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Blueberry Hill Farm Field Day

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Blueberry Hill Farm
1643 Rt. 1, Jonesboro, ME

This year’s big field day will feature a morning of IPM with UMaine researchers, and burgers on the grill for lunch, followed by an exciting afternoon with the following sessions.

9:00-12:00 Pest and Crop Management (2 pesticide credits)
Starts in Lower Field

9:00-10:00: Weed Management (Lily Calderwood and Josh Stubbs)

  • Tractor spray coverage demonstration
  • Herbicide stacking discussion
  • Testing your own soil pH

10:00-10:30 Pest and Pollinator Insects (Phil Fanning)
10:30-11:00 Disease Management (Seanna Annis)
11:00-11:30 Crop Management (Lily Calderwood and John Zhang)

11:30-1:00 Lunch (Beef and Veggie Burgers + Ice Cream!)
Three Bay Barn

11:30-12:15 Tony Shurman, Wyman’s of Maine President & CEO
12:15-12:30 Wild Blueberry Heritage Museum Awards
12:30-12:45 Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Awards

1:00-2:30 Choose Your Own Adventure (three open stations)

A.     Fresh Pack Technology
Three Bay Barn

  • Coldtainer and ThermoKing Cold Storage Options
  • Forced Air Cooling Demonstration
  • Meet the new UMaine Extension Ag Engineer (Dr. Sumon Datta)

B.      Drought Management
Upper Field

  • Climate Change Chamber Findings
  • Mulching with a Manure Spreader
  • Irrigation Demonstration

C.      Harvester Demos
Upper Field

  • Tractor Harvester with Newest Heads
  • DH Harvester and Grasshopper Mower (a new walk-behind)

2:30-3:30 Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine with Refreshments
Three Bay Barn

  • Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine:
    How We’re Working Towards Addressing Today’s Production Challenges
  • Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WABANA)-US:
    An Update on the New “Here in Maine” Campaign and Other Promotional Work

Details

Date:
July 14
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/blueberry-hill-farm-field-day-2/

Organizer

Lily Calderwood
Phone:
207.581.3175
Email:
lily.calderwood@maine.edu
Website:
https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/

Venue

Blueberry Hill Farm
1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME United States
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