UMaine Extension webinar gives farmers management choices for rodents, wildlife

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The 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

“Rats and other pest control on the farm”Provides instructions for keeping rodents out of barns and grain stores, controlling raccoons, foxes and weasels in chicken coops and other animal houses, and reducing grazing 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.

“When you learn how to reduce wildlife losses on the farm to lower feed, grain and livestock mortality using recommended practices, you can improve farm profitability,” said Donna Coffin, professor of UMaine Extension, in a press release.

Registration is required; A $ 5 donation is optional. Register on the Event website to get a link to the live program or the recording. Two hour pesticide recertification credits have been requested for the program.

For more information or to request adequate accommodation, contact Anette Moulton, 207.564.3301; anette.moulton@maine.edu.

University of Maine Cooperative Expansion:

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has been a trusted resource for over 100 years, supporting UMaine’s role in public land and sea scholarship education through the implementation of community-based, research-based programs in each county in Maine. UMaine Extension supports, maintains and promotes the food industry. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where politics, research, production, processing, trade, nutrition, and food safety and security are inextricably linked. UMaine Extension also runs the most successful after-school youth education program in Maine with 4-H.

About the University of Maine:

Founded in Orono in 1865, the University of Maine is the state’s state land, sea, and space scholarship university. It is located on Marsh Island in the home of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine’s flagship Maine Public University, UMaine has a nationwide mission in teaching, research and business 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 more than 75 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,741 undergraduate and graduate students who have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scientists. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs with which students can acquire master’s, doctoral or professional scientific master’s degrees and diplomas. The university promotes environmental responsibility with significant efforts across campus to save energy, recycle it and comply with the standards for environmentally friendly construction in new buildings. For more information on UMaine, visit umaine.edu.