Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students

online/synchronous

Fall semester: 8/30/22 to 9/29/22 (5 weeks) Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30–7:30 p.m. (online, synchronous) Cost: $50-$150 PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Instructors: Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest lecturers Register Online This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers […]

$50 – $150

Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students

online/synchronous

Fall semester: 8/30/22 to 9/29/22 (5 weeks) Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30–7:30 p.m. (online, synchronous) Cost: $50-$150 PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Instructors: Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest lecturers Register Online This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers […]

$50 – $150

2023 UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference

Cross insurance Center 515 Maine Street, Bangor, Maine, United States

Celebrating 125 Years of UMaine Wild Blueberry Research and Extension! 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. — Conference 4:00-7:00 p.m. —Social Time (Value-Added Vendors, Bar serving wild blueberry drinks, Dinner, and Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Amanda Beal of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry) Format: In-person with breakout rooms, lunch, etc. Three Pesticide Credits are available for full-day […]

Free – $50

Hygienic Equipment Design for Wild Blueberry Growers

Brodis Blueberries 87 Jones Hill Road, Hope, ME, United States

Guest speaker: Chris Callahan, Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineering, University of Vermont Cooperative Extension. We will be working with two types of harvesters and a winnower/picking machine. Bring a clipboard if you have one. Dress for packing house temperatures of around 55°.

Free

Jonesboro Spring IPM Field Meeting with PIZZA!

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

Pesticide Credits: 2 Cost: Free with donations accepted. Topics Covered: Pre and post-emergent herbicide stacking and fine leaf sheep fescue management with Josh Stubbs and Lily Calderwood, flea beetle and span worm monitoring and management with Phil fanning, and mummy berry disease management with Seanna Annis.

Free

Hope Spring IPM and Fresh Pack Meeting with PIZZA! POSTPONED to May 10th

Brodis Blueberries 87 Jones Hill Road, Hope, ME, United States

Pesticide Credits: 2 Cost: Free with donations accepted. This field meeting has been changed to Wed, May 10, 2023. Topics Covered: Weed ID and management with Paul Sweetland and Lily Calderwood, spring insect pests and pollinators with Phil Fanning, diseases with Seanna Annis, and WeCo fresh pack line with Ron Howard.  

Free

Dresden Organic and Value-added Meeting with KIDS, CRISP and PIZZA!

Fields Fields Blueberries 565 Blinn Hill Road, Dresden, ME, United States

Pesticide Credits: 2 Cost: Free with donations accepted. Topics Covered: Field re-habilitation, mulching, drought management, weed, insect, pollinator, and disease management with Lily Calderwood, Phil Fanning, and Seanna Annis, food safety review with Rob Machado, and value-added wild blueberry products with Ashley Fields.

Free

Orland Land Improvement Field Meeting with PIZZA!

44.579741, -68.721168 124 Upper Falls Road, Orland, ME, United States

Pesticide Credits: 0 Cost: Free with donations accepted. Topics Covered: Land-leveling, de-rocking, mulching, and carbon with Simeon Allen, Chris Phinney, Lily Calderwood, and John Zhang.

Free

Rockport Solar, IPM and Organic with Paul Sweetland and Cary Nash with PIZZA!

Pesticide Credits: 2 Cost: Free with donations accepted. Topics Covered: Dual-use solar with Lily Calderwood, managing multiple fields, long-term weed and soil management, equipment used to apply sulfur and herbicides, burning with Cary Nash and Paul Sweetland. The driveway is right across from C and R Merritt Transportation Inc. Drive all the way up the […]

Free

Blueberry Hill Farm Field Day

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

Pesticide Credits: 3 Lunch: Summer Picnic with meat and vegetarian options. Cost: Free with donations accepted.

Free

Blue Hill Fresh Pack Meeting with PIZZA! CANCELED

Danner Dew Farm 1145 Pleasant Street, Blue Hill, ME, United States

This Field Day has been canceled. Pesticide Credits: 0 Cost: Free with donations accepted. Topics covered: Fresh pack operation and innovations with Danner Dewey, fresh pack line and food safety […]

Free