Wild blueberries

Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students


PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit)
Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest lecturers

Fall semester – 8/30/22 to 9/29/22 (5 weeks)
Tue/Th 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (online, synchronous)

Prerequisites: Background in farming or serious interest in farming wild blueberries.

Questions? Contact Dr. Lily Calderwood: lily.calderwood@maine.edu


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Program Description

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Mary Michaud at 207.581.3175 or 800.287.1421 (in Maine) to discuss your needs.  Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Program Details


8/30/22 – 9/29/22 (5 weeks) Tuesdays & Thursdays


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Dr. Lily Calderwood, UMaine Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist

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Dr. Lily Calderwood; lily.calderwood@maine.edu


Online, synchronous

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