Hugh Lyu, M.Sc., A.Ag.
Wild Blueberry Specialist
Hugh is Perennia’s Wild Blueberry Specialist. His role is to support the growth and development of the wild blueberry industry in Nova Scotia. Hugh is also the primary contact for cranberries.
Hugh has a B.Sc. in Horticulture (2012) from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China. He came to Nova Scotia in 2012 and got his second B.Sc. in Plant Science from Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture (DAL-AC) in 2015. Hugh completed his M.Sc in 2020, and his graduate research focused on vegetation management in Nova Scotia wild blueberry fields. He conducted two projects from 2017-2019, including a weed survey of Nova Scotia wild blueberry fields and the development of management strategies for Spreading Dogbane. Hugh has been working in Nova Scotia wild blueberry research since 2014. He worked for the Wild Blueberry Research Program and Vegetation Management Research program at DAL-AC, covering pest management areas, including disease control and vegetation management. With knowledge and experience in wild blueberry research and the industry, Hugh can provide growers guidance on wild blueberry management.
Hugh is an Articling Agrologist and is a resource for producers on all aspects of vegetation management. Hugh also has a keen interest in organic production and integrated pest management. He is developing a podcast program for the wild blueberry industry, and this program is expected to be ready by 2021. Stay tuned!