Cooperative Extension

UMaine Expert Says Egg Producers Can Reduce Disease Risks

Contact: Anne Lichtenwalner, 581-2789 ORONO – Consumers can do their part in protecting themselves from potentially contaminated poultry products, including eggs, by using common sense and sanitary food preparation practices. There also is a lot that can be done by Maine’s thousands of chicken owners. Large commercial henhouses, family farms or even small backyard chicken […]

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Sun Journal Previews Extension Tour Bus Marketing Program

Monday’s Lewiston Sun Journal includes a preview of a Sept. 13 UMaine Cooperative Extension program for western Maine business operators.  Headed up by Extension’s Marc Edwards, the program will provide information and advice about marketing businesses to the tour bus industry that visits that part of the state during the fall foliage season.

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Program Feeds Hungry

The Lewiston Sun Journal highlights a statewide program through which the UMaine Cooperative extension distributes vegetables to food pantries, senior lunches, and outside some Cooperative Extension offices. Barbara Murphy, an Extension educator, says about one in five Maine families aren’t sure where their next meal is going to come from.

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Bangor Daily News advances UMaine Gardening Forum

The Bangor Daily News reports on presentation by UMaine Cooperative Extension Researcher Dave Handley and members of the Extension’s Master Gardeners Program. The presentation, which includes information about maintaining healthy crops, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the Rogers Farm in Stillwater.

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Extension Apple Specialist Sees Light But Early Harvest

Contact: Renae Moran, (207) 933-2100, Ext. 105 MONMOUTH – University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and fruit tree specialist Renae Moran says many Maine apple orchards are seeing light but early harvests this year. “I’m starting to see it with the early varieties and I think it’s going to happen with Macintosh,” says Moran, a […]

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Food Preservation Educator Offers Tips on Freezing Green Beans

Contact: Kathy Savoie, (207) 780-4205 PORTLAND — After last year’s sad gardening season, who could blame backyard gardeners for planting a few extra rows of vegetables this year? So, what to do with the rich abundance of produce now taking shape in an ideal gardening season may be the next question for many people. Kathy […]

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Late Blight: Grower and Farm Stand Alert

Contact: Jim Dill, (207) 949-2155 Potato late blight, the disease that caused the significant crop losses for tomatoes and potatoes in Maine last year has just been confirmed at a sight in Waldoboro, and several other suspected sites are now being investigated.  Typical symptoms will be a water-soaked grease spot on foliage with a fine white […]

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Pest-Management Specialist Available to Discuss Japanese Beetle Control

Contact: Professor Jm Dill at (207) 581-3879; George Manlove at (207) 581-3756. ORONO — UMaine Cooperative Extension educator and pest management specialist Jim Dill is available to discuss effective ways to deal with garden insects such as Japanese beetles and other insects that chew away at gardens. Dill says this year appears likely to be […]

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