Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension offers updates for agricultural industry Jan. 19

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two online research updates specific to the agricultural industry from 7–8 p.m. on Jan. 19.  “Integrated Pest Management — Controlling Pests in Potatoes” will be presented by Paul Horne, entomologist, potato IPM expert and owner-director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Victoria, Australia; followed by “Potato Early Dying Research […]

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UMaine Extension personnel discuss challenges pandemic presents to disabled farmers with News Center

News Center Maine interviewed Leilani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility coordinator at University of Maine Cooperative Extension; Leslie Forstadt, a human development specialist with Extension; and Richard Brzozowski, a food system program administrator at Extension, about the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to farmers with disabilities, as well as services that can assist them. “A healthy farm […]

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Media highlight hydroponics for home gardeners workshop

The Daily Bulldog, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, the Machias Valley News Observer and the Bangor Daily News highlighted a webinar offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to teach home gardeners about hydroponics. Registration for the webinar, which will be held 6–7:15 p.m. on Jan. 24, is online.

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Dill discusses rat infestations in homes with the BDN

Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about rats infesting homes during the winter. “In the winter they can be found if they have taken up residence in your home, garage, barn, chicken coop or other dwellings,” he said. “You may not see […]

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NYT interviews Kersbergen about struggles of Northeast organic dairy farms amid industry-wide change

The New York Times interviewed Rick Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, about the struggles Northeast organic dairy farms are facing amid industry-wide change. “There’s been an enormous growth of organic dairy farms west of the Mississippi — Texas, Colorado,” Kersbergen said. “That’s created a situation where these mega-organic dairy farms are able […]

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