General News

5.06.18 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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5.04.18 Mummy Berry Infection period, May 4 to May 5

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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5.03.18 Mummy Berry Infection period, May 3 to May 4

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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4.29.18 Possible Mummy Berry Infection period in Midcoast, April 29

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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4.26.18 Mummy Berry Report, April 26

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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4.24.18 Mummy Berry Season is 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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4.19.18 Mummy Berry Season is Starting: WARNING on Propiconazole

Mummy berry season is starting. We have found pinheads in a Waldoboro field.  Some flowers buds were starting to swell.  With the warmer weather, the plants and fungus will be starting to move along. We have started to put up weather stations and hope to have all of our stations in the midcoast area set […]

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7.24.17 Time to set out Mummy Berry Plots for 2018

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 two times a […]

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5.31.17 Botrytis risk, May 31 to June 1

Mummy Berry Mummy berry symptoms are still appearing in many fields.  IF you have both dead leaves and flowers and see the grey masses of spores at the base of the flowers and leaves you have mummy berry. Botrytis I have not heard of any Botrytis reported yet this year. Symptoms include dead flowers with […]

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