<span>MCTA News</span>

Emerald Ash Borer update

For Immediate Release September 18, 2018 Contact: John Bott, (207) 287-3156, john.c.bott@maine.gov Emerald ash borer Emergency Order expands to includeYork County towns Public Informational Meeting to be held in Lebanon on October 1 AUGUSTA – In response to the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) infested trees in western York County, the Maine Department of […]


Get Real. Get Maine! Totes Now Available!

With the ever expanding desire to reduce waste in our communities and phasing out the use of single use plastic bags, get real. get Maine! has a solution for its members! We now offer 15” X 13” totes for sale. Members can purchase these sturdy, totes in bundles of 25 at $2 per bag for a total […]


Emergency Order Restricting Movement of Ash Products & Firewood

Emergency Order Issued: Restricting the Movement of Certain Ash (Fraxinus spp) Products and Any Untreated Firewood from Emerald Ash Borer Infested Towns in Maine Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/10/2018 12:23 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. EMERGENCY ORDER ISSUED – Restricting […]


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; […]


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 […]


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 […]