Smithsonian Magazine interviews Calderwood for blueberry feature

Smithsonian Magazine referenced research from the University of Maine and interviewed Lily Calderwood, a wild blueberry specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a story about wild blueberries harvested in the state. University researchers are analyzing how the berries respond to heat stress and excessive precipitation in order to help farmers predict how they may be impacted by climate in the future. Calderwood, also an assistant professor of horticulture in UMaine’s School of Food and Agriculture, said industry professionals need to create more field tools to help farmers continue farming wild blueberries and keep the industry in Maine.