Managing Insects in Blueberries in the Eastern United States


Blueberry production is increasing steadily in the United States. As the industry grows it is expected that the insect problems will also increase. Insect pests which limit the production of blueberries in the southeastern United States are; blueberry gall midge, blueberry maggot fly, and thrips. Occasionally, blueberry bud mite, blueberry flea beetle, blueberry spanworm, cranberry fruitworm, flower beetle, Japanese beetle, and scale pests can be found on blueberries. Fields should be monitored at least weekly for damage by blueberry pest insects. Monitor by looking at the leaves, stems, developing tissue, flowers and fruit.

For more information, read Insect Management in Blueberries in the Eastern United States.

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