Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension cited in Press Herald fiddlehead, grain salad recipe

The Portland Press Herald cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension bulletin in an article and recipe for Barley-Fiddlehead-Asparagus Salad. The recipe calls for boiling the fiddleheads in lightly salted water. According to the UMaine Extension publication, “Facts on Fiddleheads,” you should boil the plants for 15 minutes to be safe, the article states.

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Dill interviewed for Sun Journal article on summer insect advice

The Sun Journal interviewed Jim Dill, a pest management specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about insects in Maine to watch out for this summer. Insects to be wary of include the often disease-carrying ticks and mosquitoes, along with others such as eastern tent caterpillars, browntail moths and ants, the […]

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UMaine Extension bulletin cited in BDN article on growing rhubarb

The Bangor Daily News cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension bulletin in the article, “Tips to grow rhubarb in Maine.” The publication was written by Richard Brzozowski, food system program administrator with UMaine Extension. The cool-weather perennial, which is a member of the buckwheat family, thrives in northern states where it gets cold enough […]

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UMaine Extension publications offer tips for potato growers

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and tips for potato growers. Resources aim to educate potato growers in Aroostook County on certain chemical elements, micronutrients and pH of soil, including testing tips and how to correct improper levels. Visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Publications Catalog for bulletins including: Potato Farmers in Aroostook County, […]

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Birkel interviewed for Press Herald article on spring rainfall

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald article about changes in spring rainfall. The article also mentioned Glen Koehler, a fruit tree specialist with the UMaine Cooperative Extension. This year marked the third May in a row with very […]

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UMaine 4-H Camp mentioned in Sun Journal article on Norway fishing festival

A Sun Journal article about the fifth annual Family Fishing Festival in Norway, Maine, mentioned the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond in Woodstock. The center brought animal pelts to the festival for attendees to identify, according to the article. Formerly known as the Maine Conservation School, the center combines […]

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Hopkins quoted in Press Herald article on changes in sugar labeling

The Portland Press Herald quoted Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert and extension educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in an article on changes in FDA labeling. The new rules require maple syrup and honey producers to label their pure products as containing added sugar to comply with updated nutrition guidelines recommending lowering […]

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Fiddlehead Focus covers Fort Kent plant swap

Fiddlehead Focus covered a farm animal petting zoo and plant swap at Bouchard’s Country Store in Fort Kent. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Fort Kent Garden Group sponsored the plant swap outside the store, according to the article. Lisa Fishman, UMaine Extension regional supervisor for the Eat Well Nutrition Education Program in Fort Kent, […]

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UMaine Extension mentioned in Mainebiz article on Bowdoinham farmer

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Mainebiz article about Abby Sadauckas, a farmer and agricultural service provider of Bowdoinham who has joined Land For Good, a New England-wide nonprofit whose mission is to ensure the future of farming in the region by putting more farmers more securely on more land. Sadauckas […]

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UMaine Extension members quoted in BDN article on fruit crops

The Bangor Daily News consulted University of Maine Cooperative Extension members Renae Moran, a fruit tree specialist and associate professor of pomology; David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist and professor of horticulture; and David Handley, a vegetable and small fruit specialist and cooperating professor of horticulture, for an article on the spring growth and harvest […]

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