School of Food and Agriculture

Harnesslink quotes Marean in article about standardbred horses

Don Marean, vice chair of the University of Maine Board of Agriculture, was quoted in an article in Harnesslink about the Standardbred Transition Alliance’s new program to help ensure the safety of standardbred horses that are retiring from racing. Marean said, “We are very excited about this new program, which is huge for the future […]

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Farmtario reports on UMaine weed control research

Farmtario reported on University of Maine research about methods of weed control. Eric Gallandt, UMaine professor of weed ecology, said integrated management must go beyond tillage to include crop rotation, cover crops, seedbed preparation and managing “seed rain,” which refers to the spread of weed seeds.

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Dumas featured in BDN article about eating invasive species

Robert Dumas, food science innovation coordinator at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about eating invasive species. Dumas provided information about foraging for and preparing invasive species like autumn olive and Japanese knotweed.

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Dumas elected to MOFGA board

UMaine food science innovation coordinator Rob Dumas has been elected to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association board of directors. As the food science innovation coordinator and facility manager for the School of Food and Agriculture, Dumas is responsible for leveraging the resources of the university system to support economic growth in Maine’s food […]

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$1.5M award launches WellNurse to address resiliency, reduce burnout 

Increasing resiliency and reducing burnout among University of Maine School of Nursing students, faculty and staff will be the focus of WellNurse, a new initiative made possible by a $1.5 million award from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to support and advance health and public safety workforce resiliency training. WellNurse will be a […]

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McNamara speaks with BDN, WAGM about new Maine Farm to School Institute

Jade McNamara, a University of Maine assistant professor of human nutrition, spoke to the Bangor Daily News and WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) about the creation of a new Maine Farm to School Institute, an effort she is leading. The institute will train school communities and other stakeholders to establish their own farm to school […]

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Media highlight home food production research

Vermont Business Magazine, the Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald and Maine Public highlighted new research from the University of Maine and University of Vermont that revealed that residents in their respective states produced more of their own food during COVID-19 pandemic. “Our study shows there is a thriving interest among Vermonters and Mainers in […]

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Media report on effort to develop climate change resistant potato

 Mainebiz, WABI (Channel 5) the Bangor Daily News, Maine Public and WBTS (Channel 10 in Boston) reported on University of Maine research to develop potatoes that are more resistant to climate change. “The predictions for climate change are heavier rainfall events, and potatoes don’t tolerate flooding or wet conditions for long without having other quality […]

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