4.27.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Friday, April 27

By Seanna Annis

All Areas

An infection period for the fungus to get into the plants was produced in most blueberry growing areas from Thursday through Friday.

If you applied a fungicide on or after Thursday, April 19, your plants were probably protected during this infection period.

If you applied a fungicide before Thursday, April 19, then you may wish to apply fungicide again to protect your plants.  You have 72 hours after the start of the infection period to apply fungicide to kill off any fungus that penetrated into the plants.

You will also need to consider if pollinators are present in your field when deciding whether or not to apply a fungicide.

The following times are approximate times when infection periods started in different areas.

Field Day start Time start
Appleton April 27 midnight
Belfast April 27 2:40 a.m.
N. Ellsworth April 27 2:40 a.m.
Ellsworth April 26 9:40 p.m.
Silby Plain April 27 3:00 a.m.
Deblois April 26 10:20 p.m.
Montegail April 26 10:20 p.m.
Rocky Pond April 26 10:40 p.m.
E. Machias April 27 4:00 a.m.
Meddybemps April 27 12:40 a.m.
Jonesboro April 26 10:15 p.m.