Growing Fruit Trees: Guides and Publications

Whether starting for the first time or in the tree fruit business for many years, these resources are designed to guide growers in determining knowledge gaps and skills that may be gained to be more successful in tree fruit production. The purpose of these links is to provide the home orchardist with the knowledge to […]

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It’s Berry Season and We’ve Got the Publications!

Berry season is upon us and we have several publications from growing the berries, to preserving and cooking them. #2514 Growing Rhubarb in Maine #4268 Strawberries #4263 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Wild Blueberries #4267 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Raspberries and Blackberries #2067 Growing Strawberries #4260 Lets Preserve Series #4380 Canning & Freezing Quick-Guides & Entire Series #4275 Let’s Preserve: Dried […]

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Maine Food for June: Strawberries, Berry Jams, and Spring Peas

UMaine Extension offers tips for using Maine fruits and vegetables available in June We all look forward to the signs of spring after a long cold Maine winter. Strawberries are definitely one of those spring harbingers we crave. Freezing berries in season and making your own low-sugar jams and jellies are simple, easy ways to […]

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Publications for Spring

Spring is here and that means the planting and growing season is getting under way in some parts of our state and people are pursuing outdoor activities. We have resources to educate you about pruning trees and shrubs, starting seeds at home, insect repellents, ticks, mosquitoes and Lyme disease. Fiddlehead season is almost here, and […]

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Two New Publications: Storey’s Guides

#1113 Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs, Third Edition Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs with a focus on a sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices. Expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Great resource for beginners. 374 pages. $19.95 #1114 Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep Drawing from years of hands-on experience, […]

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New Publications!

Bulletin #1081, Potato Farmers in Aroostook County, Maine, Should Test for Soil Sulfur and Correct As Needed Developed by Lakesh Sharma, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, and  Sukhwinder Bali, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Bulletin # 1086, Minimize Nitrogen Losses and Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency […]

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Publications for December

#4274  Food for Holiday Giving: Safety Comes First! #7011  Balsam Fir Tip Gathering #7012  Making Balsam Fir Wreaths #7117  Birdhouse Basics #7124  Birdfeeding Basics #7210  Maine Home Energy Series #9022 Staying Warm in an Unheated House And don’t forget that books make great gifts! #2033  The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity #2234  Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens #4022  So Easy to Preserve

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Perfect Publications for the Holidays

It’s getting colder and the holidays are fast approaching. Be prepared with these UMaine Publications. #4213  Helpful Hints for Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving #4107  Basics for Handling Food Safely #4214  General Food Safety Tips for Preparing Food #4308  Cranberries #4045  Let’s Preserve: Cranberries #7011  Balsam Fir Tip Gathering #7012  Making Balsam Fir Wreaths #7210 Maine Home Energy Series  #3104  Money-Saving Holiday Shopping Tips […]

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Maine Food for November: Cranberries and Winter Squash

With Fall comes the arrival of local cranberries! No Fall or Winter holiday table would be complete without at least one cranberry item. Cranberries can be added to countless dishes, from quick breads, yeast breads, salads, relishes, salsas and chutneys, to soups, grain-based entrees and of course, desserts. As cranberries become available, it’s a good […]

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Maine Food for October: Potatoes, Apples and Cider

University of Maine Cooperative Extension publishes information to help you find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables in Maine. Visit to order or download bulletins to fit the season, including October favorites such as Bulletin #4035 Let’s Preserve: Apples, Bulletin #4179 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Potatoes and Bulletin #4191 Safe […]

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