Cooperative Extension

Morning Ag Clips previews Cooperative Extension gardening course

Morning Ag Clips advanced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s five-session gardening course beginning March 21 at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. Horticulturist Kate Garland will lead the hands-on workshops; topics include starting seeds indoors, botany, succession planting, pest management and soil-guiding. People may register online.

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Deep freeze may reduce some insect populations, Dill tells Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald reported the recent cold temperatures in Maine could tamp down insect populations that threaten backyard landscapes and woodlands, according to entomologists and tree experts. Jim Dill, a pest management specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, said the devastating winter moth and hemlock woolly adelgid — and possibly the browntail […]

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UMaine System surpasses local food goal ahead of schedule, media report

The Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), Bangor Daily News, Mainebiz, 101.9 The Rock and The Associated Press reported the University of Maine System announced at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that it already has surpassed the goal it set to source 20 percent of its food from local growers and producers by 2020. The […]

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Morning Sentinel covers panel discussion on farming in changing weather

Morning Sentinel reported on a panel discussion at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that focused on farming in a new weather reality. Five Maine farmers spoke about how changing weather patterns have prompted them to adapt their farming strategies, according to the article. The forum was organized by the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network and […]

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Kersbergen mentioned in Bates article on influence of crop advisers

Rick Kersbergen, a sustainable dairy and forage systems expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was mentioned in the Bates College news article, “Crop advisers can influence farmers to adopt conservation practices.” A recently published study led by a visiting assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates determined crop advisers may be potential influencers […]

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VillageSoup advances Stancioff’s talk about climate change in coastal areas

VillageSoup previewed an upcoming talk by Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, in an article about the Jan. 4 blizzard that caused near-record tides along the Midcoast. Stancioff is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m Jan. 11 at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor […]

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Free Press reports on Tanglewood 4-H Camp founder’s conservation legacy

The Free Press reported on the conservation legacy left behind by Leslie Colin Hyde, who passed away Dec. 25. Hyde, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, helped create many successful nature education and land conservation projects, including the Georges River Land Trust and UMaine Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, according […]

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Registration open for beginner beekeeping course, Seacoast Online reports

Seacoast Online reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association have opened registration for a five-week Winter Beginner Bee School. The classes will be be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 22 through March 22 at Anderson Learning Center in Springvale, according to the article. Instructor Larry Peiffer, master […]

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