Cooperative Extension

BDN interviews Kirby for article on carpet beetles

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about carpet beetles. “They are a scavenger. They will get into your stored food products, furniture or clothing and that can make them difficult to manage,” said Kirby, who added the beetles can […]

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UMaine Extension publications offer tips on safe grilling, lawn maintenance

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, which means Maine residents will soon be spending more time outdoors. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers resources on grilling safely, gardening and dealing with insects. Visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Publications Catalog for bulletins including: Barbecue and Tailgating Food Safety Food Safety for Camping […]

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WVII quotes Smart in report on spring rains, crop damage

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Alicyn Smart, a plant pathologist and assistant professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and director of UMaine’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, for a report on how spring rains are damaging crops. Smart told WVII that large amounts of rain cause extra damp farming conditions that invite root diseases and water […]

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BDN speaks with Garland for article about growing potatoes

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about how to grow your own potatoes. The best way to grow a potato is from the cuttings of a sprouting seed potato. These can be purchased from a local nursery, or grown at home […]

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The County publishes piece on fiddleheads by Fuller

The County published a piece by David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, titled “How to identify, pick and cook fiddleheads — and when to leave them alone.” The piece, which was recently updated, originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News.

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BDN interviews Garland about protecting plants from frost

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about protecting plants from an unexpected spring frost. “I think most gardeners who have a couple seasons under their belts have experienced cold damaged crops,” said Garland. “It manifests itself differently depending on the crop.” Frost […]

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Bowen to speak at Old Town library gardening workshop, Penobscot Times reports

The Penobscot Times reported Laurie Bowen, a community education assistant with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will be the guest speaker during a May 20 workshop in the Old Town Public Library’s gardening series. At the 5:30 p.m. event, Bowen will give an overview of the resources UMaine Extension has to offer, including gardening videos, […]

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Prevention quotes Dill in article on how to keep ticks at bay

Prevention spoke with Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “How to get rid of ticks near your yard, house and body any time of year.” To cut down on ticks in your yard, the article suggests keeping the lawn landscaped and clear of leaf litter. […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances Christmas tree production workshop

Morning Ag Clips reported on a Christmas tree production workshop to be held 9 a.m.–noon June 7 in South Paris. The event is co-hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County, the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Maine Christmas Tree Association and Maine Woodland Owners. Len Price, owner of […]

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Spring planting workshop offered May 28 at Rogers Farm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a spring planting workshop 6–7 p.m. May 28 at UMaine’s Rogers Farm in Old Town. The rain date is June 4. Participants will learn best practices for planting ornamental seedlings, dahlias, hops and vegetable transplants, as well as how to sow flower and vegetable seeds directly into the […]

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