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YarboroughDaveSDr. Dave Yarborough

Research Area: Weed Ecology, Blueberries

E-mail: davidy@maine.edu

Phone: 207-581-2923

Office: 414 Deering

Bio: Dr. Yarborough received his B.S. degree in 1975 and his M.S. in 1978 from the University of Maine.  He received his Ph.D. from UMASS-Amherst in 1991.  He joined the faculty in 1979 and is a Professor of Horticulture and Extension Blueberry Specialist.

My educational program stresses the use of best management practices and integrated crop management practices that will allow wild blueberries to retain its competitiveness with cultivated blueberries grown around the world. 

Current Research and Extension Program:  Research program emphasizes weed-crop ecology and weed-crop interaction using competition experiments and determining weed thresholds in wild blueberries in Maine.  Data from these experiments have been used to develop a weed management approach to be used in an integrated management program to improve production efficiency of the wild blueberries.  Our research program is now investigating new herbicides to control shifts in weed populations that have occurred over the past 20 years and to integrate cultural management practices into the weed management program.  My Educational program stresses the use of best management practices and integrated crop management practices that will allow wild blueberries to retain its competitiveness with cultivated blueberries grown around the world.

Recent Publications

Yarborough, D.E. 2012. Improving Northern Bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) Production. Acta Hort. In press.

Drummond, F., S and D.E. Yarborough. 2012. Growing Season Effects on Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) in Maine and Implications for Management. Acta Hort. In press.

Yarborough, D.E. 2012. Establishment and Management of the Cultivated Lowbush Blueberry. International Journal of Fruit Science 12(1-3):14-22.

Drummond, F., S. Annis, J.M. Smagula and D.E. Yarborough. 2012. Organic Lowbush Blueberry Research and Extension in Maine. International Journal of Fruit Science 12(1-3): 216-231.

McGovern, K., S. Annis, and D.E. Yarborough. 2012. Efficacy of organically acceptable materials for control of mummy berry disease on wild blueberries in Maine. International Journal of Fruit Science 12(1-3):188-204.

Hunt, J.F., C.W. Honeycutt, G. Starr, D. Yarborough. 2010. Effect of Pine Bark Mulch on Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Water Demand. International Journal of Fruit Science 10(4): 390-415.

Hunt, J.F., C.W. Honeycutt, G. Starr, and D. Yarborough. 2009. Influence of coastal proximity on the evapotranspiration rates and crop coefficients of Maine lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium). Int. J. Fruit Sci. 9(4):323-343.

Drummond, F., S. Annis, J. M. Smagula and D.E. Yarborough. 2009. Organic Production of Wild Blueberries. I. Insects and Disease. Acta Hort. 810:275-286.

Smagula, J.M., D.E. Yarborough, F.A. Drummond, and S. Annis. 2009. Organic Production of Wild Blueberries II. Fertility and Weed Management. Acta Hort. 810:673-684.

Drummond, F., J. Smagula, S. Annis and D. Yarborough. 2009. Organic wild blueberry production. MAFES Technical Bulletin 852. University of Maine, Orono, ME. 48 pp.

Yarborough, D.E., J.M. Smagula, F.A. Drummond, and S. Annis. 2009. Organic Production of Wild Blueberries III. Fruit Quality. Acta Hort. 810:847-852.

Files, A.C., D. Yarborough, and F. Drummond. 2008. Grower Survey of Organic Pest Management Practices for Wild Blueberries in Maine with Case Studies. MAFES Miscellaneous Publication 759, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 33 pp.

Files, A.C., D. Yarborough, and F. Drummond. 2008. Economic Analysis of Organic Pest Management Strategies for Wild Blueberries Using Enterprise Budgeting. MAFES Technical Bulletin 198, University of Maine, Orono, ME. 12 pp.

Hunt, J.F., C.W. Honeycutt, G. Starr and D. Yarborough. 2008. Evapotranspiration Rates and Crop Coefficients for Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium). Int. J. Fruit Sci. 8(4):282-298.

Updated: 10 September 2013

 


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