Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Sweet Corn Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 1, June 27, 2014, “2014 Sweet Corn Pest Season Begins!“
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s integrated pest management (IPM) programs were mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about local organic strawberries being limited in Maine. Cathy Karonis of Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham said she has contemplated going organic, but can’t risk crop failure or inconsistent quality on her 14 acres of strawberries. Karonis said she follows UMaine Extension’s IPM reports and sprays when necessary. IPM is a comprehensive, decision-making process for solving pest problems. It is a sustainable approach providing economical control with the least possible hazard, to people, property and the environment.
Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 5, June 20, 2014, “Harvest Starts in Southern Maine.”
The Portland Press Herald published a feature for its “Meet” series on James Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Dill, a tick expert, was interviewed at the UMaine Extension Tick ID Lab in Orono. He spoke about the increase in ticks, and gave advice on tick protection. Dill said about 100 people visit the lab for tick identification in an average year, and he has already seen about 70 this year. “The whole tick and bed bug issue has become so rampant in the last five years,” he said. “It’s really on the forefront of people’s minds.”
Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 4, June 13, 2014, “Early Fields Getting Ready for Harvest.”
GROWERS TWILIGHT MEETING
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Fairwinds Farm, across from 555 Brown’s Point Road, Bowdoinham, ME 04008
No registration is required.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers Association will hold a twilight meeting at Fairwinds Farm in Bowdoinham on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Highmoor Farm website.
Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 3, June 6, 2014, “Strawberry Growth Slow but Steady as Harvest Approaches.”
Donald E Hoenig, VMD, is author to a new blog for Maine farmers called Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals and Agriculture. His most recent blog post, Don’t Forget to Vaccinate Your Horse (and Protect Yourself), describes the signs and symptoms of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), how it is transmitted, and what to do to protect your horses and yourself.
Dr. Hoenig retired as the Maine State Veterinarian in 2012 and, after completing a year-long Congressional Fellowship in Sen. Susan Collins’ office in Washington DC last year, in January 2014 he started working as a part-time Extension Veterinarian for University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Submit questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers to selected questions will appear in future blog posts.
Please visit the Highmoor Farm website for the University of Maine Strawberry Integrated Pest Management Newsletter No. 2, May 30, 2014, “Strawberry Pests Now Active Despite Cool, Wet Weather.”
For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Coffin at 207.564.3301,800.287.1491 (in Maine), or email@example.com. Details also are available at calendar.umaine.edu/events/.