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Mainebiz reports on new Maine Sea Grant director

Mainebiz reported Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, has been named director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, effective July 1. Zydlewski, who has a doctorate degree in oceanography from UMaine, has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and faculty member at UMaine […]

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Fosters.com reports on collaborative New England weed study

Fosters.com reported scientists from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have completed the first comprehensive assessment of weeds found on organic vegetable farms in northern New England. The collaborative study is an important first step in providing a baseline for organic growers who could face challenges providing locally grown produce because of new, problematic weeds emerging […]

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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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Bayer speaks about Switzerland lobster laws on WVOM

Bob Bayer, executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was a recent guest on the George Hale/Ric Tyler Show on WVOM The Voice of Maine. Bayer spoke about lobster handling laws in Switzerland. Bayer said based on years of studying lobster biology and the nervous system, he doesn’t think the crustaceans […]

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Mallory, Roche write on raising awareness of climate and agriculture issues in USDA newsletter

Ellen Mallory, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture Cooperative Extension Specialist, and Erin Roche, a Cooperative Extension Crop Insurance Education Program Manager at the University of Maine wrote about their outreach experience at the 2018 Maine Agricultural Trades Show for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northeast Climate Hub newsletter […]

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UMaine research cited in Press Herald report on Maine lobster haul decline

University of Maine research was cited in the Portland Press Herald article about Maine’s lobster industry seeing both its value and volume fall sharply in 2017. Landings declined 16 percent in 2017, and the boat value of the statewide catch fell 18.6 percent, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources, which released its annual […]

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WABI visits UMaine’s sugar house as maple season gets underway

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the beginning of Maine’s maple season while visiting the University of Maine’s Thomas J. Corcoran Sugar House. Keith Kanoti, a forest manager at UMaine, said students, staff and faculty tap about 350 trees to make syrup every spring. The recent weather has been perfect for harvesting sap, WABI reported. “If […]

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UMaine-led group investing over $14 million in marine businesses, AP reports

The Associated Press reported a group led by the University of Maine is investing more than $14 million in businesses and infrastructure to try to grow marine jobs in the state. The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy, which is a consortium of businesses and institutions in the state, is investing $7 million in voter-approved bonds […]

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NPQ quotes Kaye in article on rise in multigenerational households

Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) quoted Len Kaye, professor of social work and director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, in the article, “Multigenerational households on the rise: Are nonprofits ready?” Housing planners already see friction between a system designed to accommodate the drive for long-term independent living with the needs of multigenerational households, according […]

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