Yarborough speaks with BBC news about limited wild blueberry crop
David Yarborough, professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Maine, spoke with BBC News about the 2020 wild blueberry crop in Maine, and challenges wild blueberry farmers face. The crop, picked throughout August, will be limited this year, said Yarborough, also a professor emeritus wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. “It is to do with the weather. We had a series of frosts at the beginning of June, and then significant drought for the whole of the summer,” he says. “So we have much less fruit, and the berries are much smaller. It is a disaster.” The Center Square incorporated quotes from the BBC interview with Yarborough in its report on challenges Maine blueberry farmers face.