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Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 5 – July 28, 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

sweet corn

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 5, July 28, 2014, “Early Corn Harvest Underway.”

UMaine Cooperative Extension Lab Bond Selected as Question 2, WABI Reports

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

WABI (Channel 5) reported the order of bond questions for the November ballot was determined by a drawing in Augusta. A bond referring to funds for an animal and plant disease and insect control lab administered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension was selected as Question 2. The question reads, “Do you favor an $8,000,000 bond issue to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth in natural resources-based industries and monitor human health threats related to ticks, mosquitoes and bedbugs through the creation of an animal and plant disease and insect control laboratory administered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service?”

 

 

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 7/24/2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

Spotted wing drosophila captures continue to be low this week.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 24, 2014 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, where you can subscribe to updates.

Strawberry IPM Newsletter No. 6 – July 16, 2014

Friday, July 18th, 2014

strawberries

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 6, July 16, 2014, “Renovation and Weed Management Issue.”

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 4 – July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18th, 2014

sweet corn

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the Universithy of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 4, July 18, 2014, “Corn Earworm Counts Climbing.”

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update: 7/17/2014

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Male Spotted Wing Drosophila

Male Spotted Wing Drosophila, photo by Griffin Dill

Spotted wing drosophila captures are becoming more widespread this week, although numbers are still quite low.

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the July 17, 2014 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update, where you can subscribe to updates.

Extension Workshop Focuses on Detecting Internal Parasites

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

 

 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop for farmers on how to detect internal animal parasites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town.

Doctors of Veterinary Medicine Jim Weber and Anne Lichtenwalner will demonstrate how to use a microscope to identify common internal parasites of sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas. Cost is $30 per person; registration is required and space is limited to 20.

More information including how to register is online. To request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine).

UMaine Extension Cited in AP Report on Late Blight Symptoms in Buxton

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Associated Press reported officials with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association say late blight symptoms have been found in a potato field in Buxton. According to officials, late blight is a nontreatable disease that affects potatoes and tomatoes and spreads rapidly in warm and wet conditions. UMaine Extension and MOFGA ask growers and gardeners to take precautions to prevent infections and spread of the disease, according to the article. Maine Public Broadcasting Network, The Republic, Portland Press Herald, WLBZ (Channel 2) and WABI (Channel 5) carried the AP report.

Sweet Corn IPM Newsletter No. 3 – July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

ear of sweet corn on the stalk

Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 3, July 10, 2014, “Fall Armyworm, Corn Earworm Threaten Silking Corn.”

Maine State Pomological Society Summer Meeting and Orchard Tour – July 23, 2014

Monday, July 7th, 2014

apples

Maine State Pomological Society Summer Meeting and Orchard Tour

Please visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Tree Fruit website for more information on the Maine State Pomological Society Summer Meeting and Orchard Tour, scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at a Cooper Farms orchard located in Hartford, Maine.