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April 2018

Integrated Crop Management Field Training Sessions

Field training sessions will be offered at three locations to demonstrate and discuss the

Integrated Crop Management (ICM) field scouting techniques in Wild Blueberry Fact Sheet No. 204. The first and second session will cover mummy berry blight identification and monitoring, insect sweeping and identification, and weed identification and management. The third session will cover blueberry maggot fly trapping, spotted wing drosophila ID and trapping, leaf and soil sampling, leaf spot identification and monitoring and weed identification and management.

One recertification credit per session will be offered for certified pesticide applicators for each session.

All Field Training sessions will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Field Day Location Dates Location
Knox/Lincoln Counties
Tuesday, Tuesday, May 1, 22, June 19, 2018
Dean Dolham
Route 235, 2740 Western Road
Warren, Maine
Washington County
Wednesday, May 2, 23, June 20, 2018
Blueberry Hill Farm
1643 Route 1
Jonesboro, Maine
Hancock County
Thursday, May 3, 24, June 21, 2018
G. M. Allen’s Freezer
Route 15
Orland, Maine

New Fact Sheet on Management Strategies for Reduced Inputs and Weed Control

Herbicide Table and Environmental Notes

The reduced management strategies fact sheet gives updated suggestions on strategies to adjust inputs to reduced costs when prices are low.  The weed control herbicide table contains the common and scientific name of the weed and what herbicides are listed to control it to allow you to select the correct herbicide for control.

There is also an excellent guide to weed identification produced by Jennifer D’Appollonio, located on our web site in the fact sheet section under blueberry weed images https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/factsheets/blueberry-weed-images/ , to help you to identify the weeds in your field.

If you get the printed newsletter a copy of this fact sheet and table will be enclosed; if you get this by our email server it is included as an attached file, the links to them are:

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/factsheets/production/230-management-strategies-for- reduced-inputs/

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2011/02/Herbicide-label- control-by-spp18.pdf

https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2011/02/Herbicide-label- env-notes18.pdf

If you need a printed copy of the newsletter and herbicide table contact Colby Darling at 207-

581-2892 colby.darling@maine.edu.

Wild Blueberry Commission request for our newsletter mailing list

The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine has requested our mailing list to provide you with updates from the Commission.  If you do not want them to have your name, address and email please contact Colby Darling at 207-581-2892  colby.darling@maine.edu by May 1, 2018 and we will remove it from the list prior to sending it to them.

Sincerely,

 Dave

David E. Yarborough
Extension Blueberry Specialist


Wild blueberry fact sheets, past newsletters, contacts, resource links, calendar of events, and more can be found at the wild blueberry website: www.wildblueberries.maine.edu

 Information in this publication is provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any problems associated with the use of products or services mentioned. No endorsement of products or companies is intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products or companies implied.

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