Cooperative Extension

WABI includes UMaine Extension Tick Lab in Lyme disease awareness report

WABI (Channel 5) mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab as a useful resource in a report on Lyme disease awareness. If people want a tick identified or tested for diseases, they can send it to the lab, which has “a wealth of easily accessible information and resources about Lyme disease and other […]

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UMaine Extension publications offer tips on growing fruit, cooking fiddleheads, managing insects

Spring is here and that means the planting and growing season will soon be getting underway and people are pursuing outdoor activities. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers resources on pruning trees and shrubs, starting seeds at home, harvesting and cooking fiddleheads, insect repellents, ticks, mosquitoes and Lyme disease. Visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Publications […]

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Garland speaks with BDN about transplanting seedlings

Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about how to successfully transplant seedlings. Best practices depend on the plant, according to Garland — most plants should be transplanted at the same depth as they grew in pots, but some, like tomatoes, should be transplanted a […]

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Sun Journal cites Tick ID Lab in report on Lyme Disease Awareness Month

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick ID Lab was mentioned in a Sun Journal article about May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a reminder that everyone be “tick aware and tick alert,” especially as the days get warmer, the article states. The lab, located […]

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Follow a Researcher® highlights UMaine student studying iceberg melt

Maine 4-H Follow a Researcher® returns for a sixth season with University of Maine graduate student researchers. From 1–2 p.m. May 2, UMaine Earth and climate sciences master’s student Mariama Dryak will be available on Twitter to chat with students and teachers about her studies using satellites to track iceberg melt in Antarctica. Dryak will […]

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New York Times quotes Calderwood in report on crops affected by climate change

Lily Calderwood, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture, was interviewed by The New York Times for the article, “From apples to popcorn, climate change is altering the foods America grows.” Higher temperatures and altered growing seasons are making new crops possible in places where they weren’t before, […]

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Bowen speaks with WABI about upcoming food safety class

Laurie Bowen, a community education assistant with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about an upcoming food safety course. UMaine Extension will offer “Cooking for Crowds — Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks” at 5 p.m. May 9 at the UMaine Extension in Bangor. Bowen will host […]

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Yarborough quoted in Press Herald article on Maine blueberry industry

The Portland Press Herald spoke with David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Tough times for blueberry growers reflect global struggles.” Maine is the only state with a commercial wild blueberry crop, and for generations Maine berries have dominated the frozen market, the article states. But in […]

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Lancaster Farming speaks with Koehler about AgEye Weather

Lancaster Farming spoke with Glen Koehler, an associate scientist of integrated pest management with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about AgEye Weather, a site-specific weather forecasting service developed by Koehler and now being tested by 80 New England apple growers. Koehler said orbital earth observing/weather satellites, GPS and other developing technologies are […]

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Daily Bulldog advances UMaine Extension tree pruning workshop

The Daily Bulldog reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an apple tree pruning workshop 5–7 p.m. May 6 at the UMaine Extension office in Farmington. David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional, will lead the class. The lecture will be followed by a hands-on demonstration, according to the article. Registration […]

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