Cooperative Extension

News Center: Diagnostic Lab may help test deer, game for PFAS

News Center Maine reported that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic Research Lab, which tests ticks, plants, insects and production animal samples for various pathogens, may offer testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — also known as “forever chemicals” — in deer and game.

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer winter garden design webinar Dec. 6

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about winter garden design from 6–7:15 p.m. on Dec 6. “Designing for Winter Interest and Wildlife” will explore how to design and maintain a landscape that provides visual interest while benefiting wildlife. Emma Erler, UNH Extension […]

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Lichtenwalner speaks to BDN about prescription requirement for livestock antibiotics

Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about new guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will require farmers to receive a prescription to obtain medically important antibiotics starting in 2023. Lichtenwalner says the requirement was prompted by […]

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UMaine Extension winter care of livestock series starts Dec. 7

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer four in-person workshops about winter care of livestock from noon–2 p.m. every other Tuesday starting Dec. 7 at the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Remaining classes are Dec. 21, Jan. 4 and Jan. 18. The series begins with winter care of small ruminants, including best […]

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BDN, Pen Bay Pilot promote UMaine free lobster giveaway

The Bangor Daily News and Penobscot Bay Pilot promoted a free lobster giveaway hosted by the University of Maine to promote the blue economy discussion. One winner, a member of the general public, will receive a lobster roll kit. A second winner, any UMaine or University of Maine at Machias student, will receive a lobster […]

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Media report on effort to develop climate change resistant potato

 Mainebiz, WABI (Channel 5) the Bangor Daily News, Maine Public and WBTS (Channel 10 in Boston) reported on University of Maine research to develop potatoes that are more resistant to climate change. “The predictions for climate change are heavier rainfall events, and potatoes don’t tolerate flooding or wet conditions for long without having other quality […]

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Savoie discusses cranberry availability with WMTW

Kathy Savoie, a food and nutrition educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) about the availability of local cranberries in a story about whether Maine was affected by national supply chain issues. “Oh yes, huge availability of local cranberries,” she said.

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Lichtenwalner discusses livestock coronaviruses with BDN

Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how livestock can contract various coronaviruses. “Some livestock, including pigs, cattle, horses and poultry have their own coronaviruses that cause some disease in their host but aren’t risky to people,” Lichtenwalner said.“These […]

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