UMaine in the News

BDN interviews Dill about what to do after a tick bite 

The Bangor Daily News spoke to Jim Dill, former head of the University of Maine’s tick lab at pest management specialist at the Maine Food and Agriculture Center, about what to do after a tick bite. Dill said prevention is always the best option, but in the event of a tick bite, he advised against […]

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Ouellette featured on Maine Public discussing youth mental health

Kristy Ouellette, University of Maine Extension professor, 4-H Youth Development, Androscoggin & Sagadahoc counties, was featured on the Maine Public show Maine Calling speaking about the youth mental health crisis in Maine. The program spoke to experts about the causes of this nationwide crisis to discuss what’s happening in Maine and how to help.

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Morning Ag Clips shares Datta hiring to UMaine Extension

Morning Ag Clips reported that University of Maine Cooperative Extension has named Sumon Datta an assistant Extension professor and Extension agricultural engineer. Datta recently completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include the use of smart technologies, particularly with agricultural water management, and the […]

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Savoie speaks to CentralMaine.com about using mint in the kitchen 

Kathy Savoie, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, spoke to CentralMaine.com on the many options for using mint in the kitchen. Savoie says that “if you have mint, you have a lot of mint, you never have a little mint.” The article shares three summer recipes that incorporate the herb.

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Dill speaks to BDN about the growing number of black fly species in Maine 

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to the Bangor Daily News on how the increase in black fly species is leading to longer black fly seasons. Black flies need clean, fresh water to reproduce and this rise in reproduction can be linked to Maine’s Clean Water Act. Dill also […]

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Brewer speaks to BDN about decline in unenrolled voters

Mark Brewer, a University of Maine professor of political science, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the decline in Maine voters who are not enrolled with a major political party. A growing number of people registering with political parties reflects national polarization, Brewer says. “Twenty years ago, Maine politics was very different than American […]

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