Blueberry Botany

Family:

Ericaceae

Genus:

Vaccinium, section Cyanococcus; the genus includes about 400 species

Commercially grown:

  • Highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum L.), distributed from Michigan east to Nova Scotia.
  • Southern highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum interspecific hybrid), adapted to regions with warm winters such

Stem Blight of Blueberry — Control

 

Botryosphaeria dothidea
Cross-section of blueberry stem
showing brown discoloration
caused by the fungus
Botryosphaeria dothidea.
Image courtesy of NCSU CES.

 

The control of stem blight depends on cultural practices; fungicides do not provide adequate protection.

Having a clean planting stock is the …