Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Drummond speaks with BDN about fungus that could affect Maine’s blueberries

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, an insect ecology professor at the University of Maine, about a type of fungus with zombie-like qualities that could threaten the state’s wild blueberry crop. Drummond said although the mummy berry disease is probably the most serious blueberry disease, it’s not well understood. Drummond and other UMaine researchers […]

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Rogers Farm site of new foodscaping garden, weekly open houses

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) will offer weekly open house sessions 5:30–6:30 p.m. beginning June 6 at Rogers Farm in Old Town. The UMaine Extension Penobscot County MGV Demonstration Garden — which features 34 different theme gardens, including the new foodscaping garden — is open to the public during daylight hours. […]

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Servello named dean of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Frederick Servello has been named dean of the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, effective July 1. Servello has been serving as interim dean and director since Oct. 1. A national search was conducted to fill the position of Edward Ashworth, […]

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UMaine Holstein ranks among cream of the crop

The Holstein Association USA announced this month that a member of the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center’s dairy herd ranks among the top 10,000 registered Holsteins in the country for Total Performance Index (CTPI). With more than 22 million registered Holsteins in the United States, the distinction places UM Robust Rosmerta in the top […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine study in report on state’s commercial dairy farms

A report conducted by the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at the University of Maine was mentioned in the Mainebiz article, “Maine’s dairy farmers seek ‘fair marketplace.’” According to the article, Maine dairy farmers say their industry could use help from Congress in their efforts to provide milk to customers in a fair marketplace. […]

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New potato variety released at Maine Harvest Festival, media report

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the release of a new potato variety developed by the Maine Potato Board and University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture and Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. The Caribou Russet, which was first unveiled last spring, was […]

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What’s black and white and cute all over?

The newest addition at the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center! Dynamite the dairy cow gave birth during the middle of a lab last week, presenting an unexpected hands-on learning opportunity for the students!

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Harvest fall fun at Witter Farm with Cabot Creamery

The University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center will host Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s Open Farm Sunday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Members of the public are welcome to visit the farm for a family-friendly afternoon of free cheese, apples, games, and live bluegrass music. UMaine Applied Dairy Cooperative of Organized Working […]

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