Cooperative Extension

BDN speaks with Dill about early season pests

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about pests that plague gardens during the early season. “Probably the number one thing I’ve been getting calls on [recently] is aphids,” Dill said. “They seem to be pretty prevalent on everything from ornamentals to […]

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BDN interviews UMaine, Extension experts about using enough mulch in gardens

The Bangor Daily News interviewed several University of Maine and University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty members about the appropriate thickness of mulch for gardens. They were interviewed for the article “This is the biggest mistake first-time gardeners make when mulching.” Eric Gallandt, professor of weed ecology at UMaine, said gardners need to pack enough […]

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Press Herald reports on Carter’s discussion about struggles, resilience of farmers with state committee 

The Portland Press Herald reported on Hannah Carter, dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, discussing the struggles and resilience of farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Maine State Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. The newspaper included her talk in the article “Federal funding not enough to meet farmers’ needs, state official says.” […]

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UMaine Health Connection Chats continue in June–July

UMaine Health Connection Chats continue this month and will explore various topics such as home gardening, summertime pests and staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Maine Center on Aging and its community sponsors host the free online chats from 11 a.m.–noon every Wednesday via Zoom. They provide practical information and tips for […]

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BDN interviews UMaine, Extension faculty about making mulch at home

The Bangor Daily News interviewed several University of Maine and University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty for the article “How to make your own mulch at home.” The article explores ways gardeners can make their own mulch and reduce the need to buy it at stores. A couple of them recommended using newspapers and cardboard. […]

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KJMS highlights accessibility in school, community gardens webinar

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel highlighted the free webinar about accessibility for school and community gardens that Maine AgrAbility and the Maine CITE Coordinating Center will host at 1 p.m. June 16. Webinar delves into planning community and school gardens for users of all ages and abilities, including the use of adaptive garden tools. […]

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USDA financial assistance for maple producers webinar June 15

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free webinar on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) financial assistance programs available to maple producers as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The webinar, which Extension will host at 6:30 p.m. June 15, is co-sponsored by SCORE and the Maine Maple Producers Association. SCORE volunteer Steve Veazey […]

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Press previews free ‘Ticks in Maine’ webinar

Daily Bulldog posted a media release announcing a free University of Maine Cooperative Extension ”Ticks in Maine” webinar led by Griffin Dill and Dr. Beatrice Szantyr will be held 1–2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Online registration is required. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Donna Coffin, 207.262.7726, donna.coffin@maine.edu. News Center Maine, […]

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UMaine Extension offers free tick webinar June 25

“Ticks in Maine” is the topic of a free University of Maine Cooperative Extension webinar 1–2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Griffin Dill and Dr. Beatrice Szantyr will lead the webinar.  Dill manages the Tick Lab of the Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory and coordinates the Integrated Tick Management Program, including the tick identification and […]

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Piscataquis Observer highlights ‘One Tomato’ program

The Piscataquis Observer featured the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “One Tomato” program that seeks to introduce or reintroduce folks to gardening. “Tomatoes are a pretty friendly plant. They’re generally pretty easy to grow and take care of,” says Trisha Smith, community education assistant with the Piscataquis County office of the University of Maine Cooperative […]

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