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March 2022

Pollinators! (1PA Credit)

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Phil Fanning will discuss wild blueberry honey bee and bumblebee pollination in addition to the importance of our native pollinators in Maine wild blueberry production. All sessions start a 4:00 pm and could run for 1 or 2 hours depending on discussion back and forth. The login link and password are the same for all sessions. This information will be sent to you once you register online or call Mary to register over the phone at 207.581.3175.

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Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Update

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

Eric Venturini, Executive Director, will share an update of Commission activities and Bruce Hall, Chair of the Wild Blueberry Commission Advisory Committee, will share the role of this committee on research activities with the UMaine researchers. All sessions start a 4:00 pm and could run for 1 or 2 hours depending on discussion back and forth. The login link and password are the same for all sessions. This information will be sent to you once you register online or call…

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Drought and Water Management in Wild Blueberry

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Yongjiang Zhang, plant physiologist, will share his recent findings on climate change, drought, and water management in wild blueberry. All sessions start a 4:00 pm and could run for 1 or 2 hours depending on discussion back and forth. The login link and password are the same for all sessions. This information will be sent to you once you register online or call Mary to register over the phone at 207.581.3175.

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Certifications Panel

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

Eric Venturini will facilitate a panel on Certifications available to farmers including MOFGA Organic, Bee Better Certified, Non-GMO Project, and Certified Naturally Grown. All sessions start a 4:00 pm and could run for 1 or 2 hours depending on discussion back and forth. The login link and password are the same for all sessions. This information will be sent to you once you register online or call Mary to register over the phone at 207.581.3175.

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May 2022

Organic Field Meeting

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blue Hill Berry Company, 365 Rt 173
Surry, ME United States
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Blue Hill Berry Company, Nicholas Lindholm The field behind 365 Rt 172, Surry. This field is behind the Surry General Store but do NOT park at the store. Park either in the field behind 365, which is a brown house, OR across the street in a grassy field labeled for UMaine parking. Organic management of spring pests will be discussed at one of Blue Hill Berry Co’s fields in Surry with Drs. Phil Fanning, Seanna Annis, and Lily Calderwood. Lily…

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Downeast IPM and Crop Management Field Meeting

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blueberry Hill Farm, 1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME United States
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Where: UMaine Blueberry Hill Farm, Jonesboro, ME When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Time: 10:00 am. – 12:00 p.m. 1643 US-1, Jonesboro, Maine 2 PA Credit.  

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June 2022

Downeast IPM Field Meeting

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harmon Mountain Farm, 2001 Northfield Road
Northfield, ME United States
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Harmon Mountain Farm, Ethan Davis Directions: 2001 Northfield Road, Northfield Harmon Mountain Farm is now under new management after the Antil’s retired. Join us to connect with each other and learn about pest and crop management with new energy! 1 Pesticide Credit.

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Mid-Coast IPM and Mulch Field Meeting

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brodis Blueberries, 87 Jones Hill Rd
Hope, ME 04847 United States
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Brodis Blueberries, Ron Howard Directions: 87 Jones Hill Rd, Hope is off of Rt 235. You cannot access the farm via Appleton. Join us at Brodis Blueberries to connect with other growers, learn about pest and crop management, and see large-scale mulching in action. 2  Pesticide Credit.

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July 2022

Fresh Pack Line Meeting

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Welch Farm, 186 Roque Bluffs Road
Roque Bluffs, ME United States
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Welch Farm, Lisa & Wayne Hanscom 186 Roque Bluffs Road, Roque Bluffs, ME Welch Farm invested in a new fresh pack line from the Maine Wild Blueberry Equipment Company in 2021 and Dr. Lily Calderwood has a cold storage demonstration at their farm. Come discuss fresh pack line improvements and berry quality with us!

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Blueberry Hill Farm Field Day

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Blueberry Hill Farm, 1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME United States
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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…

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