Disease Forecast

Possible infection period in Midcoast region April 26 to April 27, 2019

Midcoast area Monilinia cups (apothecia) have been reported in Waldoboro, and Appleton areas. There have been conditions for an infection period from Friday April 26th to Saturday April 27th with this wet weather continuing today.  Whether an infection period occurred in your field will be determined by the stage of your plants.  If they are […]

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Possible Mummy berry infection period Waldoboro April 26, 2019

There has been a possible infection period overnight starting at April 25, 2019 at 7:50pm in the Waldoboro area.   Some cups were reported in this area.  Whether there is infection in nearby fields will be determined by the stage of the plants.  Please check your plants.  If they are at 30 to 40% F2 or […]

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Mummy berry season is starting for 2019

We have reports of pinheads to small apothecia (cups) of the Monilinia fungus in Waldoboro, West Rockport and Ellsworth.  The plants are getting very close too and likely will be at the susceptible stage of 30 to 40%  F2 (crown stage) flower buds very soon.  There is rain forecast for Friday, and this may cause […]

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Time to put out mummy berry plots for 2019!

Now is the time to collect mummy berries to put out your own plot.  It is easy to set out plots and it will provide you with valuable information next spring on when the fungus is active in your field.  You will need to look at the plot in the spring about 2 times a […]

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Frost event in Washington County, June 3 to June 4, 2018

Temperatures dropped into the 30s F in many fields last night and below freezing in some, see table below.  These cold temperatures may damage flowers.  If you wish to see the temperatures for the weather station closest to your field, please go to the following website.  You can click on the graphs on the top […]

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Mummy berry season probably done for 2018

The last reports I had of new cups and pinheads was last Tuesday in Whiting/East Machias and most places reported no new pinheads or drying up cups later in the week through the barrens.  I think with the warm weather we have had after the weekend we are probably finished with mummy berry infection this […]

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Possible frost event, May 18 to May 19, 2018

Midcoast Region: Knox, Waldo and York counties None of the weather stations had temperatures below 32F last night. Hancock and Washington Counties Most weather stations did have temperatures below 32ºF last night.  Some fields may have had flower damage from frost depending upon how open the flowers were and the cold hardiness of the clones. […]

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Time to start looking for Botrytis blossom blight in your fields

Botrytis Time to start looking for Botrytis in your fields.  Botrytis kills almost open (pink stage)  and open flowers. There may be only a few flowers in a cluster or a few clusters of flowers on a stem that are infected.  The characteristic sign of the fungus is black hairs (often with gray spore masses […]

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Mummy berry infection period, May 16 to May 17, 2018

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. Downeast Cups are drying […]

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