MCTA News

Highmoor farm Field day registration, last call!

If you haven’t registered for the 2019 Highmoor Farm Field Day, it’s not too late. It will be held on Wednesday, July 31st from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More information is posted on our website: https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/2019/06/18/highmoor-farm-field-day-july-31-2019/. The cost is $30.00 and includes a barbecue dinner.  Participants may receive 2 Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for attending one […]


Agcom invited to tour new lab @ UMO

Maine Christmas Tree Association as a member of AGCOM has been invited to tour the new diagnostic facility at the university in Orono. Please call me for the date and time if you would be interested. This should be a very interesting tour and a chance to see how to get bugs and disease’s solved […]


Invasive pest update

Invasive Pest News: Summer I Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 06/29/2019 07:05 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Invasive Pest Outreach Information Maine’s Agricultural FairsBrowntail Moth UpdateEmerald Ash Borer Surveys and UpdatesOut-of-State Firewood BanInvasive Forest Pest WorkshopCitizen Volunteer SurveysMaine’s Agricultural FairsMaine’s Agricultural Fair Season is […]


Maine Farmland Trust needs help

Land for Maine’s Future BondIn order for farms to continue to provide the economic, environmental, pastoral, recreational, and educational benefits to the state, there must be the land base to support and grow Maine’s food and agricultural economy. The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Program is an important source of public funding for conservation in Maine. The […]


FORESTRY UPDATES view as a web page

May 2019 Insect and Disease Conditions Update Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 05/29/2019 09:24 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions Update May 29, 2019In this issue:InsectsDiseases, Injuries and Environmental IssuesCalendar May brings some personnel changes to our world that we’d like to […]


SCORE and Farmers

2Receive Updates   ISCORE Maine Launches Legacy Planning for Farmers Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 05/03/2019 12:56 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy.SCORE Maine Launches Legacy Planning for FarmersPortland, Maine— SCORE (www.score.org), […]


REVIVING & MANAGING WILD APPLE TREES

1Receive Updates   Reviving & Managing “Wild” Apple Trees Workshop Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 02/20/2019 04:25 PM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy.Reviving & Managing “Wild” Apple Trees WorkshopSouth Paris, Maine—The Oxford […]


EMERALD ASH BORER TRAP TREE PEELING WORKSHOP

Emerald Ash Borer Trap Tree Peeling Workshops 2019 – Lebanon and Bar Harbor Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 02/15/2019 03:13 PM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions UpdateEmerald Ash Borer Trap Tree Peeling Workshops 2019The Maine Forest Service will […]


OBSERVE INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK

10 Ways to Observe National Invasive Species Awareness Weekin MaineFebruary 25 – March 3, 2019Emerald ash borer adult. Photo by Marianne Prue, Ohio Department of Natural Resources1. Learn how to identify invasive plants that might be growing on your property. With the leaves off the trees, now is a great time to find some invasive plants that might […]


CROP INS. DEADLINE

The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy. 2019 Crop Insurance Deadline ApproachesMarch 15, 2019 is the deadline to enroll, cancel, or change policy coverage for crop insurance on spring-seeded crops in Maine such as corn, sweet corn, barley, oats, spring wheat, and potato.  Those producing other, “non-insurable” spring-seeded crops such as tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, […]