MCTA News

Public’s Help Needed to Find Asian Longhorned Beetles

August Is Tree Check Month: Public’s Help Needed to Find the Asian Longhorned Beetle Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/06/2018 09:57 AM 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. August Is […]


Meet the Candidates for Governor on August 28, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen of AgCom: The AGCOM Gubernatorial Forum is happening!  Click this link to download the PDF. Please encourage your members to attend, as this is a great way for them to understand each candidate’s positions on topics relevant to them, including their families and their businesses. We look forward to seeing you there! […]


Emerald Ashborer information session

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate Release August 15, 2018 Contact: John Bott, (207) 287-3156, john.c.bott@maine.gov Emerald Ash Borer Public Information Session Public invited to emerald ash borer information session on August 23rd in Frenchville, ME. FRENCHVILLE – Officials from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) […]


Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert: 8/6/2018

This announcement is also posted with color pictures on the Highmoor Farm Spotted Wing Drosophila web blog at https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/blog/tag/spotted-wing-drosophila/, where you can subscribe to updates. Please keep us abreast of any email address changes. Thank you.   Spotted Wing Drosophila Alert:  8/6/2018   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist; […]


Don’t forget July 22, open farm day

Maine Open Farm Day is July 22! Choose your own adventure, explore participating Maine farms AUGUSTA – Nearly 100 Maine farms invite the public to their farms for a free event Sunday, July 22. The 29th annual Open Farm Day is an informative ‘choose your own adventure’ experience to learn about Maine agriculture and farm […]


Emergency order on movement of Ash

Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 07/12/2018 01:19 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent – State Still Requesting Feedback AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation […]


Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid A little insect that means big trouble for hemlock trees. What is woolly adelgid? Hemlock woolly adelgids (Adelges tsugae Annad) are tiny insects, less than 1/16inch (1.5 mm) long, and typically a dark reddish brown or purplish black. They feed at the bases of hemlock needles, where the needles attach to the […]


Maine Ag trade shows registration now open

Registration for the 2019 Agricultural Trades Show is now open! Exhibitor Registration – Exhibition space is available for this popular event. Those who sell goods to agricultural based-businesses, and those who provide goods and services to agriculture are invited to register for a booth space. Meeting Space Registration – Meeting space is available at the Ag Trades […]


Commercial agriculture tax exemption cards

Hello Farmers! Many of you contacted our office because you have not yet received your Commercial Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption card. I am glad you reached out to let me know this was an issue for so many of you. I have been in touch with the Maine Revenue Service and have been assured that they […]


Forest & Shade Tree conditions report july

Insect & Disease Conditions Update June 26, 2018 A printer-friendly version of this report will be available on-line from the Conditions Report Index soon. Emerald Ash Borer in Maine Caterpillars Cause Concern Diseases and Injuries This is a busy season for our division. Detection of emerald ash borer in the Madawaska/Frenchville area of Aroostook County and recent retirements will present short-term […]