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March 2021

UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series/Plant Stress and Climate Change

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Plant Stress and Climate Change; Speaker: Yonjiang Zhang (University of Maine)

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UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series/Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Update

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Update

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UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series/Nutrient and Water Management in Northern Highbush

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Fertility and Water Management in Northern Highbush; Speaker: Dr. David Bryla (USDA ARS: Corvallis, Oregon)

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UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series/Crop Insurance and Food Safety Updates

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speakers: Chris Howard from the UMaine Extension Crop Insurance Program will give an update on crop insurance and food safety; and Hannah Mullally (NRCS): Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (IPPM) Program Overview If any other organization would like to give an update to this group on this date please reach out to Lily Calderwood at lily.calderwood@maine.edu.

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April 2021

UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference Series/Recipe to Market: Ca$hing in on Business Opportunities in Maine

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rescheduled from March 12. Speakers: Dr. Beth Calder and Dr. Jim McConnon (University of Maine)

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June 2021

Summer 2021 Field Days – Cherryfield

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join us for a combined pest and crop management field meeting on the barrens. Cherryfield Foods personnel will be attending to give us an irrigation demonstration and discuss their jack pine wind breaks. Kate McFarland, Assistant Agroforester for the USDA National Agroforestry Center, will be visiting us from Vermont to share her knowledge on wind breaks. UMaine researchers will discuss the most recent research and Extension efforts. You MUST pre-register in order to attend. Masks are encouraged and social distancing…

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Summer 2021 Field Days – Brunswick

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crystal Spring Farm Brunswick, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for a combined pest and crop management field meeting in southern Maine with the grower Seth Kroeck. Kate McFarland, Assistant Agroforester for the USDA National Agroforestry Center, will be visiting us from Vermont to share her knowledge on wind breaks. UMaine researchers will discuss the most recent research and Extension efforts. Maine NRCS will be present to share information about their mulch and irrigation programs. You MUST pre-register in order to attend. Masks are encouraged and social distancing…

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Summer 2021 Field Days – Rockport

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Join Dr. Calderwood, grower Paul Sweetland, and BlueWave Solar for a tour and discussion. You MUST pre-register in order to attend. Masks are encouraged and social distancing is required. For more information please contact Mary Michaud, 207.581.3175 or email mary.j.michaud@maine.edu. The theme is Climate Resilience. 8:00-9:00 Dual-Use Solar Construction over Wild Blueberry Tour and Discussion

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Summer 2021 Field Days – Stockton Springs

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Staples Homestead, 302 Old County Road
Stockton Springs, ME United States
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Free

Join us for a combined pest and crop management field meeting in Waldo County with the grower Josh Dixon. Dr. Calderwood’s UMaine team has a mulch research study at this location, which will be featured. Maine NRCS will be present to share information about mulch and irrigation programs. You MUST pre-register in order to attend. Masks are encouraged and social distancing is required. For more information please contact Mary Michaud, 207.581.3175 or email mary.j.michaud@maine.edu. The theme is Climate Resilience. 3:00-4:00…

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July 2021

Blueberry Hill Farm Field Day

July 8 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Blueberry Hill Farm, 1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME United States
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Free

The field day will take place in the morning this year. All sessions will be outside. A to-go lunch will be provided from Swamp Yankee BBQ! You MUST pre-register in order to attend. For more information please contact Mary Michaud, 207.581.3175 or email mary.j.michaud@maine.edu. The theme is Climate Resilience. When: Thursday, July 8, 2021 Time: 8:45 am – 1 pm Register Online here!

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