UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference

Wild Blueberry PlantsDate: February 22, 2020
(Snow Date: February 29, 2020)
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
Location: Hollywood Casino, 500 Main St., Bangor, ME

Register Online

Registration Deadline: February 16, 2020.
Register early, space is limited to 200.


Would you like to be a sponsor of this event?

Email lily.calderwood@maine.edu for details.


Agenda

Table Set-up begins at 8:00 AM.

Morning Session (2 PA Credits)

8:30-9:30: UMaine Research Update, Dr. Lily Calderwood, Assistant Professor and Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist, Anthony Ayers and Becky Gumbrewicz, Graduate Students
9:30-10:15: Insect Pest Management, Dr. Phillip Fanning, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Maine
10:15-11:00: Mummy Berry, Dr. Seanna Annis, Associate Professor of Mycology, University of Maine
11:00-11:15: Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Updates
11:15-12:00: Grower Panel: Marketing Tips
12:00-1:00: LUNCH

Afternoon Session A: Value-added

1:00-1:30: Fresh-pack Handling, Dr. Lily Calderwood and Brogan Tooley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
1:30-2:00: Cooking with Wild Blueberries; Chef Demo, Rob Dumas, University of Maine Pilot Plant Manager
2:10-2:40: Wine Production, Michael Terrien and Ed Lutjens, Bluet Winery
2:40-3:10: Sod Production, Shannon Lions, Sunkhaze Wild Blueberry Farm
3:10-4:00: Speaker Panel/Discussion

Afternoon Session B: Production (1 PA Credit)

1:00-1:30: Tips for Aging Farmers and Their Families, Dick Brzozowski, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
1:30-2:00: Warming Impacts on Wild Blueberry Plants, Dr. YongJiang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology
2:10-2:40 Foliar Nutrient Sprays, Brogan Tooley, Extension Wild Blueberry Research Assistant
2:40-3:40: Bee Better Certified, Eric Venturini, NRCS and Xerces Society
3:40-4:00: Speaker Panel/Discussion


Directions


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Mary Michaud at mary.j.michaud@maine.edu or 207.581.3175 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.