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Research Spotlight - Agriculture & Foods

You Want a Piece of Me?
You Want a Piece of Me?
Research explores the potential of making a Maine invasive a main ingredient
Weed Warfare
Weed Warfare
Eric Gallandt, a UMaine associate professor of weed ecology and management, has made it his mission to help small-scale growers who plant diversified crops. He takes a systemic approach to weed management by focusing on the ways in which growers address the seed bank — the seeds at the soil surface and the seeds incorporated in the soil.
The Mighty Cranberry
The Mighty Cranberry
Food scientist Vivian Wu's research on cranberries is part of the ongoing fight to keep humans safe from food-borne illnesses.
Pleasing Palates
Pleasing Palates
Longtime UMaine food scientist Al Bushway and his colleagues receive hundreds of inquires a year about small-scale food production in the state. The scientists are instrumental in helping Maine's artisanal producers succeed in the specialty food industry.
Green Acres
Green Acres
Jim McConnon, Todd Gabe and Thomas Allen are watching Maine's growing agritourism sector in which small family farms have diversified to stay viable. Three farms in Levant, Sangerville and Union are among those involved in agritourism with the help of Cooperative Extension.
Waiter! There’s a Blueberry in My Burger!
Waiter! There’s a Blueberry in My Burger!
Food scientists in UMaine laboratories are developing new products to benefit Maine's natural resource industries. Whether researching the use of blueberries to preserve flavor in frozen burger patties or experimenting with leftover crabmeat in new snack foods, the results have potential economic value.
 


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