4.24.17 Possible Mummy Berry Infection Event in Midcoast

Waldo, Knox, and Lincoln Counties

As mentioned on Friday, some fields had suitable levels of F2 flower buds to see mummy berry infection over this weekend, but there were no cups reported in most fields. Only one field reported one cup.

If you have a very early field in the midcoast region and had more than 40% of your flower buds open you might have had an infection event this weekend.  I think it was early in most fields. With the wet weather we had this past weekend, and now warming temperatures, I expect we will have an infection period with the next rainstorm predicted for later Tuesday through Wednesday of this week.

If you have a mummy berry plot, please tell what it is doing and what stage your plants are now so I can give an accurate report for your area.

Thank you, Seanna Annis

Possible mummy berry infection periods
Locations Friday, April 21 start Saturday, April 22 start Sunday, April 23 start Mummy berry plot
Waldoboro none none 11:00 a.m.  ?
West Rockport 5:40pm 11:00 a.m. 8:20 p.m. pinheads, one cup
Appleton 6:40 p.m. none 11:00 a.m. pinheads
Searsport 8:20 p.m. on Friday through Sunday? missing weather station reports  no plot