5.04.18 Mummy Berry Infection period, May 4 to May 5

Midcoast Region and Hancock Counties

There was an infection period from the evening of May 4 through to May 5, 2018.

Washington County

There are cups reported in many fields in the western part of the county.  Many fields in the barrens were from 20 to 30% F2 and some early fields were at 40% F2. Please check your plants, since if it is an early field you may have had an infection period.

Location Start of infection period
All on
May 4
Waldoboro 5:10 p.m.
West Rockport 8:00 p.m.
Hope 7:50 p.m.
Searsport 8:00 p.m., maybe, leaf wetness was a bit short
Monteville not working
Aurora 8:50 p.m.
N. Ellsworth 8:40 p.m.
Sedgwick not working
Eastbrook 9:00 p.m.
Deblois 9:10 p.m., plants ready?
Montegail 9:20 p.m., plants ready?
Jonesboro 9:15 p.m.,  plants ready?

If you applied fungicide after Friday, April 27, your plants were protected during this infection period.

If you have not applied a fungicide and want to apply a fungicide with some kickback activity, Propimax, Bumper, Orbit, Tilt for example (containing propiconazole) or Indar (containing fenbuconazole), you can apply your fungicide in approximately 72 hours of the start of the infection period.  For this potential infection period on Friday night, you would have until approximately  Monday eveningMay 7.

Please see the 2018 fungicide recommendations on the Fact Sheet 219 – Disease Control Guide for Wild Blueberries and check with your buyer before applying any fungicides to your crop.