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May 2017

Organic Blueberry Meeting

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is sponsoring an organic wild blueberry meeting on Thursday, June 22nd from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be hosted by Arthur Harvey on Ellsworth Damon’s organic wild blueberry field in Whitefield, Maine.  

This is an opportunity to get a review on insects, weed diseases and fertilizer updates from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Maine researchers and to network with your fellow organic wild blueberry growers.

The farm is located at 158 Thayer Road in Whitefield.  From Route 218, take Thayer Road north and turn right (north) at the fork in the road. The field is on the left, across from the house at 158 Thayer Road.  If you come to Palmer or Nash roads, then you have gone too far.

Map of Whitefield, Maine

Integrated Crop Management Field Training Sessions Continue

 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 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 re-certification 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, June 27, 2017
Donna Dolham
Route 235, 2740 Western Road
Warren, Maine
Washington County
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Blueberry Hill Farm
1643 Route 1
Jonesboro, Maine
Hancock County
Thursday, June 29, 2017
G. M. Allen’s Freezer
Route 15
Orland, Maine

 Blueberry Equipment “Wanted” or “For Sale

 If you have not looked at our blueberry equipment “wanted” or “for sale” web page lately, you should because we have added many new items. You can find current equipment available at https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/wild-blueberry-equipment-wanted-or-for-sale/.

For those of you who have posted blueberry ­equipment “for sale” or “wanted” on our website, please let us know when you have sold your equipment so that we can remove your ad from the web page allowing us to keep the page up-to-date. You can contact Phoebe Nylund to post or remove ads from our website at phoebe.nylund@maine.edu or by phone at 207.581.2892 (Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Remember to keep you ad short listing equipment description, price and contact information. 

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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