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2013 Newsletters - Wild Blueberry Newsletter – April 2013

April 2013

Integrated Crop Management Field Training Sessions

Field training sessions will be offered at three locations to demonstrate and discuss the Integrated Crop Management (ICM) field scouting techniques in Wild Blueberry Fact Sheet No. 204.  The first and second session will cover mummy berry blight identification and monitoring, insect sweeping and identification, and weed identification and management.  The third session will cover blueberry maggot fly trapping, leaf and soil sampling, and weed identification and management.  One recertification credit per session will be offered for certified pesticide applicators for each session.

All Field Training sessions will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Field Day Locations Location
Knox/Lincoln Counties
Tuesday, April 23, May 28, and June 25
Charles and Dorothy Dolham’s on Rt. 235, 2740 Western Road, Warren
Washington County
Wednesday, April 24, May 29, and June 26
Blueberry Hill Farm, Route 1, Jonesboro
Hancock County 
Thursday, April 25 May 30 and June 27
G. M. Allen’s Freezer on Route 15, Orland

Pollinator Workshop at Blueberry Hill Farm

Frank Drummond will be conducting a pollination workshop on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Blueberry Hill Farm Experiment Station in Jonesboro.  He will provide instruction on bee identification and how to estimate bee density and fruit set so that you can determine if you are getting adequate pollination.  Since this workshop requires good weather, we will have a rain date for this one week later at the same time on May 29, 2013.

Sincerely,

 

David E. Yarborough 
Extension Blueberry Specialist


Wild blueberry fact sheets, past newsletters, contacts, resource links, calendar of events, and more can be found at the wild blueberry website 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.

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Cooperative Extension: Maine Wild Blueberries
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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