Cooperative Extension

WVII speaks with Dill about mosquitoes

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Griffin Dill, integrated pest management professional for University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a report on large numbers of mosquitoes in Maine as a result of recent rainy weather. “The mosquitoes tended to stay inactive in the early spring and then all emerged in early June. So for the month […]

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The County quotes Dwyer in article on potato planting, processing

The County quoted Jim Dwyer, a crops specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article about this season’s potato planting and processing in Aroostook County. Planting potatoes was a challenge throughout May because the state saw a relatively cool, wet spring, but now pretty much every potato field has been planted, according to […]

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UMaine Extension bulletin cited in Press Herald column on beneficial bugs

A University of Maine Cooperative extension bulletin was cited in a Portland Press Herald column titled “Pests in your garden? Encourage the good insects to get on the job.” “Over 97 percent of (insects, spiders and related species) usually seen in the home landscape are either beneficial or ‘innocent bystanders,” according to the bulletin, “Beneficial […]

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Hargest quoted in BDN article on microgreens

Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article “Why you should make microgreens part of your daily diet.” Microgreens, the edible shoots of plants harvested just after the first leaves have developed, can add extra flavor, color and texture to many dishes, according to […]

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Lancaster Farming advances FDA food safety certification training at UMaine

Lancaster Farming advanced a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-recognized food safety certification training to be hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, beginning 8 a.m.–5 p.m. June 26 at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. The training will continue 8 a.m.–5 p.m. June 27 and 8 a.m.–noon June 28. The fee is $250 for Maine […]

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WABI, Sun Journal interview Dill about ticks, other pests

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the second part of its series “Fighting Lyme disease.” Dill said the tick population and reported cases of tick-borne diseases are increasing in Maine. “It’s a more forested state with human development mixed in, so it’s […]

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Conway Daily Sun covers UMaine Extension 4-H June Jamboree

The Conway Daily Sun covered University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s annual June Jamboree held at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. The event was dedicated to helping 4-H youth learn about the care, health and wellness of livestock, fitting and showmanship. In addition, children working in multiple animal science projects, including sheep, swine, working steer and horse projects, […]

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Tanglewood 4-H Camp mentioned in Outside column on today’s summer camps

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood in Lincolnville was mentioned in the Outside magazine column, “We need summer camp more than ever before.” Today’s children grow up with little unstructured time, and their social and academic lives are built around digital devices and being online, the article states. […]

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Lilley quoted in BDN article about where to successfully sell crops

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Lilley, a sustainable agriculture professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Here is where you can go to successfully sell your crops.” Before deciding to sell your crops at a farm stand or farmers market, or to a farm-to-table restaurant or local supermarket, the […]

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