Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Science afield: Emily Filiberti makes an extraordinary bird connection

Written by Emily Filiberti, Master’s of Science student in wildlife ecology  The return of songbirds en masse to northern forests marks the arrival of spring. However, we rarely know the exact location where these birds have spent their winter, or the routes that they navigated during migration. As a graduate student at the University of […]

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Teisl named interim dean/director

Mario Teisl has been named interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and interim director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, succeeding Fred Servello, who retired on June 30 after four years of serving as dean. Plans for a national search for dean and Experiment Station director are underway. […]

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BDN interviews Moran for article about choosing fruit trees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology in the School of Food and Agriculture and tree fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “How to choose the right fruit tree for your yard.” Moran recommends people consider the winter hardiness of fruit trees and the length […]

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AP interviews Drummond for article on garden vegetables, pollinators

The Associated Press interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too.” Planting flowers is a popular way to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. But flowering vegetables and fruit, ornamental shrubs, trees and vines also […]

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BDN interviews Drummond for article about ordering bees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Why the middle of winter is the best time to order bees.” With bee season approaching, beginning beekeepers must think about when to order bees. “You should order them right away […]

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Witter Wonderland to feature pony rides, crafts, music

Members of the campus community and public are invited to attend Witter Wonderland, a barn-wide holiday event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the University of Maine’s Witter Farm. Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday attire to meet the farm’s horses, cows and sheep. The event will kick off with a performance […]

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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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Trick or Trot at Witter Farm Oct. 26

The University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team invites the campus community and public to the annual Trick or Trot from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at UMaine’s Witter Farm in Old Town. This year, students from the Maine Animal Club and the Ewe-Maine Icelandic Sheep Club also will be involved. The event will include […]

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