Wild Blueberry Newsletter – December 2012

December 2012

Wild Blueberry Commission Newsletter

Agricultural Trade Show

There will be a Pesticides Applicator Recertification session on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control will present three hours of training sessions. Licensed pesticide applicators and dealers may attend sessions to earn credits towards re-certification. One credit will be allowed for each hour-session attended. The schedule is as follows:

9:00-10:00 a.m. Spotted Winged Drosophila Update – David Handley, UMaine Extension
10:30-11:30 a.m. Blueberry Pest Management  Update – David Yarborough,  UMaine Extension
12:00-1:00 p.m. BPC Update – Gary Fish, Board of Pesticide Control

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control will also present a three-hour training session on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to prepare growers for the Private Pesticide Applicator Core exam.  After the Core exam training, both Core and Commodity exams will be administered.  Pre-registration required. Please call 207.287.2661 or email anne.bills@maine.gov to reserve a seat.

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Private Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Training – Jim Dill, UMaine Extension & Gary Fish, Board of Pesticide Control
1:30-4:00 p.m. Private Pesticide Applicator Core & Commodity Exams Administered

The Maine Board of Pesticide Control has other events including a Wednesday program at 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Talking About Pesticides with Customers and Neighbors by Vincent Covello, Center for Risk Communication, Columbia University.

All trade show events providing pesticide credits can be found at Get Real Get Maine www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/calendar.detail/event_id/94/index.htm.


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 web site 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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