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Botrytis Management after the Cold Event

The following information is of value to commercial blueberry producers in the southern part of the state or anywhere that blueberries are in bloom.  We just had a couple of nights of cold temperatures (<25 F) in most parts of our blueberry belt, so this message is especially targeted for…
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Timing of Lime Sulfur Applications

We are having numerous questions concerning the use of Sulforix or lime sulfur at this specific time.  For the remainder of this note, I will reference lime sulfur only, but know that I am referring to either lime sulfur or Sulforix when I do so. Relative an application of lime…
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2014 Mummy Berry Epidemic in Progress*

As blueberry development is currently in full swing, it is a good time to review some aspects of the mummy berry situation from spring 2014. Where fungicide applications were minimal or absent in 2013 and 2014, mummy berry was back with a vengeance (Fig. 1); this included some organic sites….
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Proline (fungicide) Registration for Blueberries

Proline (prothioconazole), a Bayer product, has been registered for blueberries. This is another demethylation inhibitor (DMI), FRAC Group 3 fungicide – similar to Indar, Orbit, and Quash, though it is listed in a triazolinthione chemical group, as opposed to a triazole group. In Georgia, we do not have blueberry research…
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