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Extension Early Gardening Advice in News Reports Statewide

Several University of Maine Cooperative Extension educators and scientists were featured in news reports this week about early gardening tips and precautions as the unseasonably warm weather accelerates garden plans for many people. Channel 2 (WLBZ) interviewed water quality and soil specialist John Jemison about early vegetables. Channel 6 (WCSH) in Portland also ran the story. Horticulturist Kate Garland spoke with Channel 5 (WABI) and Kennebec Journal and Portland Press Herald reports included comments from Garland, Jemison, Extension associate scientist for tree fruit pest management Glen Koehler and vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley. Comments from Jemison and Handley also were included in a report in today’s Portland Daily Sun.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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