5.16.18 Mummy Berry Infection period, May 16 to May 17

Midcoast Region: Knox, Waldo and York Counties

All reports are the cups are dried up in this area.

Hancock County

North Ellsworth and Aurora did not have any cups.  There may still be cups in the  Franklin area.  If you have a late field, you may have experienced an infection period.


Cups are drying up in many mummy berry plots but active cups are still in some areas of the large barrens and are reported in Whiting/East Machias.  Infection periods may have occurred in some areas overnight.  Hopefully the rain this weekend will be the last infection periods for most people.

Please let me know if you still have cups. You can email me, Seanna Annis, at sannis@maine.edu or call me at the blueberry hotline 1-800-897-0757.

Start of infection period on Wednesday, May 16
(Ended on May 17)
Waldoboro finished
West Rockport finished
Hope finished
Searsport finished
Monteville finished
Aurora none and cups dried up?
N. Ellsworth 12:40 p.m.
Sedgwick not working
Eastbrook 5:10 p.m.
Deblois none
Montegail 11:10 p.m.
Jonesboro 10:15 p.m.
Whiting/E. Machias 6:30 p.m.
Cooper 12:20 p.m.
Crawford 11:40 p.m.

If you applied fungicide about seven days before the start of this infection period, 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, you have approximately 72 hours from the start of the infection period to do so.