UNIVERSITY OF MAINE WILD BLUEBERRY RESEARCH AND EXTENSION

Through the Wild Blueberry Commission's Advisory Committee, we have supported University of Maine research since 1945, and continue to do so through strategic investment and partnership.

Scroll down to learn about the University of Maine research and Extension faculty who continually help us to improve wild blueberry production in Maine.

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DR. LILY CALDERWOOD

Dr. Calderwood is the Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist. Her extensive research and education program aims to develop whole system approaches to wild blueberry production in Maine.

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DR. SEANNA ANNIS

Dr. Annis has led wild blueberry disease research at the University of Maine for decades. Her work primarily focuses on understanding wild blueberry diseases and finding management solutions.

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DR. PHIL FANNING

Dr. Fanning studies the role of insects in the wild blueberry system in Maine. He brings a depth of experience to Maine from over a decade of work in blueberries in Michigan.

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DR. YONGJIANG ZHANG

Dr. Zhang and the Zhang lab are studying wild blueberry physiology and the plants physiological response to climate change.

 
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DR. RACHEL SCHATTMAN

New to wild blueberries, Dr. Schattman's projects so far include focus on agricultural resiliency in a changing climate.

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DR. JONATHAN MALACARNE

Dr. Malacarne is an agricultural economist at Umaine. New to wild blueberries, he is helping us understand the structural composition of Maine's wild blueberry economy.

 
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DR. DAVID YARBOROUGH

Dr. David Yarborough served as the wild blueberry specialist with the Cooperative Extension for over 3 decades and is now Professor Emeritus. Some of his key research includes studies on yield (1), (2), competition with weeds (3), soil pH management (4), (5), organic wild blueberry production (6), Maine wild blueberry systems (7),(8), Irrigation (9), economic thresholds (10), growing season effects, (11) and a pocket guide to IPM scouting (12).

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DR. FRANCIS DRUMMOND

Dr. Drummond served as the wild blueberry entomologist for 30+ years and is now Professor Emeritus. Dr. Drummond has published over 200 research articles on topics including climate change (1), pollination (2),(3),(4),(5), integrated pest management (6),(7), (8), (9), and a variety of other topics (10),(11).