Mummy berry Report April 29, 2024

There were weather conditions for Monilinia infection in most of our weather station locations.  In most fields, the rain started about 7 to 8pm on April 28 evening and carried over to the morning of April 29th.   One area, around Appleton and Liberty, did not have Monilinia infection conditions.   Most plants would have been open enough to be infected by the fungus if it is present in your field.   If you have had mummy berry in your field(s) in the past, then there is a good chance your plants could be infected.  If you have not had mummy berry then you do not need to spray fungicides on your plants. This is not a fungus whose spores will blow into field.

The best way to protect your plants is to apply fungicide before an infection period occurs.  If you were not able to do that, you may get some decrease in disease if you apply propiconazole or fenbuconazole fungicides by May 1st evening.  Please check with your processor on which fungicides they will accept.

Please check your mummy berry plots and let me know how they are doing.  Seanna Annis