Disease Forecast Blog

Time to put out your mummy berry plots for next year

By Seanna Annis This is a good time to collect mummy berries from your plants to put out in mummy berry plots for next year. The mummy berries are easy to see before harvest since they are grey and shriveled compared to the plump ripening blueberries. The clones vary in the number of mummy berries […]

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Symptoms you may currently be seeing in your field

By Seanna Annis There are a number of different problems you may be seeing symptoms of in your crop field. Please see below for some pictures of common problems at this time of the year. Frost Damage All flower clusters on stem typically are affected Closed flowers not affected as much Leaves can be damaged, […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Friday, May 18, 2012

By Seanna Annis Hancock and Washington Counties Mummy berry season appears to be finished in most areas finally.  This has been one of the longest seasons of mummy berry cups in the last five years. From Tuesday, May 15,  dried up cups with no mature cups were seen in Ellsworth, Silsby Plain (Aurora), Deblois,  in […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Monday, May 14, 2012

By Seanna Annis Hancock and Washington Counties Some fields have had infection periods over the weekend. Most sites except those close to the coast had infection periods over Sunday night through Monday.  Two fields, Montegail Pond (Township 19) and Meddybemps had infection periods over Saturday night into Sunday and Sunday night into Monday. Unfortunately, there […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Saturday, May 12, 2012

By Seanna Annis Hancock and Washington Counties Mature mummy berry cups are still found throughout this area and some pinheads are still present.  I expect the cups to be present through at least part of next week. Infection periods did occur in many fields overnight from Friday through Saturday morning. Please see below for start […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Thursday, May 10, 2012

By Seanna Annis Waldo, Lincoln, Knox Counties In later, wet fields, there may have been a few last cups present but there was likely little chance of infection in these areas this past week. Hancock and Washington Counties Mature mummy berry cups and new pinheads have still be found in these areas. The rain since […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Monday, May 7, 2012

By Seanna Annis Mummy Berry Symptoms You may start to see mummy berry disease symptoms on your plants in the next few weeks. Even with very good control,  a low number of dead, infected leaves or flowers may still occur. The spores produced on these dead leaves and flowers will not be able to kill […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Saturday, May 5, 2012

By Seanna Annis Waldo, Lincoln, Knox, Hancock and Washington Counties There was an infection period overnight in all areas. Mature cups are probably still in most fields. Almost finished in Waldo, Lincoln and Knox counties but still probably around.  There are lots of mature cups producing spores in Hancock and Washington counties. Your plants are […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Friday, May 4, 2012

By Seanna Annis Waldo, Hancock and Lincoln Counties Mature mummy berry cups producing spores were still found on Thursday, May 3 in Appleton. No new pinheads were found so the mummy berry cups are starting to die off. Your plants are susceptible to mummy berry infection ALL through their development. Experiments have shown even opened […]

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Mummy Berry Forecast: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

By Seanna Annis Well, the rain yesterday took me by surprise, considering the weather forecast said very low probability for rain just hours before it started raining! Waldo, Lincoln, Knox, Hancock and Washington Counties There was an infection period overnight in all areas. Mature cups are probably still in most fields.  Please see the table […]

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