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Maine Agricultural Experiment Station and Maine Cooperative Extension Service

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Publication Date

Winter 1991

Publisher location

Orono, ME

Abstract/ Summary

The 1990 edition of the Maine Blueberry Advisory Committee Research Reports was prepared for the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission and the University of Maine Wild Blueberry Advisory Committee by researchers with the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station and Maine Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Maine, Orono. Projects in this report include:

1. Biology and action thresholds of secondary blueberry pests

2. Control of blueberry maggot

3. Control of secondary blueberry pests

4. Application of steam as a method of controlling secondary pest insects on lowbush blueberry: a feasibility study

5. Pollination of the lowbush blueberry by native bees

6. Nitrogen-phosphorus study

7. Potassium study

8. Multiple cropping of wild stands

9. Phosphorus dose/response curve

10. Improvement in the color and texture of the canned blueberry

11. The effect of fertilization and irrigation on blueberry fruit quality

12. Investigation of preprocess changes (chemical, microbiological, and/or physical) that could lead to the development of a simple and inexpensive method to measure preprocess berry spoilage

13. The effect of postharvest handling on the dietary fiber and ellagic acid content of lowbush blueberries

14. Determination of pesticide residue levels in freshly harvested and processed lowbush blueberries

15. Evaluation of Defoliating Diseases

16. Vacuum Sanitation for Disease Control

17. Evaluation and modification of commercial herbicide applications

18. Evaluation of the suitability of remote sensing to evaluate plant cover in lowbush blueberry fields

19. Evaluation of Sethoxydin (POAST) in lowbush blueberry fields

20. Seedling pruning study

21. Evaluation of norflurazon (SOLICAM) with or without hexazinone (VELPAR) for bunchberry control

22. Selective wiper and mechanical control of dogbane and bracken fern

23. Evaluation of norflurazon (SOLICAM) in fall vs spring for oatgrass control

24. Evaluation of sulfonyl urea herbicides for bunchberry control

25. Evaluation of postemergence applications of DPX-L5300 for bunchberry control

26. Effect of time of application and formulation of hexazinone (VELPAR) on blueberry and bunchberry

27. Investigations of lowbush blueberry fruit-bud cold hardiness

28. The economics of investing in irrigation for lowbush blueberries

29. Effects of irrigation on lowbush blueberry yield and quality

30. Groundwater and surface water development for blueberry irrigation

31. Design, fabrication and testing of an experimental sterilizer for blueberry fields


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