School of Food and Agriculture

Students sought for study on dietary knowledge, cooking skills

Scientists in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture are recruiting students to take part in a study about their ability to acquire and prepare nutritious food. Students who prepare their own food are encouraged to complete the one-hour survey to help researchers understand their cooking skills. Participants will be paid $10 for […]

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Phys.org publishes UMaine release on blue mussels, ocean acidification

Phys.org published a University of Maine news release about research that suggests blue mussels could be more resilient than other cultivated species to increased ocean acidity and storms predicted to affect the Gulf of Maine as a result of climate change. The research team, which was led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor of aquaculture […]

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New study finds blue mussels resilient to ocean acidification

Blue mussels, the predominant species used in aquaculture in Maine, may be more resilient than other cultivated species to the increased seawater acidity and storms predicted to hit the Gulf of Maine as a consequence of climate change, according to a University of Maine research team. A study led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor […]

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Animal and veterinary science students take learning abroad

Nine UMaine animal and veterinary sciences students and David Marcinkowski, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, traveled to Prince Edward Island this month for the New England Dairy Travel Course. The annual travel course is a cooperative effort between the New England land grant schools, including UMass, UNH, UVM and UMaine. […]

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Medical XPress carries UMaine release on Kamath’s pathogen research

Medical XPress carried a University of Maine news release about a National Science Foundation award to fund research co-led by Pauline Kamath, an assistant professor of animal health at UMaine. Kamath will work with Wendy Turner, an assistant professor of biological sciences at University at Albany, State University of New York, and others from the […]

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Moran speaks with AP for article on espalier pruning

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology and tree fruit specialist, spoke with the Associated Press for an article about espalier pruning. Espalier pruning is the practice of training and trimming fruit trees, vines or flowering shrubs to grow into artistic, two-dimensional forms, the article states. It can make the plants easier to mow and […]

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Yarborough quoted in AP report on blueberry industry turnaround

David Yarborough, a professor of horticulture and wild blueberry specialist, spoke with the Associated Press for a report on a possible turnaround for the recently suffering Maine wild blueberry industry. The Maine wild blueberry harvest in 2018 was about 57 million pounds, down almost 11 million pounds from 2017, and price per pound also has […]

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Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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