ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- According to a UMaine report, 2014 could be the second largest wild blueberry harvest in Maine's history.
The university has been keeping track of the state's wild blueberry harvest since 1924. Its numbers for 2014 show the total crop could be more than 100 million pounds. The largest crop was in 2000 at 110 million pounds.
Professor David Yarborough says the weather had a lot to do with the large crop, but another major factor is that farms are putting more money into growing wild blueberries.
"Without the investment, without controlling the weeds, without the irrigation, without the bees we wouldn't have the potential for the big crop," Yarborough said.
The official results for Maine's wild blueberry harvest come from the federal government. That report will be released later this month.