Cranberry Disease Information

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hi Folks,

I was going through my notes recently from the Atlantic Cranberry Management Course and discovered that Frank Caruso's presentation on Cranberry diseases is now online - I thought it might be of interest.  So please click here to have a look at his presentation.   He talks about a 'new' disease for our area called cottonball - those of you who are familiar with wild or highbush blueberry production may recognize the symptoms as being very similar to Monolinia blight - and while it is a monolinia species it's not the same disease that affects blueberries in our area.  This disease is commonly found in the midwest on older peat based beds but the researchers at the UMass Cranberry Station are always on the look out for incidence of new diseases!  There's also some good information and pictures in there on upright dieback, which we would normally start seeing around this time of year! 

Please check out our Guide to Cranberry Pest Management 2012 if you are wondering which products are registered for certain pests! 

Please drop me a line and let me know how things are going on your farm!  :-)