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Weed management

UMaine research on weed management for organic farms focus of $1.9M USDA award

Weed management strategies for organic vegetable growers, including challenges to implementing them, will be the focus of a more than $1.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the University of Maine. The research will be led by Eric Gallandt, a UMaine professor of weed ecology […]

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UMaine on Princeton Review’s list of Top 50 Green Colleges

Again this year, the University of Maine is cited by Princeton Review as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges and is on the Top 50 Green Colleges list. UMaine is profiled in “The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges,” published this week. More information is available online. The Princeton Review chose the […]

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UMaine Composites Center receives $500,000 to help boatbuilders incorporate 3D printing technology

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) has received $500,000 from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to form a technology cluster to help Maine boatbuilders explore how large-scale 3D printing using economical, wood-filled plastics can provide the industry with a competitive advantage. The cluster brings together the expertise of UMaine […]

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Aquaculture projects receive $1.4 million in grants from NOAA

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of $1.4 million in grants to the University of Maine for two projects to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the United States. The National Sea Grant College Program awarded $725,365 to Heather Hamlin, Deborah Bouchard and Ian Bricknell of the Aquaculture […]

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Three graduate students study rockweed, ‘a system of curiosity’

Rockweed is sometimes called an “ecosystem engineer,” because its branched structure alters the surrounding environment, and creates space for other species to find shelter and food. The marine alga also is a valuable source of nutrients and other compounds with commercial purposes. In the past decade, increased harvesting has led to questions about the effects […]

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Communication technology can help teens connect with fathers who don’t live with them, study finds

Communication technology plays a major role in the relationships between teens and their nonresident fathers, new research from a University of Maine professor finds. Cellphones, email, social media and apps facilitate more frequent and meaningful communication that allows children and fathers who live apart to feel better connected, according to Patrick Cheek, visiting assistant professor […]

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Value of Maine’s reuse markets focus of three-year study

The relationship between community resilience and reuse markets is the focus of a recently funded project led by University of Maine researchers. Cynthia Isenhour, a professor of anthropology and climate change, and Andrew Crawley, a professor of regional economic development, were awarded $265,147 from the National Science Foundation to examine Maine’s reuse markets and their […]

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