UMaine Extension Offers Agricultural Research Updates October 13

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two research updates for the agriculture industry online on Wednesday, October 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Potato Virus Y (PVY) and the 2020 Growing Season PVY Research” will be presented online by University of Maine Ecology and Crop Management Professor Greg Porter, followed by “Pesticides and Off-Target Movement” with UMaine extension culture specialist Steve Johnson.

The cost is $ 5; registration is required to receive the link. Register and find more information about the program web page.

Participants can earn one pesticide recertification credit and one CCA credit.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact 207.554.4373; [email protected]

About the cooperative extension of the University of Maine:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported the public education role of UMaine’s Land and Sea Grants by conducting community-based research programs in every county in Maine. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and develop the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches all aspects of the Maine food system, where policy, research, production, processing, trade, nutrition, and food safety and security are integral and interdependent. UMaine Extension also runs Maine’s most successful after-school educational program for young people up to 4-H.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state university for land, maritime and spatial concessions. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state’s only public research university and one of the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and over 75 countries. UMaine currently has 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students who have the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking research with world-class academics. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master’s, doctoral, or master’s degrees in professional science, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial campus-wide efforts to conserve energy, recycle, and meet green building standards in new construction. For more information on UMaine, visit

Lana T. Arthur