Cooperative Extension

Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel Promote Master Gardener Volunteers Program

Centralmaine.com, the website of the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, carried the announcement that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program will start from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County office, 165 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft. Live video conferencing of the training is […]

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UMaine Researchers Aiding Efforts to Develop American Eel Aquaculture

University of Maine Marine Extension associates are involved in emerging efforts to develop aquaculture for American eel. Last October, scientists, eel biologists, eel merchants, entrepreneurs and government regulators attended a workshop on the eel industry sponsored by the USDA Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center and organized by Barry Costa-Pierce (University of New England), Michael Timmons (Cornell […]

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Farms.com Advances Dwyer’s Agricultural Trades Show Talk

Farms.com reported Jim Dwyer, a crops specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will give a talk at the 74th Maine Agricultural Trades Show set for Jan. 13–15 at the Augusta Civic Center. Dwyer is scheduled to do a presentation on potato pest management on Jan. 13. Since 1941, the annual show has offered […]

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Applications Due for March Master Gardener Training

Applications are due Feb. 19 for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program that starts March 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County office, 165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. Live video conferencing of the training will be provided at Extension offices in Skowhegan, Fort Kent, Presque […]

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UMaine Extension to Offer Guidance About Growing Elderberries

A free informational meeting for current and interested elderberry growers will be held 1–3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Tori Lee Jackson, UMaine Extension educator and associate professor of agriculture and natural resources, and David Handley, UMaine Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, […]

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Kersbergen Quoted in Current Publishing Article on Organic Dairy Farmer Training

Richard Kersbergen, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator on sustainable dairy and forage systems, was interviewed for a Current Publishing article on a Freeport farm’s new Organic Farmer Training Program and a unique piece of milking equipment it may use. While on sabbatical, Kersbergen has been working on the Wolfe’s Neck Farm training program […]

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Hoskins Dishes on Dirt in Sun Journal

Bruce Hoskins, assistant scientist of Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Sun Journal column that listed 10 things to get excited about this year. Hoskins remarked on the U.N. General Assembly naming 2015 the International Year of Soils. “People just kind of take it for granted. It […]

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Foster’s Reports New Deadline for York County Master Gardener Training

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported the deadline has been extended for applications for the 2015 University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training in York County. Friday, Jan. 23 is the new deadline to apply for the training that begins Jan. 27 at the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale.

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Dill Speaks with Sun Journal About Common Winter Pests

James Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Sun Journal for an article about insects that are common in Maine during the winter. Dill spoke about several pests and how to cope with them, including snow fleas, western conifer seed bugs, northern house mosquitoes, winter moths and […]

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