Cooperative Extension

Wertheim speaks to BDN about striped cucumber beetles

Frank Wertheim, agriculture and horticulture educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about the damage caused to crops by the striped cucumber beetle. Wertheim told the BDN that the beetle harbors a bacterium in its digestive tract that it passes along to plants when it defecates. “There […]

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UMaine Extension offers Master Gardener Volunteer training, plus two new programs

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Master Gardener Volunteers training program that begins Oct. 24. The 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training includes self-paced online learning modules along with live virtual sessions with horticultural experts from across the state. Designed to train volunteers for horticulture and food system-related community service projects, topics […]

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Media promotes UMaine Extension Master Gardener training

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot and The Piscataquis Observer shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Master Gardener Volunteers training program that begins Oct. 24. The 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training includes self-paced online learning modules along with live virtual sessions with horticultural experts from across […]

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Wertheim speaks to BDN about tomatoes rotting on the vine

Frank Wertheim, agriculture and horticulture educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for an article about why tomatoes are experiencing blossom end rot in Maine’s gardens. Wertheim said that blossom end rot is a result of calcium deficiency in the plant. “It happens in the development of the […]

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Birkel speaks to Maine Public about drought

Sean Birkel, research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, assistant professor in UMaine Extension and state climatologist, was interviewed by Maine Public about the current drought in the state. Birkel said there have been reports of wells going dry, particularly in the southwestern part of Maine, and more heat […]

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Boston Globe reports on Climate Adaptation Fellowship

The Boston Globe reported on the Climate Adaptation Fellowship, a peer-to-peer learning program that paired 37 fruit and vegetable farmers and agricultural advisers from eight states across the Northeast, developed by the University of Maine, the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and the Rutgers Climate Institute. Through the fellowship, farmers and their advisers follow a climate […]

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UMaine Extension Penobscot Livestock 4-H Club show and sale Aug. 5–6

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Penobscot livestock club will host a livestock show and sale from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Casa Cattle Company, 145 Nokomis Road, Corinna.   The Penobscot Livestock 4-H Club Showdown and Sale includes a youth lamb show Friday at 6 p.m., a youth […]

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