Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist and Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Professional Interests: Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Agriculture
Research: Lily Calderwood’s research and education program works to develop whole system approaches to wild blueberry production in Maine. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is at the forefront of her work. Successful IPM programs improve the overall health of farms by incorporating subjects such as fertility, soil health, and plant physiology into pest management. Research projects in this new role will include weed surveys of wild blueberry farms, organic weed management tools, climate adaptation, and product assessment. Past projects studied insect-plant interactions and biological control on lavender, cut flower, hop, dry bean, grains, and oilseeds. Her applied research and education helps growers to identify and address on-farm needs. To learn more about wild blueberry production research and outreach at the University of Maine visit: https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/
L. Calderwood, Lewins, S., and Darby, H. 2015. Survey of northeastern hop arthropod pests and their natural enemies. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 6(1): 1-14.
L. Calderwood, Cubins, J., Vesty, D., and Darby, H. 2017. Effect of drive row ground covers on hop (Rosales: Cannabaceae) yard arthropod pests in Vermont, USA. Environmental Entomology 46(1): 1-8.