Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry


Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry:

The fungus attacks in two stages:
During the first, the blighting stage, small, cup-shaped structures bearing the fungus’ spores sprout from berries concealed among leaf litter in the ground. Wind spreads the spores to nearby plants, infecting newly emerging shoots and leaves. During the second phase, the fungus penetrates the berry, causing it to shrink, shrivel and turn whitish-hence the “mummy” reference. Eventually, the mummified fruit drops to the ground and overwinters, setting the stage for a new round of infection the following spring.

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