Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension raspberry growing tips cited in Press Herald column

Raspberry planting advice from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension was included in the latest Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” column. In explaining “the right way to grow raspberries,” the author cited source pamphlets and YouTube videos created mostly by David Handley, a vegetable and small fruits specialist with the UMaine Extension at Highmoor Farm […]

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BDN publishes UMaine Today tick research article, video

The Bangor Daily News published a UMaine Today feature story and video on tick research being conducted at the University of Maine. As the number of ticks and the illnesses they spread rise around the state, UMaine scientists in multiple disciplines are conducting research in an effort to protect residents, animals and the environment. UMaine’s […]

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New Food Economy speaks with Yarborough about wild blueberry surplus

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by The New Food Economy for an article about Maine’s blueberry surplus. This year, with a near-record harvest expected across the state’s 18,000 acres of barrens, the United States government is planning to buy $10 million worth of blueberries to […]

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AP reports on new bee-mapping tool for Maine blueberry growers

The Associated Press reported on a new tool developed by University of Maine scientists that allows blueberry growers to learn how many bees they can expect to see around their fields. “BeeMapper” will be unveiled July 19 at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension’s annual Wild Blueberry Summer Field […]

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Seacoast Online covers Beaches Conference

Seacoast Online reported on the 11th Beaches Conference held in Wells and hosted by the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine. The conference, which is held every two years, was expanded this year to include New Hampshire, according to the article. “The focus of this conference is to bring the diverse […]

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BDN interviews Savoie about safely fermenting food at home

Kathy Savoie, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how to safely ferment food at home. As products like kimchi, kombucha and kefir gain in popularity, more people are looking to try fermentation — an age old method of food preservation ― in their home kitchens, […]

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Researchers seeking fermented food feedback, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension are recruiting Maine residents to take part in a study about fermenting foods and beverages at home. Adults who make any of these foods at home, or would like to learn how to do so, are invited […]

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Maine goat farm pasture walk to highlight organic forage study

Abraham’s Goat Farm and Creamery will host a pasture walk at 5:30 p.m. July 14 at 1000 Elm St. in Newport. Abraham’s Farm owner and operator Kaili Wardwell recently participated in an organic forage legume study conducted by Cornell University Extension associate Tatiana Stanton. The forage, birdsfoot trefoil, has shown antiparasitic effects in sheep and […]

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Kirby speaks with BDN about solutions to garden pests

Clay Kirby, an insect specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told the Bangor Daily News that some garden pests, including flea beetles, are ”waiting for you to plant your seeds and put those seedlings out.” To minimize damage without using pesticides, Kirby said it’s necessary to “bring in a number of tactics to have […]

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