Piscataquis County Extension Association Annual Meeting to Be Held November 7

2018 Piscataquis County Extension Annual Meeting

What’s Killing My Plants? 

  • Wednesday, November 7
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church
    828 W. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft
  • The cost is $15 if pre-registered before October 15 and $20 after that date.

Pre-registration Available Online 

If you have registration or payment questions, please contact Anette Moulton at 207.564.3301.

The association will have a short business meeting before a delicious supper prepared by DKB Catering. Farm In The Woods is supplying pork loins for the supper. A special program called “What’s Killing My Plants?” will be presented by Drs. Alicyn Smart.

The question most often asked by both farmers and gardeners is “What’s Killing My Plants?” Sometimes it is a disease, sometimes it is an insect, sometimes it is how the plant is cared for or where the plant is planted. Our special guests will talk about the types of samples that come into their office and what farmers and gardeners can do to prevent plant disease.

Alicyn Smart, Plant Pathologist in labDr. Alicyn Smart performs diagnostics on plants submitted to the Insect and Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab in Orono. She identifies diseases present and will provide recommendations for managing the disease. This service is available at no charge to all Maine residents. Through this service, Alicyn identifies areas where research in plant pathology is needed and carries out the research to better aid in disease identification and management.

She received her Doctor of Plant Medicine from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2015 and a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from Unity College in  2011. She will present the most frequent plant diseases that she encountered in her lab this past season.


For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 207-564-3301, 1.800.287.1491 (in Maine) or email extension.piscataquis@maine.edu.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.