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2021 Spotted Wing Drosophila Insecticides: Blueberries, Strawberries, Caneberries and Grapes

The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension has prepared a chart showing trade names, active ingredients, IRAC codes, pre-harvest interval and restricted entry interval rates (days) per acre, and probable efficacy of insecticides used to control Spotted Wing Drosophila on blueberries, strawberries, caneberries, and grapes. Probable efficacy ratings are based on lab and field assays in […]

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New Directory for Local Farm Product and Pick-Up Options

Many farms across Maine have added alternative ways customers can obtain farm products to accommodate for social distancing in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Maine farmers are updating this database in an effort to increase public access to their farm products during this time. You can view the website and map at this farm product […]

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Maine Vegetable and Fruit School 2020

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School 2020 We have decided to cancel the 2020 Maine Vegetable and Fruit School, originally scheduled for April 8th, in Portland and April 9th, in Bangor. We ask for your patience as we begin processing refunds. We are currently looking into alternative educational options to provide pesticide credits. Thank you for […]

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Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo – September 12, 2019

Northeast Mechanical Weed Control Expo Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM University of Maine Rogers Research Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town, Maine 04468 Venue Phone: 207.827.4695 Preregistration is required. Registration fee is $20 by September 5, $30 from September 6 – 11, or $40 on the day of the event. Lunch […]

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: August 17, 2018

David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology/Entomology Captures of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit flies in vinegar/yeast traps in raspberry and highbush blueberry plantings increased significantly at some locations this week, and is above threshold levels at most sites. Our highest counts of the […]

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