Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

2018 Highmoor Farm Fall Harvest Sale Oct. 10

Staff members from the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm in Monmouth will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 10 for the farm’s annual fall harvest sale. Several varieties of apples, pumpkins and squash will be available 10 a.m.–4 p.m. near Cyrus Pavilion Theatre. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 11. A list of available apple varieties […]

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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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Hutton named associate dean for research

Mark Hutton has been named associate dean for research in the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Hutton joined the UMaine community in 2001, where he has held a joint appointment as an associate professor in the School of Food […]

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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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Field Day at Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, special invitation to all Master Gardeners

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will celebrate the growing season with a Field Day from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station’s Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Rd., Old Town. Field Day participants will enjoy workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities and homemade food. Featured speaker […]

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BDN interviews Drummond about bee habitat publication

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Francis Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for an article about a new report he co-authored, “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States.” The report covers 401 bee species in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont — 275 of […]

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New publication about bees and their New England habitats available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States” this summer. The report includes previously unpublished information and a synthesis of literature relevant to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The report also offers recommendations for […]

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Gerbi named associate dean for research

Christopher Gerbi has been named associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Gerbi joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences as faculty in 2007 and will be promoted to the role of professor on Sept. 1. He […]

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Talk on growing tomatoes June 26 at Rogers Farm

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Mark Hutton will give a free public talk, “Growing Great Tomatoes,” at 6 p.m., June 26 at UMaine’s Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. The talk is offered by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV). Participants will learn tips and tricks to improve success in growing one […]

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UMaine included in BDN article on day trips for Bangor residents

The University of Maine was included as a destination in the Bangor Daily News article, “Six day trips for Bangorians who want to be tourists in their own state.” The UMaine campus is at its prettiest in the summer, the author wrote. The article cited several free or inexpensive activities on campus, including visiting the […]

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