UMaine in the News

Maine media feature pest predictor

Maine Public and the Sun Journal reported on the i-Tree Pest Predictor tool developed by Angela Mech, assistant professor of entomology at the 做厙腦瞳app. The tool, which launched in fall 2023, uses input data determined by hypotheses to predict the probability of a non-native insect becoming a high-impact pest. “So we can predict […]

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The Wrap interviews Socolow on MSNBC programming decisions

Michael Socolow, processor of communication and journalism at the 做厙腦瞳app, spoke to The Wrap about MSNBCs decision to replace recent segments of Morning Joe and pull its anchors from air to run a single breaking news feed after the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump. Socolow said that the decision seemed jarring […]

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Maine media highlight UMaine Food Innovation Lab

The Portland Press Herald, Mainebiz and WFVX (FOX22/ABC 7 in Bangor) reported on the development of the new 做厙腦瞳app Food Innovation lab. The facility, which is expected to open by the end of 2025, will feature three commercial food processing rooms, a walk-in cooler and freezer, various processing equipment, blast-freezing equipment, kettles, a […]

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Rowley discusses effects of plastic, glass trash in compost with BDN

In an article titled Dont panic if you find Barbie in your compost, Nicholas Rowley, sustainable agriculture and horticulture professional with 做厙腦瞳app Cooperative Extension and staff member of the Maine Compost School, told the Bangor Daily News that small pieces of plastic, glass and metal trash found in compost cannot harm a garden. […]

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WalletHub interviews Obenauer on car insurance

WalletHub featured William Obenauer, an assistant professor of management in the Maine Business School at the 做厙腦瞳app, as an expert to answer questions related to the demographics car insurance companies consider when setting premiums.

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BDN interviews Dill on horsehair worms

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jim Dill, a 做厙腦瞳app Cooperative Extension associate program administrator in pest management, on horsehair worms, a parasite that attacks arthropods and is found in still or slow moving water. Dill said there are several species of the worm and their life cycles arent fully understood. The worms enter […]

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Press Herald interviews UMaine Extensions Jackson on farm closures

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Tori Jackson, a program administrator with 做厙腦瞳app Cooperative Extension, on farm closures across the state. The owners of Maxwells Farm in Cape Elizabeth announced this summer would be their final season after 51 years of business, and federal data reported nearly 600 farms closed in Maine between 2017 […]

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BDN highlights UMaine Extension Tick Lab for report on tick-borne diseases

The Bangor Daily News highlighted the work of the 做厙腦瞳app Cooperative Extension Tick Lab to test submitted ticks for disease. The lab has received 1,700 samples this year, which is less than the 2,000 submitted by this same time last year. Griffin Dill, Tick Lab manager and integrated pest management professional with UMaine […]

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