Disease Forecast Blog

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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Mummy berry infection for Tuesday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 16 , 2018

Midcoast Region Unless you have a really late field, the mummy berry cups are probably not active in your area.  If you have a late field, you may have experienced an infection period. Downeast Infection periods occurred in most areas from Tuesday to Wednesday (today).  Reports are cups are drying up in many areas but […]

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Mummy berry infection, May 14 to May 15, 2018

Midcoast Region Cups are probably dying off.  If you have a late field, you may have experienced an infection period. Downeast Infection periods occurred in most areas last night and we are likely to have another today. Please let me know if you still have cups. You can email me, Seanna Annis, at sannis@maine.edu or […]

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Mummy berry infection periods from May 12 to May 14, 2018

Midcoast Region On Friday we have reports that cups were dried up in Waldoboro, but still present in Hope and Appleton areas.  I suspect cups were active in areas over the weekend but are on their way out. There  were conditions in some fields for infection periods over the weekend.  Please see table below. Downeast […]

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Mummy berry infection period overnight, May 10 to May 11, 2018

Midcoast Region and Downeast Many fields had infection periods overnight from Thursday, May 10 to Friday, May 11. In the midcoast, cups are still reported to be active in  Hope and Appleton and to have dried down in other areas.  I expect the cups to be finished by the end of the weekend. Downeast we are […]

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Another Monilinia infection period, May 9 to May 10, 2018

With the warm days and colder nights, we are getting fog in a lot of blueberry areas and having more overnight infection periods than we have seen in the recent past. I expect the next few nights  will also have fog overnight. Midcoast Region and Downeast Wednesday, May 9 to Thursday, May 10: There was […]

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