Cooperative Extension

Website Carries News on Seaweed Pilot Project

The website Physorg carried a news release about a pilot program coordinated by the UMaine-based Maine Sea Grant and UMaine Cooperative Extension to start a demonstration hatchery where a species of seaweed would be grown along with mussels. The project is an example of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA), which is believed to reduce the environmental […]

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Pest Expert on Radio Interview on New Fruit Fly Threat

University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist Jim Dill was a guest for a live telephone interview Jan. 16 on the WZON radio morning show, The Pulse. He discussed a newly discovered fruit fly that has been located in Maine recently, which threatens the state’s soft-skinned fruit, including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries prior to […]

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Extension Crop, Pest Experts Discuss Fruit Fly Threat

University of Maine Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist David Yarborough and pest management specialist Frank Drummond were interviewed for a Channel 2 (WLBZ) news report about a new Asian fruit fly – the Spotted Wing Drosophila – discovered in Maine that may threaten the state’s soft-skinned berry crops, including blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Contact: George Manlove, […]

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Kennebunk Weekly Notes Extension Gardening Program

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers program was mentioned in a story on the website of the weekly Kennebunk Post. The story, which is about an upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Kennebunk, notes guest speaker Kathy Landrum, a social activist, went through the Master Gardener program in 2010. Landrum said the program […]

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Agriculture Website Notes Fruit Fly Findings

The website Western Farm Press has a story about the finding by UMaine Cooperative Extension experts of a destructive non-native fruit fly in Maine that could decimate the state’s berry crop. Jim Dill, Extension educator and pest management specialist, and Frank Drummond, an Extension blueberry researcher, were both quoted in the story. Contact: Jessica Bloch, […]

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Stack, Lichtenwalner in News Report on Lack of Snow

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialists Anne Lichtenwalner and Lois Berg Stack appeared in a Channel 2 (WLBZ) news report Tuesday on some of the effects of the lack of snow this winter. Stack, an ornamental horticulturist, said the lack of snow exposes plant roots to freezing without a protective blanket of snow on the […]

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Extension Expert Comments on the Future of Farming

UMaine Cooperative Extension professor and water and soil quality specialist John Jemison was interviewed for a WCHS-TV report from the 71st Maine Agricultural Show about the future of farming. Jemison, who presented findings of a study done to determine where Maine farmers see their industry headed, said high energy costs and a lack of infrastructure […]

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Extension Specialist Comments on Seeds

A Kennebec Journal report on additions to the state’s list of genetically engineered seeds grown in Maine included comments from UMaine Cooperative Extension water and soil specialist John Jemison, Jr. Jemison, who serves on the Maine Board of Pesticide Control, headed up the board’s technical advisory committee that looked into two Bt-corn products that have […]

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Dill Comments on Invasive Fruit Fly

Jim Dill, a UMaine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, was quoted in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network radio story about an Asian fruit fly which has been found in five monitoring locations in Maine. Dill said the pest could decimate Maine’s $190 million blueberry harvest. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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