School of Food and Agriculture

Participants sought for research on taste, whole grains for older adults

Participants are needed for a University of Maine research project on taste and whole grains for older adults, being conducted 12:30–5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Sensory Evaluation Center, 158 Hitchner Hall. Most Americans do not eat enough whole grains. UMaine researchers are studying whether taste is an important factor in deciding to eat whole […]

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Gallandt, students interviewed for BDN article on Maine academic agriculture programs

Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, as well as Madison Lawler and Delaney Overlock, undergraduate students in the sustainable agriculture program at UMaine, were interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article, “Modern agriculture programs in Maine emphasize food production science, policy.” There are fewer family farms in Maine than […]

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Retirement celebration for Stokes Nov. 29

Members of the University of Maine community are welcome to attend a retirement celebration for Martin Stokes, a professor of animal and veterinary sciences in the School of Food and Agriculture. The celebration will be held 4–5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Wells Conference Center, Room 3. For more information, contact Karen Cliff at 581.2947.

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BDN article about horse rescue organization cites UMaine survey

The Bangor Daily News cited a 2012 University of Maine survey of 82 Maine horse owners in the article “These Mainers rescue neglected horses from the brink of death.” Windham-based horse rescue organization Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) usually takes in horses seized by law enforcement in cases of abuse and […]

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AP reports Gallandt to lead research on weeds, organic agriculture

The Associated Press reported Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology and management at the University of Maine, and Dan Brainard, Michigan State University sustainable vegetable production professor, have received more than $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study weed management on organic farms. Gallandt proposes a method of “cultural weed management” […]

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AP, BDN report on research to help farmers get climate adaptation resources

The Associated Press and Bangor Daily News reported researchers in New England are working on a project to develop tools for small- and mid-sized farms in the region to address productivity problems related to climate change. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $500,000 over three years to the University of Vermont for the project, […]

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Sun Journal quotes Moran in article about Ricker Hill Orchards

The Sun Journal quoted Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology and a fruit tree specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in a story about Ricker Hill Orchards. The eighth-generation orchard faces industry challenges of poor crop yields and competition, while also dealing with debt that resulted from expanding its side operations to remain […]

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