School of Food and Agriculture

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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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Morning Ag Clips previews anniversary of Sustainable Agriculture Program

Morning Ag Clips reported the 30th anniversary of the University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture Program will be celebrated with a free barbecue and live music 3–7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Rogers Farm in Old Town. Alumni and community partners connected to the program are expected to attend. UMaine began offering a bachelor’s degree in […]

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Press Herald interviews Yarborough about blueberry industry struggle

The Portland Press Herald interviewed David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for the article, “Maine’s small wild blueberry farmers struggle on what they’re raking in.” Yarborough has worked with wild blueberry growers for 40 years, and witnessed […]

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News Center Maine quotes Moran in report on Maine Apple Sunday

News Center Maine quoted Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, in a report on Maine Apple Sunday, which marks the start of the fall season for orchards in Maine. This year, more than a dozen orchards statewide are opening for […]

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Moran interviewed for BDN article on apples

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for an article about changes in consumer preferences for different apple varieties. The Red Delicious has been the most popular variety of apple in the United States […]

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AP quotes Yarborough in article on Maine wild blueberry industry decline

The Associated Press spoke with David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for an article about the continued decline of Maine’s wild blueberry industry. Financial stress played a role in growers harvesting 5,000 fewer acres in the United […]

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The Free Press quotes Yarborough in report on economics of blueberries

The Free Press quoted David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in a report on blueberries in the U.S. economy. While Chinese tariffs are impacting some agricultural markets, 75 percent of blueberries produced in the United States are sold domestically, according to the article. Last, year, 2 million pounds […]

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Libby quoted in Press Herald article on planting trees to cut energy consumption

The Portland Press Herald quoted Brad Libby, a horticulturist and superintendent of the Roger Clapp Greenhouses at the University of Maine, in an article about planting trees to reduce household energy consumption. Well-positioned trees can cut household energy consumption by 25 percent, including both cooling and heating costs, the article states. During winter, a tree’s […]

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Garland, Burnett write article for Produce Grower, quoting Witt

Katherine Garland, a horticultural professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Stephanie Burnett, an associate professor of horticulture at UMaine, co-wrote an article for Produce Grower about community gardens. The article also quoted Amy Witt, a horticulturist with Extension. The article stated how community gardens are becoming more prevalent, but can require a […]

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