Cooperative Extension

Newspaper Reports UMaine Research on Golf Industry

An article in the Kennebec Journal newspaper in Augusta reported the results of a study by UMaine economists Todd Gabe and James McConnon about the value of the golf industry to the Maine economy.  The researchers found the industry contributed $270 million in 2011. Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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UMaine Extension Noted in Story About Sewing Resurgence

Sarah Sparks, a 4-H professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story about the resurgence in popularity of sewing. Sparks said more clubs are being organized around fiber arts and sewing, and an annual fashion review for 4-H members in Cumberland County has doubled in the number […]

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Dill Comments on Pests

James Dill, an entomologist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald story about how the warm winter will impact pest populations. Dill said there are some pests, such as mosquitoes, ticks and white grubs, about which he fields more phone calls this time of year, which could pose […]

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Extension’s Rebar Op-Ed Extolls Program Benefits

An opinion column in the weekend edition of the Bangor Daily News by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Director John Rebar discussed the resurgence of farming in Maine and the role UMaine Extension researchers play in helping farmers and food producers with the latest science-based advice and agricultural methodology, in addition to nutritional food choice […]

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Food Drive Featured in TV Report

A food drive being held at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office in Ellsworth was the subject of a story on Bangor TV station WLBZ.

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Yarborough Comments in MPBN Blueberry Crop Report

Comments by David Yarborough, University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor and blueberry specialist, were included in a Monday report by Maine Public Broadcasting Network on Maine’s 2011 blueberry harvest. Last year’s crop was about 100,000 pounds more than 2010, but $20 million more valuable because the field price for blueberry growers was almost 25 percent […]

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Extension’s Moran in AP Report on Sudden Temperature Dip

Renae Moran, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and fruit tree specialist at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth, was interviewed for an Associated Press article on the drop in temperatures after an extended period of above-average warmth. She said apple tree buds are not far enough along to be compromised by the cold at this point. Contact: […]

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Dill in TV News Report on Tick Proliferation

Channel 7 (WVII) interviewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist and professor of biological sciences Jim Dill about the spring proliferation of ticks, along with ways to protect animals and people from the blood-sucking insects, for a broadcast on today’s 7 a.m. news report. Contact:George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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Gardening Class Featured in Newspaper

The Lewiston Sun Journal reported on a University of Maine Cooperative Extension class on growing community and school gardens. UMaine Extension educator Barbara Murphy led the class, and told participants warm Maine winters the past few years are wreaking havoc on gardens because many insects, such as the potato beetle, don’t die in the numbers […]

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