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MAINE CRANBERRY WORKSHOPS and/or EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


Online workshop available for 1 pesticide recertification credit: Integrated Pest Management in Cranberries: An Overview. Choose between pdf or PowerPoint formats, for viewing the workshop, and between pdf and MS Word for the quiz portion. Remaining instructions may be found on the file entitled “Accompanying Questions to the Online Workshop.”

  • Integrated Pest Management in Cranberries–An Overview: pdf  || pptx (PowerPoint version) (work through at your own pace)
  • Accompanying Questions to the Online Workshop: pdf || MS Word

Online workshop available for 1 pesticide recertification credit: Cranberries and a Changing Climate. Choose between pdf or PowerPoint formats, for viewing the workshop, and between pdf and MS Word for the quiz portion. Remaining instructions may be found on the file entitled “Accompanying Questions to the Online Workshop.”

  • Cranberries and a Changing Climate: pdf  || pptx (PowerPoint version) (work through at your own pace)
  • Accompanying Questions to the Online Workshop: pdf || MS Word

Cranberry Weeds Workshop with Hilary Sandler from the UMass Cranberry Experiment Station.

When?: Monday, Aug. 10th, 1:00 pm to 3:00/3:30 pm
Where?: Starting at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro, then heading to a nearby cranberry farm no later than 2 pm.

Join us as Hilary walks us through the highlights of a new cranberry weed ID guide, and provides examples of characteristics that will help you ID weeds on your own.  All are welcome to bring a few weeds with you for Hilary to identify.  2 pesticide credits will be awarded for those with pesticide applicator licenses.  Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Charles Armstrong at (207) 581-2967 to discuss their needs.


SOIL & NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT for BERRY CROPS

Note from Charles Armstrong: During the winter and spring of 2011-2012, I participated in a 12-part “Soil and Nutrient Management for Berry Crops” webinar series, a project that was funded by NE SARE (Northeast Sustainable Research and Education Program), and which was organized by Marvin Pritts (Professor of Horticulture at Cornell Univ.) and Cathy Heidenreich (Extension Berry Specialist at Cornell Univ.).  I found them quite valuable and informative, so I have attempted to capture (and share online) some key content from the series that might be helpful for cranberry growers.


  • Other Maine Opportunities: Check out UMaine Extension’s Workshops, Classes & Events
  • Massachusetts Workshops/Meetings: Visit the UMass Cranberry Experiment Station’s Calendar on their website at: http://www.umass.edu/cranberry/newsevents/calendar.html Note: Maine growers can get pesticide recertification credits, too, for Massachusetts and other out-of-state workshops if you provide some sort of proof of attendance (including a copy of the agenda) afterwards to the Maine Board of Pesticides Control.

Cranberry questions? Contact Charles Armstrong, Cranberry Professional. University of Maine Cooperative Extension || Pest Management Office || 491 College Avenue || Orono, ME 04473-1295 || Tel: 207.581.2967 [email: charles.armstrong@maine.edu]

 


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