Cooperative Extension

Jackson speaks to Bangor Daily about attractive invasive plants

Tori Jackson, an associate professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, talked with the Bangor Daily News about several invasive flowering plants found in Maine, suggesting that homeowners who find new plants on their property can contact UMaine’s Cooperative Extension for help with identification. 

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UMaine Extension offers talks at Northern Maine Fair Aug. 5–8

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer several educational talks and demonstrations Aug. 5–8 at the Northern Maine Fair Exhibition Hall, 84 Mechanic St., Presque Isle.    “Extension Talks” begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 with an overview of soil health, followed by dessert-making with an electric pressure cooker at 7 p.m. Other topics include growing […]

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Morning Ag promotes Extension talks at Northern Maine Fair

Morning Ag Clips advanced the “Extension Talks” series Aug. 5–8 at the Northern Maine Fair in Presque Isle. The talks and demonstrations will cover a variety of topics including soil health, growing hemp, water bath canning, weed control, cover cropping and more. For more information, contact Sharon Paradis, sharon.paradis@maine.edu.

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Calderwood discusses wild blueberry harvest with Ellsworth American

Lily Calderwood, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Ellsworth American about the wild blueberry harvest this year. “Overall, the crop looks good this year,” said Calderwood, also an assistant professor of horticulture. “I think people are optimistic.” She also discussed how climate change threatens the crop, including […]

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BDN interviews Smart about slime mold

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Alicyn Smart about slime mold, groups of single-celled amoeba that act as one organism and live in soil. “Slime molds are not bad things,” said Smart, director of University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s plant disease diagnostic laboratory. “They are just indicators we are currently in a really moist environment, which […]

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Targonski speaks with The County about ‘Fridays on the Farm’

Alisha Targonski spoke with The County about “Fridays on the Farm,” University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18. “Our program is really aimed to introduce young people who have never really been on a farm or never been on this type of crop farm […]

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