine

Maine State NECCC Contact

Jason Lilley
Sustainable Agriculture Professional
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Cumberland County
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Email: jason.lilley@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 781-6099

Other Contacts

Caragh B. Fitzgerald
Associate Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
125 State St., 3rd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330
Email: cfitzgerald@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 622-7546

Mark Hutchinson
Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Email: mhutch@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 832-0343

Mark Hutton, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor Vegetable Crops
Vegetable Specialist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179
Monmouth, ME 04259
Email: mark.hutton@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 933-2100 ext. 104

John M. Jemison, Jr.
Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
495 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
Email: jemison@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-3241

Rick Kersbergen
Extension Professor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems
992 Waterville Rd
Waldo, ME 04915
Email: richard.kersbergen@maine.edu
Phone: 1-800-287-1426 (in Maine)

Ellen Mallory
Assoc. Professor & Extension Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
495 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
Email: ellen.mallory@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-2942

Alicyn Smart, D.P.M.
Assistant Extension Professor & Plant Pathologist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
491 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473
Email: alicyn.smart@maine.edu
Phone: (207) 581-3883

University of Maine Cooperative Extension maintains a cover crop website.

PDFs
Cover Cropping for Success, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topics: species selection, fitting cover crops into a rotation, establishment timing and methods, termination methods
Cover crops: rye, triticale, sorghum-sudangrass, millet, oats, annual ryegrass, medium red clover, alfalfa, field peas, hairy vetch, radish, mustard, rapeseed, buckwheat

Cover Crops for Home Gardens, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topics: cover crops for home gardens, cover crop benefits, seeding rates, termination timing and methods
Cover crops: rye, oats, annual ryegrass, Japanese millet, sudangrass, berseem clover, crimson clover, red clover, hairy vetch, alfalfa, buckwheat, mixes

Using Green Manures, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Topics: cover crop benefits, summer fallow cover crops, late-summer and fall planted cover crops, planting timing, seeding rates
Cover crops: rye, oats, annual ryegrass, sorghum-sudangrass, Japanese millet, crimson clover, sweetclover, hairy vetch, cowpeas, alfalfa, buckwheat, mixes

Selected Green Manures and Cover Crops for Maine, University of Maine
Topics: cover crop characteristics, seeding rates
Cover crops: rye, oats, annual ryegrass, sorghum-sudangrass, berseem clover, crimson clover, red clover, hairy vetch, buckwheat, mixes

Selecting Forage Crops for Your Farm, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topics: selecting forage crops based on soil drainage, pH, climate, and management choices (cutting and grazing)
Cover crops: perennial ryegrass, clovers, bird’s foot trefoil, alfalfa

Growing Forage Legumes in Maine, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Topics: forage crops for hay, silage, and grazing, planting rates and management
Cover crops: red clover, white clover, alsike clover, bird’s foot trefoil, alfalfa

Links to external websites
Green Manures/Cover Crops, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Topics: cover crop benefits, cover crops in the home garden
Cover crops: oats, Japanese millet, buckwheat, mixes