Cooperative Extension

Media promote sugarbush leasing webinar Sept. 28

The Irregular, Morning Ag Clips, The Ellsworth American, The Piscataquis Observer and the Bangor Daily News advanced “Developing Sugarbush Leases,” a University of Maine Cooperative Extension webinar scheduled for 7–8:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture professional, and Mike Ghia, Land for Good Vermont field agent, will share resources and best practices […]

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Maine Monitor discusses browntail moth outbreak with Dill, Mech

The Maine Monitor discussed the outlook for browntail moth in Maine in 2022 with Jim Dill, a pest management specialist at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Angela Mech, a University of Maine assistant professor of forest entomology whose research has focused on controlling the moth. Dill said that climate change is a factor in […]

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Dill speaks with BDN about monkey slugs

Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, talked with the Bangor Daily News about monkey slugs. The monkey slug is actually a caterpillar that can be mistaken for a spider as it has a hairy body and nine appendages. Monkey slugs are common in Maine but rarely seen. Yahoo News and […]

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Handley talks with Press Herald about tomatoes

David Handley, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, spoke with the Portland Press Herald about the 2021 tomato season. Handley noted that the dry start to the season was beneficial for reducing the occurrence of some tomato diseases, but it also reduced calcium uptake by plants that were not watered […]

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VillageSoup reports on race to benefit Extension’s 4-H centers

VillageSoup reported on the running of the 10th Blueberry Cove 13.1-mile road race on Aug. 29. The half-marathon benefits the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H centers in Lincolnville and Blueberry Cove. Due to the pandemic, participation was limited to 100 runners; the winner crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds.

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Media note UMaine Extension’s upcoming corn silage growers meeting

The Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips, The Irregular and Centralmaine.com advanced an outdoor meeting for corn village growers University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting from 10 a.m.—noon on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Misty Meadows Farm, 308 Hill Road, Clinton. Visit the event webpage for details and to register.

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UMaine Extension’s cannon fungus facts cited in BDN

The Bangor Daily News cited a fact sheet from University of Maine Cooperative Extension discussing cannon fungus in an article about bird’s nest fungus. According to the UMaine Extension material, as cited in the BDN, cannon fungus “can shoot the spore-filled mass a distance of up to 20 feet, and the sticky coating that causes […]

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News Center talks with Scott, Smith about Extension’s aspiration program

News Center Maine spoke with Ryder Scott, the director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H centers, and Lyndsey Smith, Aspirations Incubator program coordinator, about the Northstar program. The program, which is based at UMaine Extension’s Bryant Pond facility, seeks to raise the aspirations of rural youth by providing mentorship and opportunities to volunteer, […]

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Bangor Daily speaks with Dill about wasps

The Bangor Daily News talked with Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, about the wide variety of wasps in Maine. According to Dill, most wasps are not aggressive and really just want to be left alone.

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