Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Browntail moth outbreaks anticipated statewide this year

April 9, 2019 – Penobscot Bay Pilot – As spring slowly moves its way into Maine, data is indicating that large parts of the Midcoast and southern central parts of the state are likely to experience another tough year with the Browntail moth. Maine Forest Service’s aerial survey in fall 2018 showed more than 126,000 acres affected — double what was reported two years earlier, according to a news release from UMaine.

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