Mummy Berry

Mummy berry infections from May 11th to May 12th

There were weather conditions for Monilinia infections for all weather station locations last night.  I suspect there are still mummy berry cups in most fields considering the cold, wet conditions in the past week.  Please let me know what your mummy berry plots look like before Thursday night, when there is a forecast for more […]

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Possible mummy berry infection period and cold temperatures May 8 to 10th

All weather stations experienced wet conditions and cold temperatures from May 8th to May 10th.  Following our disease estimates, some fields may have experienced conditions that caused Monilinia infection.  I do not know if infection can occur with snow on the plants.  However, there is a good chance there was infection even with the cold […]

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Mummy berry infections and frost May 6 to May 8th

There are still mummy berry cups reported in all locations that have been examined.  I think there are still cups present in all locations.  Over the past two days, a few fields near Brunswick, Waldoboro, Gouldsboro and Montegail experienced conditions for Monilinia infection on one or both of the last two nights.  Other fields, Brunswick, […]

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Mummy berry infection period in Waldoboro and West Rockport areas May 4th

There were conditions for mummy berry infection periods at our Waldoboro and West Rockport weather stations on May 4th  night. In Waldoboro, the infection period started May 4 at approximately 9 pm and at West Rockport approximately at 7pm.  They were the only weather stations that experienced long enough wet conditions for an infection period. […]

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Mummy berry infection period May 3 to May 4, 2020

There were conditions for mummy berry infection periods at possibly all weather station locations.  This may be the case in your field too if you are near a weather station.  I do suggest you check the development of your plants.   Most infections started late Sunday May 3rd to early Monday May 4th.  We have two […]

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Probable Mummy berry infection in most locations, May 1 2020

As you may have guessed, weather conditions were suitable for mummy berry infection periods at most weather station locations from the early morning (4am to 8am) on Friday May 1st  through to Friday night.  I expect plants were ready and mummy berry cups were present in the Midcoast region and in many fields Downeast.   The […]

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Mummy berry infections likely later this week, April 28

There have been mixed reports of plant development  in blueberry growing areas. While some fields are past 40% F2 in the Midcoast and Downeast, there are other fields that are not there yet.  There are also reports of pinheads to cups in many fields in the Midcoast and Downeast.  We are getting warmer weather today […]

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Mummy berry season is getting close April 15, 2020

Mummy berry season is getting close for 2020.  We have reports of bud swelling in different fields in the midcoast area. Time to start looking at your mummy berry plots. Please let me know how your mummy berry plot and plants are developing.  Contact: Seanna Annis sannis@maine.edu, 207-581-2621. We have 11 of the 15 weather […]

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