Possible Monilinia infection periods from April 25 to April 27
I have reports of cups and pinheads around the barrens in Hancock and Washington counties, including township 24 and 25. I expect most areas now have active cups unless the field is a later developing one. The blueberry plants are susceptible until the cups start to dry up and finish in your field.
We had conditions for infections periods from April 24th to April 27 in fields with weather stations (please see table below). Some of the wet conditions that started on April 23rd continued for two to three days. Last night, April 26th to April 27th, many field downeast were too cold to have infection periods.
We will be having more wet weather in wild blueberry areas from Saturday through Monday and I expect this will again cause conditions for Monilinia infection.
|Location||Mummy berry Cups?||Possible infection conditions|
|Waldoboro||probably, no report||4/23 to 4/26|
|W. Rockport||probably, no report||4/23 to 4/26, 4/26 3:50pm to now|
|Appleton||cups and pinheads||4/23 to 4/25, 4/25 9pm to 4/26 9 am|
|Liberty||probably||4/23 to 4/25, 4/25 9pm to 4/26 8:30am|
|Searsport||probably, no report||not working, likely similar to Liberty and Ellsworth|
|Ellsworth||probably, no report||4/24 2:20pm to 4/25 9am, 4/25 10pm to 4/26 9:30am|
|Eastbrook||no mummy berry plot||4/25 11am to 4/26 11am|
|Blue hill/ Sedgewick||no mummy berry plot||not working, likely similar to Ellsworth|
|Aurora||no mummy berry plot||4/25 10:40pm to 4/26 10:10am|
|Steuben||cups and pinheads||4/24 7:40pm to 4/25 10:10am, 4/25 9:50am to 4/26 8:20am|
|Deblois||probably, no report||4/24 9pm to 4/25 9:40am|
|Montegail||cups and pinheads||not out yet, likely similar to rest of barrens|
|BBHF, Jonesboro||cups and pinheads||borderline 4/25 11pm to 4/26 8:30am|
|Whiting/E. Machias||cups and pinheads||4/25 3:10am to 4/25 6:30pm, borderline 4/26 2:50am to 12:20pm|
|Crawford||probably, no report||4/24 8pm to 4/26 9:20am|