UMaine Extension to supply farmers’ management choices for rodents, wildlife Feb. 23

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Raccoon at the bird feeder. Photo courtesy of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a webinar on ways to control rodents and wildlife on the farm Tuesday, February 23, from 1pm to 3pm.

According to a press release from UMaine News, “Farming rats and other pest control” includes guidance on keeping rodents out of barns and grain stores, controlling raccoons, foxes and weasels in chicken coops and other cattle sheds, and reducing predators from grazing animals. 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 reduce feed, grain and livestock mortality using recommended practices can improve farm profitability,” said Donna Coffin, Professor of UMaine Extension, in the press release.

Registration is required; A $ 5 donation is optional. Visit extension.umaine.edu to register and receive a link to the live programming or recording. 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 [email protected].

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