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University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Franklin County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to Franklin County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site, or contact us.

Are you trying to figure out when and how to harvest pears? Here’s an excellent source of information from Oregon State Cooperative Extension:

Do you have poison ivy and want to control it? Now is the best time to kill poison ivy. The ingredient glyphosate is an effective killer of poison ivy when applied in late summer before poison ivy leaves turn from green to red or yellow. Spray when rain is not forecast for a day and make sure you use proper spray protection. Remember that poison ivy can retain its irritating skin effects for a year after it has died. Follow directions on the product label.
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GARLIC. If you planted garlic last fall it is probably time to harvest it. This video shows you how to know when to harvest it and how to dry it…or try it fresh for a different flavor in your cooking.

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