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Cold temperatures overnight from May 12th to May 13th

As expected there were cold temperatures across blueberry growing areas overnight.  Please see below for the approximate length of time the weather station recorded temperatures approximately 32F. Location Hours at Cold Temperatures overnight May 12th to May 13th Brunswick 8 Waldoboro 9.5 West Rockport 4 Hope/Appleton 6 Searsport 3 Bluehill 9 Ellsworth/Hancock 9 Aurora 11.5 […]

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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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Cold temperatures reported overnight from May 10th to May 11th

Some weather stations had  cold temperatures (approximately 32F) reported overnight from May 10th to May 11th.  It is expected that Tuesday May 12th night will also have cold temperatures. Location Approximate length of time of Cold Temperatures May 10th to May 11th Brunswick 5hr Waldoboro none West Rockport none Hope/Appleton none Searsport not working Bluehill […]

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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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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 report April 24

The wet weather coming our way may cause mummy berry infection if your plants are far enough along to 30 to 40% F2 (crown stage), and you have mummy berry cups in your field.  Please check your plants.  With this warm weather, I suspect many plants will have moved along faster than had been expected. […]

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