Mummy Berry 2018 Post #8

Friday, May 18, 2018

From scouting done in the Annapolis Valley on May 18, 2018 buds are at the pre-bloom stage with some flowers beginning to emerge. It was also observed that spore cups are starting to dry up.  Although spore cups are starting to dry up there may still be a possibility of infection depending on field conditions, status of spore cups and plant development stage, so continue to monitor field conditions. 

Bud stage from May 18, 2018
The forecast for this weekend shows a possibility of precipitation, which could lead to an infection period. Monitor weather conditions in your area and consider applying fungicide if necessary. There will be another blog post early next week addressing the possible  infection period over the weekend. 

For more information on highbush blueberries, mummy berry, and sprays please refer to Highbush Blueberry Insect & Disease Management Schedule 2017 and  Management of Mummy Berry Disease in Highbush Blueberry.