Cooperative Extension

BDN interviews Jackson about invasive flowers

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Tori Jackson, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor of agriculture and natural resources, for an article about invasive flowers in Maine. Yellow iris, ornamental jewelweed and black swallow-wort may be pretty, but they can smother the state’s native flora and provide less-nutritious food for native fauna, according […]

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BDN interviews Garland about growing crops in boxes, baskets

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about how to grow crops in hanging baskets and window boxes. Garland cited watering as the biggest challenge when it comes to hanging crops. With water escaping out of the bottom of the container, it […]

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UMaine Extension bulletin cited in BDN article on Maine, Canadian fiddleheads

Information from a University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication was cited in the Bangor Daily News article, “No warnings on Maine fiddleheads, despite health concerns over Canadian ferns.” The New Brunswick Department of Health recently issued a warning that fiddleheads growing in areas hit by the provinces’ record floods this spring may be contaminated and […]

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UMaine Extension cited in NJ.com article on tick types

Information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension was included in an NJ.com article about the different types on ticks that can be found in New Jersey. The article cited information from UMaine Extension about the woodchuck tick and the moose or winter tick. Woodchuck ticks can be found anywhere east of the Rocky Mountains, […]

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Teen’s macaron business showcased in ‘Growing Maine’ video

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has released the seventh installment of “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. The latest video in the series tells the story of 16-year-old entrepreneur who founded Simply Macarons by Jaelin. The macaron is a French meringue-based, filled sandwich cookie — not to […]

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Kirby offers tips to BDN on how to keep ants out of the home

Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about to how get rid of ants that have invaded your home during the spring. Ants that infiltrate Maine homes can be a variety of species, and all of them have […]

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Press Herald cites Dill, UMaine research in article on ticks surviving winters

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Ticks that carry Lyme disease surviving even deep-freeze winters, research shows.” As the weather has warmed, deer ticks that carry Lyme disease have emerged from a hibernation-like state under an insulating blanket […]

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Ellsworth American advances UMaine Extension diabetes education series

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free Dining with Diabetes Down East series will take place every Thursday in June at the UMaine Extension Hancock County office. The free program is open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, and their family members and caregivers. Participants will learn how to […]

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Dill discusses ways to minimize tick exposure on WABI

Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about preventative measures to take against ticks. Dill said the number of ticks is increasing throughout the Northeast and the winter most likely didn’t kill many of the pests. “The cold winter we had for that […]

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