UMaine in the News

Kennebunk Weekly Notes Extension Gardening Program

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers program was mentioned in a story on the website of the weekly Kennebunk Post. The story, which is about an upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Kennebunk, notes guest speaker Kathy Landrum, a social activist, went through the Master Gardener program in 2010. Landrum said the program […]

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Bangor Daily News Reviews Art Museum Shows

The Bangor Daily News reviewed the University of Maine Museum of Art’s new exhibits, which open Friday. The review called the exhibits an exciting show of illusion, interaction and astonishing artistic skill. For more information about the new exhibits, go to the museum website. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Boss Comments in Story About Robots in Underwater Research

UMaine aquatic physicist Emmanuel Boss was quoted in a story on the website Miller-McCune about the use of robotic devices that are helping a researcher in California keep track of how tiny organisms and object travel in sub-surface ocean currents. Boss said if the devices work at a reasonable price, they could revolutionize oceanography. Contact: […]

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Agriculture Website Notes Fruit Fly Findings

The website Western Farm Press has a story about the finding by UMaine Cooperative Extension experts of a destructive non-native fruit fly in Maine that could decimate the state’s berry crop. Jim Dill, Extension educator and pest management specialist, and Frank Drummond, an Extension blueberry researcher, were both quoted in the story. Contact: Jessica Bloch, […]

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Stack, Lichtenwalner in News Report on Lack of Snow

University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialists Anne Lichtenwalner and Lois Berg Stack appeared in a Channel 2 (WLBZ) news report Tuesday on some of the effects of the lack of snow this winter. Stack, an ornamental horticulturist, said the lack of snow exposes plant roots to freezing without a protective blanket of snow on the […]

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Biofuel Research Noted in Report on Old Town Mill

Biofuel research being done by UMaine engineers and researchers was noted in a story in the Bangor Daily News about the Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill in Old Town. The story, which focused on pollution issues at the facility, said UMaine, which is in the forefront of research on how to distill fuels from […]

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News About Palm Vein Scanners in Dining Halls

The website PR Web has a news release about UMaine’s use of palm vein scanner biometric software for student check-in at on-campus dining halls. According to the news release, the technology is expected to save thousands of dollars per by year by eliminating shared cards, a practice that has students share their meal plans at […]

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Extension Expert Comments on the Future of Farming

UMaine Cooperative Extension professor and water and soil quality specialist John Jemison was interviewed for a WCHS-TV report from the 71st Maine Agricultural Show about the future of farming. Jemison, who presented findings of a study done to determine where Maine farmers see their industry headed, said high energy costs and a lack of infrastructure […]

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Extension Specialist Comments on Seeds

A Kennebec Journal report on additions to the state’s list of genetically engineered seeds grown in Maine included comments from UMaine Cooperative Extension water and soil specialist John Jemison, Jr. Jemison, who serves on the Maine Board of Pesticide Control, headed up the board’s technical advisory committee that looked into two Bt-corn products that have […]

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Dill Comments on Invasive Fruit Fly

Jim Dill, a UMaine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, was quoted in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network radio story about an Asian fruit fly which has been found in five monitoring locations in Maine. Dill said the pest could decimate Maine’s $190 million blueberry harvest. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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