5.12.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Saturday, May 12

By Seanna Annis

Hancock and Washington Counties

Mature mummy berry cups are still found throughout this area and some pinheads are still present.  I expect the cups to be present through at least part of next week.

Infection periods did occur in many fields overnight from Friday through Saturday morning. Please see below for start times of infection periods.

If your plants were NOT protected during the last infection period, applying fungicide within 72 hours of the start of an infection period will kill off the fungus that got into your plants in the last three days.

Correction: According to the labels, propiconazole and fenbuconazole will protect your fields for about seven to ten days after application.

Site monitored  Start time for infection period
N. Ellsworth May 11 6:40 p.m.
Ellsworth May 11 8:00 p.m.
Silby plain May 11 7:00 p.m.
Deblois no data, weather station down
Montegail May 11 9:20 p.m.
Rocky Pond May 11 7:20 p.m.
Jonesboro May 11 9:30 p.m.