This just in from Dr. Blake Layton. Spotted Wing Drosophila may be a problem for blueberry growers, so a special local need label was pursued for Malathion 8 Flowable. More details below: “Mississippi now has a 24c Special Local Need … Continue reading
I had a call this morning about a strange looking, brown symptom on the end of the blueberries. Several ideas were thrown out — disease, spray injury, insect damage. However once I saw the problem in this photo I knew … Continue reading
The final 2012 issue of the Mississippi Vaccinium Journal is now available. Click the link below to download it in a pdf format. On the last page of the newsletter I ask for feedback on what you think of the … Continue reading
I just completed a new, quarterly blueberry newsletter entitled “Mississippi Vaccinium Journal”. For those of you not in the know, Vaccinium is the genus that includes blueberries. By clicking this link you can read it: MSVJ_1_1 I welcome any comments … Continue reading
The cold arctic airmass that moved through this weekend ended up causing some significant damage to blooms and developing fruit on blueberries. Dr. Donna Marshall of the USDA-ARS in Poplarville shared some plant tissue with me to evaluate, so I … Continue reading
Tom Giles in Wayne County has agreed to host the field day this year on October 11. More details will come later as the event gets closer. So make your plans to be in Wayne County that day.