Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension publications offer advice for maple syrup season

Maine Maple Sunday is not until March 26, but the sap is already flowing in some parts of the state according to Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. A typical season for maple producers is usually a cold January and February, with trees being tapped in mid-to-late February […]

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Vine Street School grows Tank to Table aquaponics program

Cilantro, basil and kale, oh my! Vine Street School in Bangor harvested fresh herbs and greens grown in the lobby aquaponics tank for students and parents to take home for the holidays. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture — fish or other aquatic animals being raised — and hydroponics — plants being grown in water. […]

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AP advances Bath talk on invasive moth

The Associated Press reported a group of experts will travel to Bath to discuss the effects of the invasive browntail moth on Feb. 22. The moth has the ability to defoliate trees, and has tiny hairs that can cause a rash and respiratory problems in humans, the AP reported. Speakers at the event will include […]

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Drummond, Venturini featured in Press Herald articles on bee research

Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology at the University of Maine, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “The disappearance of Maine’s rusty patched bumblebee.” Drummond is the last known person to hold a Maine-born rusty patched bumblebee, according to the article. He held the bee in 2009 while his students collected […]

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UMaine Extension cited in BDN article on ready-made dinner services

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News article about Maine-based call-ahead dinner services. The small businesses post a menu, customers order, and on a specific day, the freshly prepared dishes are delivered to the customer, who now has enough food for between one and three meals for the week, […]

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