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Enterprise budgets were developed for the 12 different pest management treatments of a large-plot organic blueberry transitions project in Maine, covering two prune/harvest cycles (2004–2005 and 2006–2007). Regression analysis of the plot-level yield results for the aggregate of the two prune/harvest cycles indicated that burning fields as compared to mow­ing fields significantly increased blueberry yields over the aggregate of two prune/harvest cycles. Similarly, adding 1,000 lbs of sulfur before the first prune/harvest cycle significantly increased blueberry yields over the aggregate of two prune/harvest cycles as compared to no addition of sulfur. The addition of fertilizer had no significant impact on blueberry yields.

Document Type

Article

ISSN

1070-1524

Volume

198

Publication Date

10-1-2008

Publisher

Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

blueberries, blueberry diseases, blueberry pests, organic blueberry production

Disciplines

Agricultural Economics | Agricultural Science | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Plant Sciences