MCTA News

Meet your next Governor

    Come Meet Maine’s Next Governor   Hear each of the gubernatorial candidates speak about the issues impacting Maine’s agricultural sector and engage in a question & answer session about some of the challenges facing Maine farmers and the potential solutions that would be proposed by the next governor. Each Candidate has their own […]


Collection of unwanted pesticides

Maine Collecting Unwanted Pesticides Free of Charge Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/22/2022 02:09 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control For Immediate Release  August 22, 2022 Contacts: Karla Boyd, Jim Britt Maine Collecting Unwanted Pesticides Free of Charge Augusta, MAINE – The Obsolete Pesticide Collection […]


PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION VIRTUAL TRAINING MEETING

Agricultural Applicator Recertification Meeting Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/22/2022 03:52 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control Pesticide Safety, Labels and Worker Protection Standard Virtual Recertification Meeting The Maine Board of Pesticides Control in cooperation with UMaine Cooperative Extension will be hosting a […]


ANIMAL HEALTH INFO

View as a webpage  /  Share Animal Health Program For Immediate ReleaseJuly 1, 2022 Media Contact: Jim Britt Maine Animal Health Officials Issue Update Regarding Poultry Swaps and Exhibitions In Response to Bird Flu Cases AUGUSTA- Today, due to another detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Maine in a small, non-commercial group of […]


Board Of Pesticides Control Public Hearing For Rulemaking Amendments

Board Of Pesticides Control Public Hearing For Rulemaking Amendments Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 05/27/2022 03:49 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control Board Of Pesticides Control Public Hearing For Upcoming Rulemaking Amendments  The BPC is conducting rulemaking to incorporate several amendments proposed in […]


Recent Policy Changes and Proposed Rulemaking for  Chlorpyrifos 

EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Board of Pesticides Control Recent Policy Changes and Proposed Rulemaking for Chlorpyrifos  (Photo of balsam gall midge damage by Ronald S. Kelley, VT Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation, courtesy of Bugwood.org) The Maine Board of Pesticides Control would like to update you on recent changes in policy […]


Recertification seminar/meeting.

Board of Pesticides Control Back to Basics Pesticide Applicator Recertification Meeting The Maine Board of Pesticides Control and UMaine Cooperative Extension are holding a joint Spring Meeting.   The meeting topic is Back to Pesticide Basics: IPM, Safety and Regulations Update and it will be held virtually on June 1, 2022, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. This […]


Some helpful sites to visit

Good Morning, At our AgCOM meeting, information and links are placed in the chat.  For those who weren’t able to attend, here are links (or information requests) that members wanted to share. Jessica Leahy (UMaine Experiment Station): This will be Dean Rowland’s first full summer here at the University.  Please let me know if there […]


Call to Action,need your help!

LD 2019 An Act To Require the Registration of Adjuvants in the State and To Regulate the Distribution of Pesticides with Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances would ban essential and safe agricultural pesticides in Maine.   Please call Senator Curry today and ask him to vote for the MAJORITY OUGHT NOT TO PASS REPORT (Senate Calendar […]


Avian Flu Update

Correction: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza SITUATIONAL REPORT – March 31, 2022 Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 03/31/2022 02:52 PM EDT View as a webpage  /  Share Animal Health Program Correction: The report date was updated to March 31, 2022. We apologize for having to resend this information.  SITUATIONAL REPORT – […]