Cooperative Extension

Advertiser Democrat uses information from Tick Lab

The Advertiser Democrat utilized information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab in the second part of its three-part series about tick identification, disease and encounter prevention. The article is titled “Ticked off: Avoid, protect, check, remove.”

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Daily Bulldog highlights 4-H Summer of Science program

The Daily Bulldog wrote about a 4-H Summer of Science activity — building catapults to launch pom poms across a carpeted floor — led by Tara Marble at the Farmington Public Library. Marble is youth coordinator for Franklin County’s 4-H program, which is part of University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Each week, participants explore a […]

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Carter, Brzozowski, Carlson speak on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’ podcast

Three University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff members were recent guests on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” podcast — Hannah Carter, dean of UMaine Extension; Richard Brzozowski, food system program administrator; and Lani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility coordinator. The show focused on the reach of UMaine Extension across the entire state, especially through programs like Maine AgrAbility and […]

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Yarborough talks with Associated Press about wild blueberry harvest

David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist emeritus with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told the Associated Press that a cold winter and a wet, cold spring are likely culprits for another difficult summer for Maine’s wild blueberry industry. He said the total harvest might be about 50 million pounds, which would be similar to last […]

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Portland Press Herald shares Cooperative Extension cover crop advice 

A Portland Press Herald gardening column shared Richard Brzozowski’s advice about planting oats as a cover crop. Brzozowski is the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s food systems program administrator. Columnist Tom Atwell said Brzozowski recommends oats to enrich the soil, prevent erosion and inhibit weeds. Oats, says Brzozowski, will be killed off by the first […]

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BDN speaks with Lilley for article on cover crops

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jason Lilley, a sustainable agriculture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on cover crops. Cover crops are sown between seasons after crops are harvested and fields are bare, helping discourage weeds and maintain soil health during the off season, the article states. And building soil resilience […]

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Advertiser Democrat quotes Dill in report on ticks

The Advertiser Democrat quoted Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional and director of the Tick Lab with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the report “Ticked off: Tracking tick encounters and diseases.” Fifteen species of ticks have been identified in Maine, though not all are permanent residents — some, like the Gulf Coast tick, […]

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Maine AgrAbility mentioned in BDN article on essential skills for backyard farmers

The Bangor Daily News article “These 12 skills are essential for any backyard farmer” mentioned Maine AgrAbility, a nonprofit program funded by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant and run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the National AgrAbility Project. The program works to make farming more accessible to people with […]

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