BDN talks with Mallory, Birkel in reporting on Maine’s extended growing season

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Ellen Mallory, a University of Maine professor of sustainable agriculture, and Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, about the impact of changing weather patterns on the growing season in Maine. Mallory noted that it is likely the U.S. Department of Agriculture will adjust Maine’s hardiness zones based on the new climate normal data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last May.