Disease Forecast Blog

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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Mummy berry infection period, May 8 to May 9, 2018

Midcoast Region There was a Monilinia infection period in most fields last night, Tuesday, May 8 to Wednesday, May 9. Plants are still going to be susceptible and cups are starting to wind down but may still be present. Downeast There were conditions for a Monilinia infection period last night at all weather stations. Plants […]

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Mummy berry infection in some areas, May 7 to May 8, 2018

Midcoast Region There was a Monilinia infection period in Waldoboro, but not in West Rockport, Searsport or Hope. Plants are still going to be susceptible and cups are still present. Please see table below. Downeast In some areas, there were conditions for a Monilinia infection period last night. Cups have been reported across the barrens […]

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Mummy berry infection period, May 6 to May 7

Midcoast Region There was a Monilinia infection period in most areas, but not all, from the evening of May 6 through to May 7, 2018.  Please see the table below. Downeast There were conditions for a Monilinia infection period last night Downeast.  Plants were not ready in many areas on Friday.  With the warm weather, […]

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Mummy berry infection period, May 4 to May 5, 2018

Midcoast Region and Hancock Counties There was an infection period from the evening of May 4 through to May 5, 2018. Washington County There are cups reported in many fields in the western part of the county.  Many fields in the barrens were from 20 to 30% F2 and some early fields were at 40% […]

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Mummy berry infection period, May 3 to May 4, 2018

Midcoast Region and Hancock Counties There are mummy berry cups present in Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Hancock counties.  The plants in the Midcoast and Ellsworth area are far past 40% of flower buds at F2.   We had a Monilinia infection period starting in most fields in the early afternoon and continuing through this morning. The […]

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Possible Mummy berry infection period in Midcoast, April 29, 2018

Midcoast Area Another possible infection period occurred overnight from Sunday, April 28 to Monday, April 29. Cups have been reported in Liberty and Waldoboro earlier last week and pinheads were reported at Searsport and Hope on Saturday, April 28. The stems were approximately 30% F2 in Hope and Searsport on Saturday, April 28. I expect […]

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Mummy berry report, April 26, 2018

Waldo, Lincoln and Knox Counties I have heard reports from all of these areas that mummy berry cups are starting to appear in fields.  The growers also report the plants are not ready yet.  Flower buds are opening but not enough are at F2 stage yet.  This current wet weather has probably not caused a […]

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Mummy berry season starting

We have found apothecia (cups) in the Waldoboro field with a weather station. The plant flower buds were just starting and so they were not at 30 to 40% F2.  I do not think there is likely to be an infection period with the rain forecasted for Wednesday, April 25 to Thursday, April 26 this week.  […]

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