School of Food and Agriculture

BDN interviews Moran about apple picking, crop status

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Renae Moran about apple picking and the status of the crop this year. “The apple crop in Maine was not affected by any spring frost,” said Moran, professor of pomology at the University of Maine. “The early dry spell has also done no harm either, so growers have an abundance […]

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MDIslander, Ellsworth American cite middle school lobster project initiated by Wahle

The Mount Desert Islander and the Ellsworth American cited a middle school science outreach program initiated by Rick Wahle, the director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, using public grant funds. When grant funds were expended, public companies Ready Seafood and Red Lobster partnered with the Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op to continue the study […]

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Billings work cited in WCVB story

WCVB (Channel 5 in Boston) cited “The Maine Lobster Industry: A History of Culture, Conservation & Commerce,” a 2014 book by Cathy Billings, former assistant director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute in a story about the history of lobstering in Maine.

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NSFA Unlocked reveals impact behind the acronym

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine will host a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. Sept. 30.  Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more will highlight the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aims to better […]

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Food52 talks with Camire about taste of organic mayonnaise

Food52 talked with Mary Ellen Camire, a University of Maine professor of food science, about the difference in flavor between mayonnaise recipes that include or lack the preservative calcium disodium EDTA. Camire linked the off taste in organic mayo to oxidation of the oils, or rancidity that occurs more quickly in recipes that do not […]

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Pen Bay Pilot op-ed notes Calderwood’s blueberry research on solar farm

An op-ed published in the Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted Lily Calderwood conducting wild blueberry research at a Rockport solar farm. Calderwood, an assistant professor of horticulture and a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is researching the feasibility of blueberry growing at a solar installation and evaluating their yields.

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AGDaily shares UMaine commercial produce washes findings

AGDaily advanced a study of commercial produce washes conducted by University of Maine researchers in an article titled “Multilevel marketing companies use social media to market food scams.” Researchers from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition discovered that distilled water is equally or more effective at removing pesticides and microbes from produce as […]

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Sun Journal, Centralmaine.com discuss raising farm animals with Domin

The Sun Journal and Centralmaine.com talked with Natalie Domin, a University of Maine student studying animal and veterinary sciences, about raising and training livestock, and preparing them to be shown at agricultural fairs. Domin’s grandparents operated a dairy farm in Richmond and her mother leads the Cumberland County 4-H sheep club. “We come from a farming family, and […]

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