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Wild Blueberry Commission Fall Newsletter

Agricultural Trade Show

There will be a Pesticides Applicator Recertification session on Thursday, January 12, 2012 in the Kennebec/Penobscot Room at the Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control will present three hours of training sessions. Licensed pesticide applicators and dealers may attend sessions to earn credits towards recertification. One credit will be allowed for attendance for each hour. The schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:30 a.m. Worker Protection Standards Review – Gary Fish, BPC
10:45-11:45 a.m. “New” Blueberry Insect Pests – Frank Drummond, UMaine
12:30 -1:00 p.m. Blueberry Weed and Disease Update – David Yarborough, UMCE
1:00-1:30 p.m. Trends in Cranberry InsectsCharlie Armstrong, UMCE

The Maine Board of Pesticide Control has a PDF of all  trade show events providing pesticide credits at www.maine.gov/agriculture/pesticides/pdf/2012-TS-Program.pdf.

Articles on WildBlueberies.com

The Scientific Mind – Your Brain on Blueberries discusses how emerging research suggests that compounds in blueberries known as flavonoids may improve memory, learning and general cognitive functions, and may help slow the decline in age-related mental functions. You can view the complete PDF article at www.wildblueberries.com/news/scientificamericanmind0111-54.pdf.

Why not eat blueberries for Thanksgiving? – has several recipes including

  • Szechwan Crispy Duck with Chinese Wild Blueberry Sauce
  • Wild Blueberry Croissants with Wild Blueberry Apple Marmalade
  • Wild Blueberry Crème Brûlée
  • Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions and Wild Blueberries 

 Recipes can be found at www.wildblueberries.com/news/WB_WyomingTrib_Nov2010_ALL.pdf.

Sincerely,

Dave

David E. Yarborough
Extension Blueberry Specialist
www.wildblueberries.maine.edu

Information in this publication is provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any problems associated with the use of products or services mentioned. No endorsement of products or companies is intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products or companies implied.

©2011

Published and distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914, by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Land Grant University of the state of Maine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Cooperative Extension and other agencies of the U.S.D.A. provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Call 800-287-0274 or TDD 800-287-8957 (in Maine), or 207-581-3188, for information on publications and program offerings from University of Maine Cooperative Extension, or visit extension.umaine.edu.


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