Thursday, June 5, 2014

Local research on mummyberry

Mummyberry Research

Today was a review of mummyberry research
 being done in Lane County.  Mummyberry is a
devastating disease that is affecting a lot of the
blueberry farms in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

The research is being done thru (NCAP), Northwest
Center for Alternative to Pesticides;  OSU Plant
 Path - J. Pscheidt and J. Florence;  local NRCS office -
 Natural Resource Conservation Services- Linn and
 Lane Counties;  USDA Farm Service Agency -
Linn and Lane;   on Ken Bergs farm in Alvadore. 
He is using black plastic and saw dust to bury the
 mummified berries so they don't or can't sporulate
and move the spores to the flowers.  He went from
87% loss to 10% loss.

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