Cooperative Extension

Smart speaks with BDN about powdery mildew

Alicyn Smart, assistant professor and plant pathologist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about powdery mildew. According to the article, powdery mildew can afflict gourds and various plants found in gardens. It interferes with photosynthesis, causing leaves to yellow or […]

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Press Herald column highlights Maine Farm and Seafood Products Directory

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Farm and Seafood Products Directory was highlighted in a recent guest column published in the Portland Press Herald. UMaine Extension worked with Allison Lakin, owner of East Forty Farm and Dairy, and Lakin’s Gorges Cheese in Waldoboro, to develop the database of Maine farmers’ creative distribution strategies implemented […]

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UMaine Extension offers new food preservation webinars in October

October closes out the season for growing and preserving Maine foods. Four new food preservation webinars from University of Maine Cooperative Extension begin 2–2:45 p.m. Oct. 6, with the first talk focusing on how to store vegetables through the winter.   Subsequent webinars scheduled for the same time on Tuesdays through Oct. 27 will address storing […]

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UMaine’s Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign exceeds $200 million goal

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign has exceeded its $200 million goal by more than $8 million, according to UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills in announcing the successful completion of the record-setting fundraising effort. The public phase of the campaign was […]

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Media highlight virtual science cafés

The Piscatiquis Observer, Daily Bulldog, Sun Journal, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Morning Ag Clips highlighted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H offering virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 every Thursday, from 3:30–4:15 p.m., beginning Oct. 1. Online sessions will include University of Maine scientists discussing their research, how they became involved in […]

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BDN shares hay directory in article about drought in Aroostook County

The Bangor Daily News shared the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Hay Directory in an article titled “Aroostook County declared a disaster area amid extreme drought.” The directory allows sellers to list and buyers to locate feed resources for livestock. Information about forage quality testing and feed budgeting also is available. 

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UMaine Extension 4-H offers virtual science cafés starting Oct. 1

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7–12 every Thursday, from 3:30–4:15 p.m., beginning Oct. 1. Online sessions will include University of Maine scientists discussing their research, how they became involved in their work and what brought them to Maine. Participants will learn about science in action […]

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DowneastMaine.com advances Calderwood’s future of farming talk

Downeastmaine.com promoted a free online presentation sponsored by the University of Maine George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and facilitated by Lily Calderwood, UMaine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture, 3-4 p.m. Oct. 5. In her talk, “The Future of Farming: Building Tools for Tech Savvy Farmers,” Calderwood will focus […]

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Backyard orchard webinar advanced by Centralmaine.com

Centralmaine.com promoted an Oct. 7 webinar, Planning your Backyard Orchard, offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension as part of their fall gardening series. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is partnering with UMaine Extension for this event. More information is online.

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