Blueberry Disease Alert
Blueberry growers in NC, please be aware that the mummy berry fungus is now active, and blueberries with emerging flowers and leaves are susceptible. Fields with a history of this disease should be sprayed as soon as possible. For more information, and to see images of emerging apothecia in the field, go to:
Emergence of this disease coincides with blueberry leaf and flower budbreak, and occurs progressively later in the Piedmont and Mountains — so growers in those areas can expect this disease to emerge later in the spring.
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