Cooperative Extension

Kirby speaks with BDN about June bugs

Clay Kirby, an insect diagnostician with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about June bugs. “For me they are a lot of fun and I have pleasant memories of them,” he said, “Of course, I do remind my motorcycle friends to wear goggles or visors this time of year if […]

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Media advance ‘4-H Fridays on the Farm’

Morning Ag Clips and the Boothbay Register advanced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18. Learn more about “4-H Fridays on the Farm” online. 

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Making, canning strawberry jam with UMaine Extension June 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online class about water bath canning with homemade strawberry jam from 6–7:30 p.m. June 24.   “Water Bath Canning Basics–Making Strawberry Jam” will demonstrate how to turn fresh berries into jams and jellies, and then preserve them to enjoy all year by using a boiling water bath canner.  […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer home garden irrigation webinar

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension will offer a webinar about irrigation for the home garden from 6–7:15 p.m. June 23. “Irrigation for the Home Garden” explores different ways to water a garden with a focus on how to successfully install, maintain and manage a drip irrigation system. Pamela Hargest, […]

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WBIW promotes virtual veterans conference, Devin webinar

WBIW Radio (in Bloomington, Indiana) advanced a presentation by Anne Devin, a veterans outreach professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine AgrAbility scheduled for 1 p.m. August 10. Devin will present “Programming for Veterans in Agriculture: How Maine Does It,” as part of a virtual veterans in agriculture conference scheduled for Tuesday […]

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UMaine researchers study how changing rainfall patterns could affect strawberries

University of Maine researchers are studying how changes in rainfall patterns caused by climate change could affect strawberries in the Northeast.  Principal investigator Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, and her research team built a precipitation and cropping simulator to assess the effects of four possible rainfall scenarios on strawberries and other specialty […]

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