Wild Blueberry Newsletter – February 2015
Wild Blueberry Spring Meeting Agenda
This year’s spring meeting will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 8:20 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Ramada Inn on the Odlin Road in Bangor. There is no cost to attend the spring meeting and lunch will be generously paid for by our sponsors – a list of sponsors will be provided at the spring meeting. This one-day long meeting gives us the opportunity to go into more detail on each topic and allows us to have a guest speaker, Jean Lafond from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Quebec, talk about soil and fertility management. If you want to attend the spring meeting, we ask that you register with us no later than March 10th, as we need to give an accurate lunch count to the Ramada Inn. Please contact Phoebe Nylund by email email@example.com or by phone 207.581.2892 with the name(s) and number of people attending the meeting/luncheon along with a telephone number and email address. If you call by phone and need to leave a message, please speak slowly and clearly leaving all the above information.
The board of Pesticides Control will be awarding five pesticide credits for certified applicators for attending this session.
Wild Blueberry Workshop – Agenda
|8:20 AM||Welcome – Wild Blueberry Commission Executive Director, Nancy McBrady|
|8:30 AM||Keynote Presentations
|9:45 AM||Wild Blueberry Crop Management – Systems Project Results Specialty Crop Research Initiative Panel Presentation – David Yarborough, Moderator
|11:30 AM||Pollinator Plan & Board Update – Gary Fish, Board of Pesticides Control|
|12:15 PM||LUNCH and Poster Session|
|1:45 PM||Specific in Depth Issues – Individual Presentations
|4:15 PM||Economics: Cost of Farming, Key Factors, Costs and Risks – George Criner|
David E. Yarborough
Extension Blueberry Specialist
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