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2015 Southeast Regional Organic Blueberry Pest Management Guide
A guide for organically managing diseases, insects, weeds and wildlife in blueberries in the Southeast. This publication is not intended to provide all details on organic blueberry production, although it does include the production methods that reduce the impact of plant disease and pest issues.
The information presented is intended for use only as a guide. Specific rates and application method…
Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Blueberry
A new disease has been identified in the Georgia blueberry production region. This disease has been named “bacterial leaf scorch." This publication includes identification and control methods.
Blueberry Irrigation Water Quality
This circular is a review of water quality standards, calculations, and recommendations for water that will be used for irrigation of blueberries.
Commercial Blueberry Inventory and Prospectus, Georgia, 2002
Both rabbiteye and highbush blueberries are produced
in Georgia. The plants can produce a commercially viable
crop for years. The long-term nature of the investment in
the blueberry orchard calls for periodic updates on the
situation of the blueberry industry. Information about the
location of plants, varieties, plant age, and the use of cultural
practices are important in decisions to alloc…
Exobasidium Leaf And Fruit Spot of Blueberry
Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot, caused by the fungus Exobasidium maculosum, is an emerging disease affecting both southern highbush and rabbiteye blueberries. In addition to direct yield loss due to fruit drop, lesions on remaining fruit compromise the aesthetic qualities of the fruit as well as the taste, rendering them unmarketable. This circular provides the most current knowledge of this impo…
Fertilizing Blueberries in Pine Bark Beds
Grower experiences have proven milled pine bark to be an excellent growing substrate for southern highbush blueberries. Although milled pine bark shares many characteristics with good blueberry soil, fundamental differences exist and need to be understood for rapid growth of young plants and high blueberry yields.
Low-Volume Irrigation Systems for Blueberry with Chemigation and Fertigation Suggestions
Drip, trickle, microemitters, and subsurface irrigation systems are considered low-volume irrigation. Low-volume irrigation systems are designed to improve irrigation efficiency, delivering water to the crop accurately with minimal water loss. Irrigation efficiency can be categorized into two main concepts: water loss and uniform application. If water loss is significant, or application uniformity…
Sampling Irrigation Water for Blueberry Production
This publication outlines the sampling procedure for irrigation water to be used in blueberry production. Follow the outlined steps to provide a certified lab with a sample that is representative of the irrigation water to be used for growing blueberry plants.
Southern Highbush Blueberry Marketing and Economics
To be more competitive, Georgia blueberry producers have to increase their yields to match or better the average U.S. values. This increase can occur through an improvement of the agricultural practices and a better mastery of blueberry cultivation. This publication contains information to help Southern Highbush blueberry growers in Georgia maximize their profits.
Suggested Blueberry Fertilization Timings and Rates
Fertilization is an important practice of maintaining plant health. The blueberry plant is no exception, but there are important considerations when fertilizing blueberries. The rates, timing, and type of fertilizer should be common knowledge for the grower. In this circular, how to fertilize blueberry plants is described with text, diagrams, and calculations to provide growers, Extension agents, …