Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension holds High Tunnel Workshop Oct. 17 and 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a two-part workshop on building a high tunnel from 4–5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 at the Tidewater Farm demonstration gardens in Falmouth. This hands-on workshop will cover how to build a structurally sound high tunnel, including techniques for squaring your site, installing bows and baseboards and […]

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Armstrong speaks to BDN about multicolored Asian lady beetles

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Charles Armstrong, insect diagnostican with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about the increased numbers of multicolored Asian lady beetles this year due to Maine’s ongoing drought conditions. While the insects look like harmless ladybugs, multicolored Asian lady beetles are pests that gather in great numbers, especially around warm, reflective […]

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Savoie speaks to PPH about shopping more cheaply for groceries

Kathy Savoie, Extension educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Portland Press Herald about how to buy groceries and prepare meals economically in inflationary times. Savoie recommended scanning store fliers, making a meal plan and preparing a grocery list before you go shopping. Find out what’s on sale, she said, then build […]

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CentralMaine.com, Morning Ag Clips note Koehler presentation at Great Maine Apple Day

CentralMaine.com and Morning Ag Clips noted that Glen Koehler, associate scientist of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will host an apple growing Q&A at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Great Maine Apple Day, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Koehler will share some observations on dates, weather, disease and insect […]

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Lancaster Farming cites UMaine Extension bulletin about storing carrots

In an article about preserving carrots for long-term storage, Lancaster Farming cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension bulletin by Jason Lilley, assistant Extension professor, that says root vegetables left in the garden maintain freshness better than most that are harvested and stored because they are able to take up water from the soil as […]

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Tasting Table cites UMaine potato research 

In an article about the impact of global high temperatures and water scarcity impacting the size of potatoes, Tasting Table cited research from the University of Maine looking to develop a potato variety that can withstand warming temperatures and all the risks associated with a fickler growing season.

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Ouellette and Mason write op-ed for BDN about value of UMaine Extension 4-H

In honor of National 4-H Week, Kristy Ouellette and Mitch Mason, University of Maine Cooperative Extension professors, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News about how 4-H and other groups help young Mainers find purpose. Ouellette and Mason outlined what Maine needs to do to support the state’s young talent through investment of […]

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Mallory presentation featured in Country Folks 

Country Folks reported that Ellen Mallory, professor of sustainable agriculture and Extension specialist at the University of Maine, presented a talk entitled “Organic Grain Research Mashup” earlier this year at the New York Certified Organic meeting to share findings from her research about organic growing practices for local grains.

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News Center Maine cites UMaine Extension composting resources

In its Gardening with Gutner segment about getting started with composting, News Center Maine cited the University of Maine Cooperative Extension as a great resource for more information about composting. Home composting information can be found on the UMaine Extension website.

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BDN speaks to Dill about bedstraw hawk moth

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the bedstraw hawk moth. Unlike its relatives in the Sphingidae family like the tomato or tobacco hornworms, the bedstraw caterpillars pose no threat to gardens or crops, but will feed on fireweed. “As a moth they […]

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