School of Food and Agriculture

UMaine students compete in 2022 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

A team of four animal and veterinary sciences students from the University of Maine ranked third among six teams at the 2022 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge this month.  Elaina Cobb from Billerica, Mass., Rebecca French from Topsham, Zoe McNally from Bowdoin and Kaity Walorz from Lakeville, Mass., competed against 94 students from 22 universities […]

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Klimis-Zacas interviewed for MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com interviewed Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition at the School of Food and Agriculture, about her research on the wound-healing power of phenolic extract from wild blueberries. Klimis-Zacas said, “Discovering new therapeutic modalities for wound healing, especially plant extracts will aid millions of people by decreasing chronic wound complications and amputation with subsequent effects […]

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SpudSmart features Hao presentation at International Potato Technology Expo

Potato industry publication SpudSmart featured a presentation by Jay Hao, associate professor of plant pathology, at the International Potato Technology Expo. Hao presented on the outbreak of potato blackleg and soft rot in the northeastern United States, stating that Dickeya dianthicola was the pathogen identified as the source of the 2015 black leg and soft […]

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2022 Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit to be held April 15

The 2022 Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit will be held virtually on Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m.–noon. This year’s theme is “Improving Maine’s Food System.” Food waste data is grim. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that 40% of food produced is never eaten, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that this waste […]

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Erich speaks with BDN about ‘mudpocalypse’

Sue Erich, professor of plant and soil chemistry at University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about this year’s mud season, which some Mainers are referring to as “mudpocalypse.” “There is nothing really mysterious about it and we all know about mud. It’s basically soil particles and water,” Erich said.

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Pereira featured in Country Folks about dairy herd genetics

Glenda Periera, University of Maine professor of food and agriculture and Extension dairy specialist, was featured in Country Folks article about the importance of genetics in organic dairy herds. The article focused on a webinar Periera presented as part of a series hosted by New England land grant universities and their researchers. Periera focused on […]

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Kersbergen featured in Country Folks about the business of hay

Country Folks reported the 2022 Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, where Rick Kersbergen, professor of sustainable dairy and forage systems at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, presented. Kersbergen spelled out options for grazers, and reviewed the other factors that might come into play, no matter what system for hay is chosen.

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Country Folks features UMaine first-year in family profile

Country Folks interviewed Ashton Caron, a first-year in the animal and veterinary sciences program at the University of Maine, and his family about their farm, where they breed Belted Galloway. The family also is involved in University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H programs.

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