UMaine Extension provides farmers management choices for rodents, wildlife Feb. 23

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ORONO – University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a webinar on methods of controlling rodents and wildlife on the farm from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday, February 23rd.

“Fighting Rats and Other Bugs on the Farm” provides guidance on protecting rodents from barns and grain stores, combating raccoons, foxes and weasels in chicken coops and other livestock houses, and reducing grazing animals’ predators. Moderators will be Kathy Murray, an IPM entomologist for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry in Maine; and wildlife biologist Adam Vashon of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services.

“Learning how to reduce wildlife losses on the farm to lower feed, grain and livestock mortality using recommended practices can improve farm profitability,” said Donna Coffin, professor of UMaine Extension. Registration is required; A $ 5 donation is optional.

Register on the event website at https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/rats-and-other-vermin-control-on-the-farm/ for a link to the live program or the recording to obtain. Two hour pesticide recertification credits have been requested for the program. For more information or to request appropriate accommodation, contact Anette Moulton at 207-564-3301 or anette.moulton@maine.edu.