Cooperative Extension blueberry specialist quoted in Bangor Daily News

David Yarborough, a blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the anticipated success of this years growing season.

Yarborough organized and moderated the annual meeting of blueberry growers from around the state — held at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro — this past Wednesday.

Last year’s harvest of 104.4 million pounds of wild blueberries was reported to be one of the largest ever. A typical blueberry season contributes about $90 million to the Maine’s economy each year, according to Yarborough.