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
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)
Last day to register: August 26, 2022
Prerequisites: Background in farming or serious interest in farming wild blueberries.