Outreach

BDN interviews Kirby for article on carpet beetles

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Clay Kirby, an associate scientist and insect diagnostician with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about carpet beetles. “They are a scavenger. They will get into your stored food products, furniture or clothing and that can make them difficult to manage,” said Kirby, who added the beetles can […]

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UMaine researchers studying fall risk mitigation with seniors at Orono Commons

Researchers from the University of Maine are working with residents of the Orono Commons nursing home to evaluate the potential for group exercise to reduce fall risk and improve balance in a senior population. Christopher Nightingale, assistant professor of physical education and athletic training, and Jennifer McNulty, lecturer in health education and lifespan, are leading […]

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WVII quotes Smart in report on spring rains, crop damage

WVII (Channel 7) quoted Alicyn Smart, a plant pathologist and assistant professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and director of UMaine’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, for a report on how spring rains are damaging crops. Smart told WVII that large amounts of rain cause extra damp farming conditions that invite root diseases and water […]

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BDN speaks with Garland for article about growing potatoes

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about how to grow your own potatoes. The best way to grow a potato is from the cuttings of a sprouting seed potato. These can be purchased from a local nursery, or grown at home […]

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The County publishes piece on fiddleheads by Fuller

The County published a piece by David Fuller, an agriculture and nontimber forest products professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, titled “How to identify, pick and cook fiddleheads — and when to leave them alone.” The piece, which was recently updated, originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News.

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BDN interviews Garland about protecting plants from frost

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about protecting plants from an unexpected spring frost. “I think most gardeners who have a couple seasons under their belts have experienced cold damaged crops,” said Garland. “It manifests itself differently depending on the crop.” Frost […]

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School of Social Work awarded fellowships through Coverdell Fellows program

A new fellowship offers tuition reimbursement for returning Peace Corps volunteers interested in earning their Master of Social Work from the University of Maine. UMaine partnered with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program to offer three renewable scholarships covering up to 24 credits of full-time tuition per year to returning Peace Corp volunteers. Additional credits […]

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