Cooperative Extension

Hargest touts importance of bees in advance of Pollinator Day

Pamela Hargest, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulturist, told the Portland Press Herald that Maine’s native bee populations are doing well and that it’s important to keep it that way. Maine is home to more than 270 species of native bees, many of which pollinate food crops. Showcasing the importance of pollinators is important […]

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Morning Sentinel, KJ advance mechanical weed control field day 

The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal advanced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension mechanical weed control field day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The hands-on event is designed for farmers, crop advisers and other agricultural community members. Tool demonstrations and research results for vegetable […]

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Pen Bay Pilot promotes seed swap

Penobscot Bay Pilot promoted the free fifth Annual Seed Swap and Saving Seeds Workshop on National Seed Swap Day — Jan. 25, 2020 at University of Maine Cooperative Extension Knox & Lincoln Counties office, 377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro. For more information, call Jean Vose, 207.563.7564, atgodslove@tidewater.net.

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Celebrate pollinators Sept. 7 at Tidewater Farm 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Falmouth Land Trust will host a pollinator day 2–4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Road, Falmouth. This free, public event features hands-on activities focused on the vital role pollinators play in the food system as well as information about […]

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Medical Xpress publishes release on home canning salsa, food safety

Medical Xpress published a University of Maine news release about a new study that found a majority of online recipes for home canning salsa lack adequate food safety standards. The study, led by University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Kathy Savoie and Jen Perry, an assistant professor of food microbiology, examined 56 recipes for home […]

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Field Day at Rogers Farm includes hops demonstration garden

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program will host its annual Field Day 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Rogers Farm demonstration garden in Old Town. Activities include workshops, a new backyard hops demonstration garden, botanical crafts, Maine-grown melon taste tests, a book walk, expert tips on growing peppers and butterfly gardens, […]

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Morning Ag Clips advances wild blueberry grower meeting Sept. 24

Morning Ag Clips and the Advertiser Democrat advanced a meeting for commercial wild blueberry growers, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County from 10 a.m.–noon Sept. 24 in Otisfield. Lily Calderwood, Extension wild blueberry specialist, will discuss pest identification and integrated pest management techniques, as well as berry quality, value-added markets and more, the […]

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Media cover Maine Farm Days

Morning Sentinel, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on Maine Farm Days, a two-day agricultural fair at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton. University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County co-sponsors the event, which marked its 50th year. More than 70 agricultural vendors attended the event, according to WABI. New this year was […]

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Morning Ag Clips, Sun Journal advance soil health workshops

Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing soil health workshops around the state. UMaine Extension, along with the Maine Grass Farmers Network, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment will host three workshops to demonstrate the principles […]

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