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 […]

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

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 discussion with Rob Machado and Lily Calderwood.

Free

2024 UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference

Moore Community Center 125 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine

Location: Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 (Venue Map Below) Format: In-person with breakout rooms, lunch, etc., Virtual: Available If you choose to attend virtually, the Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event. We are excited to gather, again to cover many aspects of wild blueberry production this year. While we encourage […]