Mummy Berry

Monilinia infections from May 3 to May 5th 2022

Midcoast Monilinia cups are still present in the fields as of Monday May 2nd.  Some cups were starting to dry up but they were still active cups present.  Plants are still susceptible in all of the fields.  In Waldoboro, many flowers were close to opening, and there were some open flowers. Downeast Monilinia cups were […]

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Monilinia infection April 27th to April 28th

There was another infection event in all weather stations fields which are working except in Warren.  I suspect most fields with over 30% F2 or higher flower buds did experience conditions for another infection event starting in the afternoon to the evening of April 27th to sometime on April 28th. If you applied fungicides after […]

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Monilinia infections April 26, 2022

Most fields have susceptible bud stages with over 30% F2. Most fields in the Midcoast are moving into F3 and F4 flower buds. Downeast fields are mostly over 40% F2 and some have about half their buds at F3. There are some later fields along the east coast or up near Hwy 9 (Airline) which […]

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Mummy berry report for Friday April 22, 2022

Midcoast Fields in Waldoboro, Warren, West Rockport, Hope and Searsport had more than 30% F2 (crown stage) flower buds.  Cups and pinheads were seen in Waldoboro, Warren, West Rockport and Searsport and are expected to be in most fields in this area.  Please check your fields.  Most fields, unless they are a late field, are […]

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Possible mummy berry infection in midcoast region April 19, 2022

Midcoast Plants were at approximately 20 to 30% depending upon the field, Waldoboro, Warren, Hope, and Searsport on Sunday April 17th. Monilinia cups producing infective spores were present in two fields that were checked on Monday and present in 4 out of 5 fields checked today.   The wet conditions on Tuesday  April 19th starting approximately […]

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Mummy berry report for April 15, 2022: possible infection in midcoast

Midcoast In early fields in Midcoast there may have been Monilinia infection over the past couple of days.  There were weather conditions for infection reported from weather stations in Waldoboro, Warren, Hope and Searsport  from the late afternoon (3pm to 5pm) of Wednesday April 15 to Friday April 15 morning. On April 13th, I had […]

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Possible Mummy berry infection in the next few days in Midcoast

From today, I have a report of approximately 30% of stems with F2 (susceptible) flower buds in Waldoboro and about 20% in Searsport fields. Other fields in Warren, West Rockport and Hope were lower with approximately 15% of F2 flower buds. Mummy berry plots had cups in Waldoboro and Searsport and West Rockport had pinheads […]

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Mummy berry season is starting early this year!

My field crew visited midcoast fields where we have mummy berry plots and weather stations.  The farthest along flower buds were at F2 and leaf buds were at V2.   Single pinheads were found in Waldoboro, West Rockport and Searsport fields.  No pinheads were found in mummy berry plots in Warren and Hope but I expect […]

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