Description: Mostly brown, but each front wing has orange marks near tip and a silver spot along hind margin. Wingspan of 9.5 mm to 14.5 mm. Oviposit on lower surface of leaves, bore into the canes 5 cm to 15 …
Blueberry flea beetle.
Blueberry Flea Beetle larvae are dark brown, 0.1 inch to 0.4 inch in length, and have three pairs of legs. Pupae are yellow-orange in color and are generally found 0.5 inch deep in the soil. Adults are …
Adult blueberry aphid.
Description: Aphid adults have pear-shaped bodies. They, generally, are less than 1/8 inch long. Their color varies according to species, but common aphids are green, yellow or black. The most distinguishing feature is two short cornicles, or …
Blueberry Blossom Weevils are dark reddish beetles.
Blueberry Blossom Weevils, also called Cranberry Weevils, are dark reddish beetles with white flecks on their wing covers (elytra). Each weevil has a snout nose. Blueberry Blossom Weevils overwinter in wooded areas near …
Mealybug. Image courtesy of Dr. John Meyer, NCSU.
Blueberry Mealybugs are 3 mm to 4 mm long and white to light pink with a waxy covering.
- Adult female mealybugs lay light brown, oval eggs in a white, fluffy material
Blueberry Stem Gall Wasps are small kidney shaped to irregular spherical growths on the stems of blueberry plants. They range in size from .19 inches to .98 inches. The adult wasps are tiny, being only .078 inches to .098 inches …
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The intent of this guide is to inform blueberry producers of all blueberry pests that can attack blueberry crops in the United States. Pests may be different depending on …
Age of plant in field | Amount of Fertilizer per Plant per Application*
||Ammonium Sulfate (Summer)
|2nd year or 2′ tall
|3rd year or 3′ tall|
The blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendex)
is the chief pest of blueberries.
Photo by Jerry A. Payne, USDA,
A small planting of blueberries can provide an ample supply of quality fruit for home use; however, it will probably have insect …
Fertilizer is usually applied to blueberries in the spring when growth begins and immediately after harvest. The exception to this is when the fertilizer is injected into the irrigation system, in which case, it is done on a weekly basis …