Calderwood speaks to News Center Maine about wild blueberry irrigation

Lily Calderwood, wild blueberry specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke to News Center Maine for an article about Brodis Blueberries in Hope using irrigation to combat recent drought. Calderwood said there has been a renewed focus on irrigation among farmers in Maine. “Large producers already have irrigation in place in the form of sprinklers and large irrigation guns for a few different purposes. The sprinklers are used in the early spring to mitigate frost damage to flowers during bloom when temperatures dip below freezing, while both the sprinklers and big guns are used to irrigate throughout the season,” Calderwood said.