Posts Tagged ‘wild blueberries’

Yarborough Talks to BDN about Bountiful Blueberry Harvest

Monday, August 26th, 2013

David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist and horticulture professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article “Blueberry harvest looking bountiful.” Yarborough said berry size and yields are “average or above” but warned about the increased presence of the spotted wing drosophila, a fruit fly that attacks blueberries.

Yarborough Talks about Blueberry Harvest with WABI, Press Herald

Monday, August 12th, 2013

David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) and the Portland Press Herald about this year’s harvest. He said heavy rainfall left some areas of the state with a small crop, while other places — such as Down East — produced larger crops.