Farm safety on farm visits

Warm weather means many farms across Maine will be hosting public access hours and events (check Real Maine or local farm websites for hours and details). MAFES’ Aroostook, Blueberry Hill, Highmoor, and Rogers farms will all be hosting field days and other opportunities for public access throughout the summer (see our events page for details). […]

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potato breeding

Potato breeding and variety development activities to enhance farm sustainability in the eastern U.S.

Consumer demographics and food preferences present new challenges for farmers who seek to supply high quality, highly nutritional products to consumers, while maintaining economically and environmentally sustainable production practices. This multidisciplinary regional research project helps farmers address these needs. Specifically, we propose to provide farmers new potato varieties to solve production problems and meet consumers […]

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infected potato tuber

Epidemiology and management of potato diseases

Potato production plays an important role in the state of Maine and significantly contributes to the economy of the United States. Studies are urgently needed to address the management of both airborne and soilborne diseases in potato. This project will involve studying the principle of disease development with changing environments and agricultural production, updating the […]

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