Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension greenhouse plastic recycling collection starts Sept. 25

University of Maine Cooperative Extension begins collection of greenhouse plastic for recycling Sept. 25 with 16 drop-off sites across the state. Disposal is free of charge through Dec. 15 to all Maine growers who register.  The target material for recycling is clear, low-density, polyethylene (LDPE#4) plastic typically used to cover greenhouses, high tunnels, hoop houses […]

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Food insecurity in the time of COVID-19 talk Sept. 21

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will offer an interactive online session on food insecurity during COVID-19 3–4 p.m. Sept. 21.   “Safety nets and bootstraps: Mainers and food insecurity in the time of COVID-19” will discuss the fundamentals of food insecurity, and summarize a recent survey of […]

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Moose

Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health in the School of Food and Agriculture $148,492 for the three-year […]

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Press Herald talks with Savoie about increased interest in canning

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Kathleen Savoie, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, about attendance at UMaine Extension webinars focused on food preservation and the burgeoning demand for canning support and supplies. “People are pickling anything they get their hands on,” said Savoie. She believes that gardening and canning are not a manifestation of […]

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Press Herald, Ellsworth American interview Moran about apple crop

The Portland Press Herald and Ellsworth American talked with Renae Moran, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor of pomology, about this year’s apple crop. She noted to the Press Herald the crop seems to be as good as it can be considering Maine’s drought conditions. The professor said to the Ellsworth American she has witnessed […]

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Savoie recipe recommendations in Press Herald

An article in the Portland Press Herald offering food safety tips for home canners included recipe recommendations from Kathleen Savoie, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator. CentralMaine.com shared the story.

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BDN interviews Coffin about contact tracing for livestock

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Donna Coffin, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, for a story about contact tracing for livestock. According to Coffin, contact tracing has long been recognized as a successful biosecurity strategy. The Piscataquis Observer also shared the BDN story. 

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