Lily Calderwood

Expertise

🚜 Agriculture, 🌑 Climate change, 🍞 Food security, πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ Gardening, πŸͺ΄ Horticulture, 🐞 Insects, 🌿 Organic food production, πŸ› Pests and parasites, 🟫 Soils, 🫐 Wild blueberries

Calderwood aims to develop whole system approaches to wild blueberry production in Maine. IPM is at the forefront of her work, which can improve the economic and ecological resilience of farms by incorporating subjects such as fertility, soil health, and plant physiology into pest management. Current research includes a weed surveys, tine weeding and cover cropping studies for organic weed management, mulching studies, crop and pest forecasting tools, and foliar fertilizer assessments. Visit Calderwood’s biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating appointment split30% research and 70% Cooperative Extension activities.
Calderwood balances her time between research about wild blueberry production (30%) and Cooperative Extension activities (70%).

Appointment details

Calderwood’s work is supported by:

  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • School of Food and Agriculture at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Integrated Nutrient and Pest Management for Wild Blueberry Growers in Maine