Food and Agriculture

BDN interviews Porter, Camire about variety in potatoes

The Bangor Daily News interviewed University of Maine faculty members Greg Porter, a professor of agronomy, and Mary Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition, for the article, “The science behind why one potato is good for mashing and another is better for soups.” “A lot of things affect the flavor of individual […]

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UMaine potato variety mentioned in Press Herald article on baked potatoes

The Portland Press Herald mentioned a potato variety developed by the University of Maine in the article “Pack your potato skin like a jacket, English pub-style.” The article lists the Caribou Russet, a variety developed by UMaine and released for the seed market, as a good variety of baking potato to use in an English-style […]

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UMaine develops new potato variety for gourmet, specialty markets

The University of Maine has released a new gourmet potato variety, Pinto Gold. The potato was tested with the research identification number AF4659-12 and has been available in seed catalogs under that name since 2015. The potato is a high-yielding, yellow-fleshed specialty variety with excellent roasting and eating quality, according to Gregory Porter, who leads […]

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UMaine Students Compete in North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

Visalia, CA — Four students from the University of Maine competed in the 17th Annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® this spring. The event, based in Visalia, Calif., included 235 students from 38 colleges across the U.S. and Canada. Dairy Challenge is a unique, real-world experience where students work as a team and apply their […]

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Drummond named 2018 Distinguished Maine Professor

Frank Drummond, an internationally recognized entomologist whose decades of research on insect pests, bees and reproductive biology of the blueberry plant have contributed to the growth of Maine wild blueberry production, has been named the 2018 University of Maine Distinguished Maine Professor by the UMaine Alumni Association. The Distinguished Maine Professor Award, sponsored by UMaine’s […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Yarborough about Maine blueberry industry, retirement

The Ellsworth American spoke with David Yarborough, a professor with the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Market glut, low prices hurt Maine’s blueberry industry.” The per-pound price for Maine blueberries steadily dropped from 76 cents in 2012 to 60 cents in 2014 […]

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The Fish Site reports on aquaculture industry research led by Noblet, Rickard

The Fish Site reported University of Maine research indicates the aquaculture industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Globally, the marine aquaculture industry generates roughly $166 billion per year. However, the United States lags in international markets,  and for the industry to grow, there must be a general understanding and acceptance […]

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UMaine awarded grant for potato research, media report

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz and WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded the University of Maine $388,000 for potato research. UMaine will serve as the lead on an eastern United States potato breeding project focused on developing attractive, productive, disease- and insect-resistant potato varieties for […]

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