Mummy Berry on Blueberries

Mummy Berry.  The link above talks about a disease in berries called the mummy berry disease, specifically in blueberries. It is almost like an “airborn” disease for humans because the spores spread with the wind and land on leaves and the berries. The article by Vern Grubinger talks about the mummy disease and he says, ” About a week or two after becoming infected, the leaves and shoots wilt and turn brown. This damage can easily be mistaken for frost injury.” (Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry, Grubinger, p.5). It is important to take care of your plants because just like humans, they can catch things and it can ruin your entire batch of berries. It is important to know the care and how to prevent diseases like this. AK Fairbanks

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