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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers.

PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit)
Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest lecturers

Fall semester – Aug. 30–Sept. 29 (5 weeks)
TuesdayThursday 5:30–7:30 p.m. (online, synchronous)

Last day to register: Aug. 26. Register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/wild-blueberry-production-short-course-2022/

Prerequisites: Background in farming or serious interest in farming wild blueberries.

Questions? Contact Dr. Lily Calderwood: lily.calderwood@maine.edu

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Mary Michaud at 207.581.3175 or 800.287.1421 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Venue

Online

Organizer

Lily Calderwood
Phone:
207.581.3193
Email:
lily.calderwood@maine.edu