Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

A woman conducts a tick survey in a forest by dragging a white cloth over the ground.

Community scientists key to pioneering UMaine tick study

A study led by researchers at the University of Maine spearheaded a new approach to finding where ticks love to lurk. The Maine Forest Tick Survey trained hundreds of woodland owners in Maine to systematically comb their properties for disease-toting ticks to discern how forest management may influence the pest’s prevalence. Ticks pose a growing […]

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Science afield: Emily Filiberti makes an extraordinary bird connection

Written by Emily Filiberti, Master’s of Science student in wildlife ecology  The return of songbirds en masse to northern forests marks the arrival of spring. However, we rarely know the exact location where these birds have spent their winter, or the routes that they navigated during migration. As a graduate student at the University of […]

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Teisl named interim dean/director

Mario Teisl has been named interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and interim director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, succeeding Fred Servello, who retired on June 30 after four years of serving as dean. Plans for a national search for dean and Experiment Station director are underway. […]

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BDN interviews Moran for article about choosing fruit trees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology in the School of Food and Agriculture and tree fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “How to choose the right fruit tree for your yard.” Moran recommends people consider the winter hardiness of fruit trees and the length […]

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BDN interviews Drummond for article about ordering bees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Why the middle of winter is the best time to order bees.” With bee season approaching, beginning beekeepers must think about when to order bees. “You should order them right away […]

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Witter Wonderland to feature pony rides, crafts, music

Members of the campus community and public are invited to attend Witter Wonderland, a barn-wide holiday event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the University of Maine’s Witter Farm. Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday attire to meet the farm’s horses, cows and sheep. The event will kick off with a performance […]

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Trick or Trot at Witter Farm Oct. 26

The University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team invites the campus community and public to the annual Trick or Trot from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at UMaine’s Witter Farm in Old Town. This year, students from the Maine Animal Club and the Ewe-Maine Icelandic Sheep Club also will be involved. The event will include […]

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2018 Highmoor Farm Fall Harvest Sale Oct. 10

Staff members from the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm in Monmouth will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 10 for the farm’s annual fall harvest sale. Several varieties of apples, pumpkins and squash will be available 10 a.m.–4 p.m. near Cyrus Pavilion Theatre. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 11. A list of available apple varieties […]

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portrait of mark hutton

Hutton named associate dean for research

Mark Hutton has been named associate dean for research in the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Hutton joined the UMaine community in 2001, where he has held a joint appointment as an associate professor in the School of Food […]

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