Wild Blueberry Blog

5.18.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Friday, May 18

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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5.14.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Monday, May 14

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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5.12.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Saturday, May 12

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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5.10.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Thursday, May 10

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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5.07.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Monday, May 7

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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5.12.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Saturday, May 5

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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5.04.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Friday, May 4

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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5.02.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Wednesday, May 2

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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4.30.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Monday, April 30

By Seanna Annis Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties Mature mummy berry cups producing spores were still present in Appleton and Liberty on Monday morning. Pinheads were still found in Liberty, suggesting that mature cups are probably still present in most areas. No infection periods occurred over the weekend. I expect the mummy berry cups will […]

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4.27.12 Mummy Berry Forecast: Friday, April 27

By Seanna Annis All Areas An infection period for the fungus to get into the plants was produced in most blueberry growing areas from Thursday through Friday. If you applied a fungicide on or after Thursday, April 19, your plants were probably protected during this infection period. If you applied a fungicide before Thursday, April […]

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