2022 Wild Blueberry Research and Extension Reports
The full content of the 2022 Wild Blueberry Research and Extension Report will be posted online here on the Maine Wild Blueberry site.
The work presented here would not be possible without our farmer and processor collaborators and funding sources. This document was compiled and edited by Dr. Lily Calderwood and her Research Assistants, Mara Scallon, and Brogan Tooley.
The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot homeland is connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations — the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq — through kinship, alliances and diplomacy. The University also recognizes that the Penobscot Nation and the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination. The Wild Blueberry Cooperative Extension & Research team recognizes that the ongoing cultivation of wild blueberry in Maine is based on the knowledge and experience gained by generations of Passamaquoddy, Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, and Penobscot communities; these communities continue to cultivate and celebrate wild blueberry today.
University of Maine Faculty Contributors
- Dr. Seanna Annis, Associate Professor of Mycology, School of Biology and Ecology
- Dr. Lily Calderwood, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture, School of Food and Agriculture
- Dr. Phil Fanning, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, School of Biology and Ecology
- Dr. Rachel Schattman, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, School of Food and Agriculture
- Dr. YongJiang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology, School of Biology and Ecology
Research Assistant Contributors
Judy Collins, Mara Scallon, and Brogan Tooley
Blueberry Hill Farm Crew
Josh Stubbs and Chris McManus
Graduate Student Contributors
Ali Bello, Ben Johnson, Abby Novak, Pratima Pahadi, Ian Leonard, and Rafa Tasnim
Undergraduate Assistant Contributors
Many thanks to the following individuals for their photo contributions on the cover: Bates, Abby Cadorette, and Brogan Tooley
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