5.14.13 Mummy Berry Forecast and Frost, May 14

Meddybemps Area Only

Our Meddybemps weather station indicated there was an infection period in that field last night starting at 7:20 p.m. and continuing to  8:40 a.m.  For this infection period in the Meddybemps area, if you have applied fungicide on or after Sunday, May 4, your plants were protected during the infection period overnight.  If you have not applied fungicides, you have until Thursday, May 16 in the evening to apply fungicides to kill any infection. You will want to consider if you have bees in your field in your decision to apply fungicides.

Other Areas

No infection periods were indicated in our other monitored fields.

The temperature dipped below 30ºF at our Silsby Plain field, but nowhere else.  In Silsby Plain, it was below 30ºF from midnight to 1:20 p.m. This may cause frost damage to fully open flowers.

Any questions, please contact Seanna Annis at 581.2621 or send me an email sannis@maine.edu.