Talk on growing tomatoes June 26 at Rogers Farm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Mark Hutton will give a free public talk, “Growing Great Tomatoes,” at 6 p.m., June 26 at UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town.

The talk is offered by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV).

Participants will learn tips and tricks to improve success in growing one of the most beloved vegetables in the home garden. Hutton will demonstrate tomato trellising, staking and pruning methods. He’ll also discuss important topics such as selecting the right varieties, managing insect pests and minimizing disease pressure.

The UMaine Extension Penobscot County MGV Demonstration Garden — which features 30 theme gardens — is open to the public during daylight hours at Rogers Farm.

Open house sessions continue weekly Tuesday evenings throughout the growing season.

All programs are free and take place rain or shine. Registration is not required. For more information or a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate Garland, 207.942.7396;