Cooperative Extension

Hargest discusses mulching on News Center Maine’s Gardening with Gutner

Pamela Hargest, horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was featured on News Center Maine’s show Gardening with Gutner talking about the benefits of mulching in the garden. “It actually can prevent weeds in your garden. And in addition to that, it can conserve water, especially during the heat of the summer. And in […]

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Dill speaks to BDN about hellgrammites

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about hellgrammites, the larval stage of dobsonflies that are found under rocks in rivers and streams. “It’s a really nasty looking critter. The male is a really strange looking critter with two long mandibles out in front that can […]

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FreshFruitPortal.com shares UMaine Extension publication about properly washing fruits and vegetables

FreshFruitPortal.com shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension bulletin about properly washing fruits and vegetables by Jason Bolton, UMaine Extension professor and food safety specialist, and Robson Machado, assistant UMaine Extension professor and food science specialist. According to the publication, washing fruits and vegetables is the best way to reduce your risks for foodborne illness.

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Media boosts UMaine Extension Midcoast IPM field meeting

The Penobscot Bay Pilot, Morning Ag Clips and Morning Sentinel noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days will continue 4–6 p.m. June 14, at Brodis Blueberries, 87 Jones Hill Road, Hope. The Midcoast IPM field meeting will focus on pest and crop management and large-scale mulching. Register and find more information […]

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UMaine Extension offers facts, recipes for strawberries, peas, leafy greens 

Freezing berries in season and making low-sugar homemade jams and jellies are some of the ways to increase access to a year-round supply of local foods, cut back on sugar and reduce grocery bills.  University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie demonstrates techniques for freezing strawberries in an easy-to-follow video, and how to reduce […]

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Media shares UMaine Extension food preserving workshop

Morning Ag Clips, the Bangor Daily News, Piscataquis Observer and CentralMaine.com shared information about a new series of monthly webinars offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension about preserving Maine foods starting June 16, from noon–12:45 p.m. “Common Home Food Preservation Ingredients and Equipment” topics include recommended equipment and ingredients for canning and freezing, as […]

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UMaine Extension wild blueberry Midcoast IPM meeting June 14 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days continue 4–6 p.m. June 14 at Brodis Blueberries, 87 Jones Hill Road, Hope. The Midcoast IPM field meeting will focus on pest and crop management and large-scale mulching. UMaine Extension wild blueberry specialist and University of Maine assistant professor of horticulture Lily Calderwood will be joined […]

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