Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension Raspberry Video Wins National Award

David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth, has been judged a winner in the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Communications Awards Program for a video on raspberry pruning. He will be recognized in mid-July at the Communications Awards Luncheon in Charleston, S.C. In addition, […]

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Boston’s WBZ Interviews Dill on New Fruit Fly Threat

University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist Jim Dill was interviewed by Boston’s Channel 4 (WBZ) television station for a news report on the threat to blueberries and other soft-skinned fruit by a pest new to Maine and New England, the Drosophila Suzukii fly, which is far more damaging to crops than traditionally common […]

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Dill Discusses Season’s Honeybee Outlook

Jim Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, discussed expectations for honeybees this year, in view of the light winter, with Channel 7 (WVII). Dill says elevated mite populations could cause a decline in this year’s bee populations, but hives are healthy at this point. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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UMaine Extension Educator in Report on Horses’ Deaths

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Richard Brzozowski was interviewed for a Central Maine Morning Sentinel report about horses that died of botulism on a farm in southern Maine. Brzozowski discussed the sensitive stomachs of horses, which may be impacted by impurities in baleage, the partially dried forage in large round bales that is then […]

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UMaine Extension Small Business Conference Advanced

The Downeast-based Fenceviewer.com news site advanced a planned November Hancock Business Conference and Trade Show in Ellsworth. The article includes quotes about small business in Maine from Gov. Paul LePage and UMaine Extension educator Louis Bassano, who says Maine businesses need access to cost-effective, high-quality training and information to succeed. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Extension’s Fitzgerald in MPBN Farming Discussion

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Caragh Fitzgerald was part of a panel discussion on farming in Maine and farming co-ops. The discussion was broadcast live on Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Dill Interviewed for Article on Seasonal Insects

Jim Dill, University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist and professor of biological sciences was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article on expectations for seasonal insect populations, including mosquitoes, black flies, bees and garden grubs. Dill says the light winter may mean fewer mosquitoes, more grubs, and probably little change in black fly […]

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Media Coverage of UMaine Extension Fiddlehead Demonstrations

Channel 5 (WABI) and the Bangor Daily News carried reports on proper identification, harvesting and preparation of fiddleheads. The Bangor Daily News interviewed Lauren St. Germaine, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension home horticulture coordinator, and Dave Fuller, agriculture and non-timber forest products professional at UMaine Extension. Channel 5 last week interviewed Fuller and Jason […]

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Sun Journal Article Notes Extension Gardening Program

The Lewiston Sun Journal published an article promoting the benefits of University of Maine Cooperative Extension gardening classes designed for first-time gardeners. UMaine Extension educator Barbara Murphy in the Paris Extension office was interviewed for the story. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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