Cross-section of blueberry stem
showing brown discoloration
caused by the fungus
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 …
Early symptoms of stem blight on blueberries are yellowing, reddening
or drying of leaves on one or more
branches. Photo courtesy of NCSU
Cooperative Extension Service.
Blueberry stem blight caused by the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea and other Botryosphaeria species is …
During the blueberry growing season, you will be concerned about several foliar diseases of blueberry, including:
These diseases should be …
Many blueberry growers use sprinkler
systems to protect blueberry flowers
Commercial blueberries are generally planted in low areas with high organic-matter content. These sites satisfy the cultural requirements of blueberries for a constant and uniform moisture supply. However, …