2022 Research Report: Effects of Organic Soil Amendments on Physiology and Pests

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $199,828.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2022
Grant Recipient: University of Maine Extension
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
Dr. Lily Calderwood
University of Maine
OBJECTIVES: Nutrient Management: - Evaluate approved organic amendments applied to wild blueberry soil and leaves at different times and rates on three organic wild blueberry farms in Maine. - Quantify the effects of different organic amendments on wild blueberry physiology and morphology. Pest Management: - Evaluate disease, insect, and weed severity under organic amendments LOCATIONS: Appleton, Surry, and Columbia Falls, ME PROJECT TIMEFRAME: May 2019 – September 2022 This study is the final report of the project discussed in the 2020 report, page 98, and the 2021 report, page 169, both entitled, “Effects of Organic Soil Amendments on Physiology and Pest Pressure”.
Lily Calderwood, University of Maine
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.