Cooperative Extension

Yarborough in Newspaper Blueberry Crop Report

The Bangor Daily News interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist David Yarborough for a report on this season’s bountiful wild blueberry harvest. Yarborough said he believes the crop will yield 100 million pounds, substantially up from the 83 million pounds from last year. Mainebiz published a summary of the BDN report. Contact: George […]

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Workshop to focus on growing seaweed

In Maine and elsewhere, aquaculturists, harvesters, researchers and those in the business of making products from marine macroalgae are increasingly interested in seaweed. This is due to some innovative research being conducted in the region, and because Maine now has the first and only commercial kelp aquaculture operation in the United States, Portland-based Ocean Approved […]

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Dill Interviewed on Late Blight Precautions

Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, was interviewed by Channel 2 (WLBZ) about how gardeners can protect tomatoes and potatoes from late blight, a fungus that can kill fruits and vegetable plants. Dill said pesticides are available as a first line of defense, but once blight occurs, affected leaves must […]

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UMaine Extension’s Garland Interviewed on Gardening

Channel 2 (WLBZ) interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulturist Kate Garland for a feature on ways to create an “edible landscape” garden, which she said provides visual appeal and nutritional produce, including grapes, apples, blueberries and raspberries. Garland gave Tuesday one of a series of recurring public information sessions held at the Rogers Farm […]

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National 4-H Notes Maine Project Success

The National 4-H Council has posted a report on its “Join the Revolution of Responsibility” website about a $4,000 grant from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Engaging Youth, Serving Communities program that helped a fundraising effort by students at Sebasticook Valley Middle and Nokomis Regional High schools in Newport to raise $6,000 to […]

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Press Herald Interviews Lichtenwalner about West Nile Virus

In an article about two reported cases of West Nile Virus in Maine, the Portland Press Herald interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension veterinarian Anne Lichtenwalner, director of UMaine’s Animal Health Lab, who said UMaine can test dead birds for the virus. Birds are among the common carriers of the disease, which is spread by […]

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Lichtenwalner, Dill in Mosquito-Borne Disease News Reports

Channel 2 (WLBZ) interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension veterinarian Anne Lichtenwalner and UMaine Extension pest management specialist Jim Dill for a report about West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), which are spread by mosquitoes. Lichtenwalner, director of the UMaine Animal Health Laboratory, discussed ways to protect horses from EEE. Dill said […]

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UMaine Experts Available to Discuss Insect-Borne Viruses

University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management and animal care experts are available for interviews and to discuss ways to protect humans and animals against mosquito- and tick-borne viruses as more mosquitoes in neighboring New Hampshire have tested positive as carriers for West Nile Virus (WNV) this summer. Two weeks ago, the Maine Center for […]

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McConnon, Criner Comment in Press Herald Canada Trade Report

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics Jim McConnon and George Criner, director of the UMaine School of Economics, were interviewed for a sidebar to a Portland Press Herald business article about how Maine lobsters are bought, sold and priced, a subject that has arisen as a result of the controversy in […]

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Sea Grant’s Morse Comments in Texas Scallop Article

Dana Morse, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant scientist, was interviewed by KETR-FM, a Texas A&M University-Commerce public radio affiliate of National Public Radio, for an article about Maine’s efforts to increase sea scallop stocks through aquaculture. Morse said farming scallops is challenging because larval scallops take a long time to […]

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