Archive for December, 2011

Armillaria Root Rot of Blueberry

December 23, 2011

Armillaria Root Rot of Blueberry

Blueberry plant infected with Armillaria Root Rot.


Now is a good time to learn about diseases that can occur in blueberries. Armillaria root rot is a rare disease of blueberries in the United States, but it can cause serious damage where it occurs. Infected plants are low in vigor and may appear to suffer from a nutrient deficiency. Other symptoms include leaves that are small and cholortic and branches that wilt suddenly.

Read more about Armilliaria Root Rot of Blueberry.

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Botrytis Blight of Blueberry

December 14, 2011

Botrytis blight of blueberry usually will cause losses early in the growing season. A lot of rainy weather during the spring can lead to Botrytis problems.

Read Botrytis Blight of Blueberry for more information.

Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

December 13, 2011


Start planning now for possible diseases that may attack your blueberries in the spring. Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberries is a disease caused by a fungus. Severely infected fields can suffer heavy yield losses. Berries infected with mummy berry from the previous year are the initial source of mummy berry infections.

Read more about Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry.

Blueberry Pruning Webinar

December 9, 2011

Online
December 09, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST

Dr. Elina Coneva from Auburn University will present a webinar about pruning blueberry bushes.

Click here for more information and to join the webinar.

Webinar: The Importance of Soil Sampling

December 7, 2011

Soil sampling is important when planning to grow blueberries, or any other type of crop. In this webinar, Dr. Krisanna Machtmes from the LSU AgCenter gives a presentation on how to collect a soil sample and what to do after the sample has been collected.

Find out more by clicking here to go to The Importance of Soil Sampling.

Dec 6 — Webinar to teach the importance of soil sampling

December 6, 2011

Soil sampling is important when planning to grow blueberries, or any other type of crop. Dr. Krisanna Machtmes from the LSU AgCenter will give a presentation at 11 a.m. EST on how to collect a soil sample and what to do after the sample has been collected.

To view and participate: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/blueberries Enter room as a Guest.

Free online webinars for December

December 6, 2011

Learn about blueberries and other commodities online from eXtension webinars. All you need is your computer and an internet connection. You can chat and participate in question and answer sessions. All webinars are free and available nationwide. The times listed are Eastern Time so adjust the viewing time for Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska and Hawaii-Aleutian Time.

Experts from land-grant universities, government and industry host webinars on seasonal topics and current research to help Americans improve their lives. eXtension.org, the online information delivery program of the Cooperative Extension System, is an educational resource you can trust to take the best university-based research and turn it into hands-on practical information.

Click here for more info.

Free December Webinars

December 5, 2011

Learn online from eXtension webinars. All you need is your computer and an internet connection. You can chat and participate in question and answer sessions. All webinars are free and available nationwide. The times listed are Eastern Time so adjust the viewing time for Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska and Hawaii-Aleutian Time.

Experts from land-grant universities, government and industry host webinars on seasonal topics and current research to help Americans improve their lives. eXtension.org, the online information delivery program of the Cooperative Extension System, is an educational resource you can trust to take the best university-based research and turn it into hands-on practical information.

Learn more by clicking here.

Blueberry December Webinars

December 2, 2011

Two webinars will be hosted in December by the All About Blueberries eXtension CoP. They are:

Soil Sampling — Soil sampling is important when planning to grow blueberries or any other type of crop. Krisanna Machtmes from the LSU AgCenter will give a presentation on how to collect a soil sample and what to do after the sample has been collected.
http://www.extension.org/pages/61698/soil-webinar. Begins at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Pruning Blueberry Bushes — Elina Coneva from Auburn University will present information about pruning blueberry bushes.
http://www.extension.org/pages/61715/blueberry-pruning-webinar. Begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

Contact Denise Attaway if you have any questions!

Soil Webinar

December 1, 2011

Join us Tuesday Dec. 6 for a webinar on soil basics. This webinar will benefit adults as well as 4H and FFA students. Click here for more information.