Mummy Berry

Time to put out mummy berry plots for next year

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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Mummy berry infection period May 3 to May 4

Weather conditions for a mummy berry infection period were reported in all fields with weather stations.  Cups are present in fields across the Midcoast and Washington counties.  Most fields are reported to be at the susceptible stage, but you should check your field. If you have applied a fungicide in the past 7 days before […]

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Mummy berry infection periods overnight May 1 to May 2, 2019

There were infection periods across blueberry growing regions in Midcoast and Downeast overnight.  Most growers with mummy berry plots in these regions have reported cups in their fields.   Many have reported their plants are at 30 to 40% F2, but some fields were not at that stage yet.  Please check your plants. If you have […]

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May 1, Possible future mummy berry infection later this week

Midcoast I have reports of Monilinia apothecia (cups) in Waldoboro, Liberty, Appleton and Searsport.  Plants are reported to be in many fields at 40% F2 or more. Downeast- Hancock and Washington county I have reports of apothecia in Ellsworth, Jonesboro, Whiting and Crawford.   Plants are more variable with buds at BBHF in Jonesboro at […]

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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 infection period in Midcoast region, April 25 to 26

Knox, Lincoln and Hancock Counties All grower reports early this week were that there were mummy berry cups in fields in these regions and the plants were far enough along or close to it for infection. The steady wet weather produced an infection event recorded at all of our weather stations in those regions (Waldoboro, […]

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Mummy berry 2017 season is fast approaching

With the warm weather these last few days, mummy berry season will be starting soon. Flower and leaf buds have started to swell in fields in the midcoast and Downeast regions. In the midcoast region,  we have seen a few clones with the opened flower or leaf bud scales. We have our weather stations up […]

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Mummy berry season is probably over, time to look for Botrytis

Mummy Berry I have only had reports of dried up pinheads and cups in the midcoast, and Hancock and Washington counties this week. I think the cups are done in most locations. Mummy berry season is probably over in most areas. Botrytis I have not heard any reports of Botrytis blossom blight this year so […]

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Mummy berry infection period, May 13 to May 14

Waldo, Lincoln, Knox Counties I am not sure if you are done yet or not.  We saw numerous spore-producing mummy berry cups at the field in Hope (Appleton) on Wednesday, May 11.  I have no reports of cups from Liberty or other areas.  If you have a wet or slower field you may still have […]

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