UMaine Extension to host wild blueberry conference Feb. 22

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a wild blueberry conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 22 (snow date Feb. 29) at the Hollywood Casino Hotel in Bangor.

The conference includes the latest research on management of diseases and pests, updates from the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission, a grower panel discussion, and separate afternoon sessions with a choice between value-added products or crop production focus.

The conference fee is by donation and includes lunch; registration is required. Register online by Feb. 16. Pesticide credits will be available. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Mary Michaud, 207.581.3175; More information also is available on the conference website or by contacting UMaine Extension blueberry specialist Lily Calderwood, 207.581.3193;