UMaine in the News

Advertiser Democrat quotes Dill in third installment of tick series

The Advertiser Democrat quoted Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional and director of the Tick Lab with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in the second part of its three-part series about tick identification, disease and encounter prevention. The article is titled “Ticked off: Managing habitat, reducing encounters.” A proactive approach to reducing the number […]

Read more

WABI covers ‘Meet the Black Bears’ 

WABI (Channel 5) covered the University of Maine’s annual “Meet the Black Bears” free youth clinic event at 6 p.m. Aug. 21. The event was held in the New Balance Field House, where children of all ages had the chance to meet UMaine football players and coaches, WABI reported. An outdoor showing of the movie […]

Read more

Morning Ag Clips advances respirator fit testing at Maine Farm Days 

Morning Ag Clips reported respirator fit testing, now required annually for anyone applying pesticides that require the use of a respirator, will be offered at Maine Farm Days beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton. The fee is $10 per person, and registration is required. Participants must complete a medical […]

Read more

Media preview Knox-Lincoln County Extension Association meeting in Wiscasset

VillageSoup and Wiscasset Newspaper reported Morris Farm in Wiscasset will host the Knox-Lincoln County Extension Association annual meeting 5–7 p.m. Sept. 11. Morris Farm board president and University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Merry Fossel will lead a farm tour, followed by refreshments and open discussion with UMaine Extension staff and Extension Association […]

Read more

UMaine Extension to offer mediation training, Livermore Falls Advertiser reports 

Livermore Falls Advertiser reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a 40-hour basic mediation training beginning 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sept. 23 at the University of Maine. The training continues Sept. 24–25 and Oct. 2–3. The hands-on, interactive training will include demonstrations, discussions, exercises, videos and role-play practice with mediation scenarios. Scheduled instructors are […]

Read more

WGME interviews Moran about growing peaches in Maine

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) spoke with Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, for a report about growing peaches in Maine. While it has been a good year for Maine peach growers, many varieties don’t handle the winters very well, […]

Read more

Dill speaks with BDN about deer flies, horse flies

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Why deer flies and horse flies are such dreaded summer pests.” “Their mouthparts are described as knife-like or scissor-like,” Dill said. “They basically slash their way in [to your skin]. They have a saliva […]

Read more