4.30.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Monday, April 30
By Seanna Annis
Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties
Mature mummy berry cups producing spores were still present in Appleton and Liberty on Monday morning. Pinheads were still found in Liberty, suggesting that mature cups are probably still present in most areas. No infection periods occurred over the weekend. I expect the mummy berry cups will be finishing by the end of this week (hopefully).
Frost conditions occurred over Sunday night through to Monday in both Appleton and Belfast with the weather station recording average temperatures of 22ºF for about two hours.
The forecast is for rain on Tuesday through to Wednesday. Some fields may experience infection periods since some mature cups are probably still present.
Hancock and Washington Counties
Mature mummy berry cups producing spores and numerous pinheads are present in Deblois, Wesley, and Jonesboro on Monday. No infection periods occurred over the weekend. There were frost conditions in most fields Saturday and Sunday night. Fortunately, the weather forecast has only a low probability of rain in the next week. I expect the mummy berry cups to be around into next week.
If you wish to see the data for the different weather stations please go to the link below.
- On the AgriNET Dashboard website, the large graph shows all of the data from the different weather stations. Click on the icons at the top to get the large graph to switch between showing Soil Temperature, Air Temperature, Leaf Wetness or Soil Moisture.
- Click on the link for “Downloader and Graphs page” (top left) to get the graphs for individual weather stations.
- Weather Station Data: AgriNET University of Maine Blueberry Disease Model Data Dashboard website
The map below shows where our weather stations are located. Click on the map for a magnified map.