Maine’s Blueberry Season Looks Promising 

Despite weeks of rain, or maybe because of it, Maine growers are forecasting a good to above-average blueberry season. Last season was a banner year for Maines wild blueberry producers, with nearly 90 million pounds of berries harvested. Experts forecast Wednesday that this years crop for Maine could approach 100 million pounds.David Yarborough, University of Maine UM blueberry specialist, said this year had much better pollination than 2008, although the rains and cooler temperatures have affected the maturation of the crop and slowed the ripening. (AP)