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Sleeping through the summer(3)

August 2, 2020

Eastern Phoebe young in a nest of moss, photographed by Tom Oliver.

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Improving garden soil health with UMaine Extension Aug. 17

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a webinar about fall garden activities to help improve soil health noon–1 p.m. Aug. 17. UMaine Extension educator Caragh Fitzgerald will discuss “Cover Crops and Soil Management in the Garden” with a special emphasis on cover crops. Fitzgerald will talk about what to cover crops to […]

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It’s a small world: Little grasshopper dines on a coneflower. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

UMaine Extension updates hay directory, recommends sourcing winter feed now

ORONO – Hay and forage producers in Maine have experienced some major swings in weather over the past two years. Excessive rain delayed harvests last season, reducing quality, and this year excessively dry conditions in some parts of the state are reducing yields for second and third cuttings. University of Maine Cooperative Extension hosts a […]


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