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Wild Blueberry Conference – Bangor

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Morning Session (2 PA Credits)

8:30-9:30: UMaine Research Update, Dr. Lily Calderwood, Assistant Professor and Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist, Anthony Ayers and Becky Gumbrewicz, Graduate Students
9:30-10:15: Insect Pest Management, Dr. Phillip Fanning, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Maine
10:15-11:00: Mummy Berry, Dr. Seanna Annis, Associate Professor of Mycology, University of Maine
11:00-11:15: Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine Updates
11:15-12:00: Grower Panel: Marketing Tips
12:00-1:00: LUNCH

Afternoon Session A: Value-added

1:00-1:30: Fresh-pack Handling, Dr. Lily Calderwood and Brogan Tooley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
1:30-2:00: Cooking with Wild Blueberries; Chef Demo, Rob Dumas, University of Maine Pilot Plant Manager
2:10-2:40: Wine Production, Michael Terrien and Ed Lutjens, Bluet Winery
2:40-3:10: Sod Production, Shannon Lions, Sunkhaze Wild Blueberry Farm
3:10-4:00: Speaker Panel/Discussion

Afternoon Session B: Production (1 PA Credit)

1:00-1:30: Tips for Aging Farmers and Their Families, Dick Brzozowski, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
1:30-2:00: Warming Impacts on Wild Blueberry Plants, Dr. YongJiang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology
2:10-2:40 Foliar Nutrient Sprays, Brogan Tooley, Extension Wild Blueberry Research Assistant
2:40-3:40: Bee Better Certified, Eric Venturini, NRCS and Xerces Society
3:40-4:00: Speaker Panel/Discussion


February 22, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lily Calderwood
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Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor
500 Main Street
Bangor, 04401 United States
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