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Blueberry Hill Farm Field Day

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Important news! We will have transportation to and from the field this year.

We have an exciting line up of topics including harvester efficiency and cleaning, fresh pack lines, pest and crop management, and climate change adaptation. There will also be an excellent home cooked meal for lunch and time to talk with sponsoring and vending companies that help support this industry.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Blueberry Hill Farm 1643 US-1, Jonesboro, ME
Pesticide Credits: 2

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Register by calling: Mary Michaud at 207.581.3175

Morning Session Agenda:

9:00 Welcome (Growing Degree Day and Crop Update)

9:10 – 9:30 Fine Leaf Sheep Fescue Control Herbicide Demonstration
Dr. Lily Calderwood and Jordan Parks

9:30 – 10:00 Drone Spraying Demonstration and Research Update
Patrice Sison, Active Intelligence, Dr. Lily Calderwood

10:00 – 10:45 Harvester and Bin Cleaning Demonstration
Lindsay Werner DACF and Logan Brewer Helena/BioSafe

10:45 – 11:30 Fresh Pack Lines
Ron Howard of Brodis Blueberries, Tim Clower of AMVT Line, and Travis Carini of Michigan Blueberry Equipment Sales

11:30 – 11:45 Shading Experiment and Crop Year N Update
Dr. Lily Calderwood, Abby Cadorette

11:45 – 12:00 Transition to Organic Program
Chris Grigsby, MOFGA

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch Agenda: Food Provided by Angie’s Comfort Kitchen

12:30 – 12:45 Wild Blueberry Heritage Center Hall of Honor Awards
Kaysie Logan

12:45 – 1:15 Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Update
Eric Venturini
Afternoon IPM Session Agenda:

1:00 – 1:45 Harvester Efficiency Project Update
UMaine Mechanical Engineering and Advance Manufacturing Center

1:45 – 2:05 Insect Management
Dr. Phil Fanning

2:05 – 2:25 Disease Management
Dr. Seanna Annis

2:25 – 2:45 Climate and Plant Physiology
Dr. Yongjiang Zhang

2:45 – 3:05 Climate Change Risk Planning
Dr. Rachel Schattman


June 27
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Blueberry Hill Farm
1643 US-1
Jonesboro, ME 04648 United States
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