Cooperative Extension

BDN shares UMaine Extension Blueberry Hill Farm field day on July 14

The Bangor Daily News shared information on UMaine’s Cooperative Extension blueberry field day which is scheduled for 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on July 14 at UMaine’s Blueberry Hill farm. The event will feature information sessions in pest, crop and drought management, as well as fresh pack technology and harvester demonstrations. Registration is requested for the field […]

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Media highlight UMaine wild blueberry research field 

WABI (Channel 5), News Center Maine (Channel 2) and WVFX (Fox 22/ABC 7) highlighted UMaine’s new Wyman’s Wild Blueberry Research and Innovation Center, which will look at the impact that climate change, genetics, pests and diseases have on the state fruit. The researchers hope to learn advanced crop production techniques that benefit growers, consumers and […]

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Tasting Table cites UMaine Extension information about beans

In an article about the common mistakes cooks make when preparing beans, Tasting Table cited information from University of Maine Cooperative Extension stating that once canned beans are cooked, they can only be kept safely in the fridge for three to four days because preservatives are necessary to make this a shelf-stable product.

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Dill speaks to BDN about slugs in home gardens

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about this year’s prevalence of slugs in home gardens. “I’ve heard there seem to be more slugs and snails this year than ever before. It’s been a wet year with lots of soggy vegetation for them to […]

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BDN interviews Dill about what to do after a tick bite 

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Jim Dill, former head of the University of Maine’s tick lab at pest management specialist at the Maine Food and Agriculture Center, about what to do after a tick bite. Dill said prevention is always the best option, but in the event of a tick bite, he advised against […]

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Ouellette featured on Maine Public discussing youth mental health

Kristy Ouellette, University of Maine Extension professor, 4-H Youth Development, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc counties, was featured on the Maine Public show Maine Calling speaking about the youth mental health crisis in Maine. The program spoke to experts about the causes of this nationwide crisis to discuss what’s happening in Maine and how to help.

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Morning Ag Clips shares Datta hiring to UMaine Extension

Morning Ag Clips reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension has named Sumon Datta an assistant Extension professor and Extension agricultural engineer. Datta recently completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include the use of smart technologies, particularly with agricultural water management, and the […]

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Savoie speaks to CentralMaine.com about using mint in the kitchen 

Kathy Savoie, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, spoke to CentralMaine.com on the many options for using mint in the kitchen. Savoie says that “if you have mint, you have a lot of mint, you never have a little mint.” The article shares three summer recipes that incorporate the herb.

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Dill speaks to BDN about the growing number of black fly species in Maine 

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Bangor Daily News on how the increase in black fly species is leading to longer black fly seasons. Black flies need clean, fresh water to reproduce and this rise in reproduction can be linked to Maine’s Clean Water Act. Dill also […]

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