Created with Sketch.

Blueberries

Insects

Lepidopteran pests are a wide range of insects that include moths and butterflies, and infect most horticultural crops in Canada. Adults are active fliers that are able to suck plant nectar and other fluids, but not chew. Larvae do much of the crop damage with their well-developed mandibles.

Related products: DiPel®

Weeds

Broadleaf and grassy weeds compete with crops for vital nutrients, moisture and sunlight. A wide range of problematic weeds interfere with highbush and lowbush blueberry production.

  • Common ragweed
  • Eastern black nightshade
  • Dandelion
  • Green foxtail
  • Hairy nightshade
  • Lamb’s-quarters
  • Pigweed

Related product: Chateau®

Diseases

Mummy berry is one of the most serious and devastating diseases of blueberries. Left untreated, the fungus causes leaves and flowers to wilt and brown, resulting in up to half the berries being lost. The fungus overwinters in berries left from the previous season.

Related product: Quash®

Anthracnose ripe rot is a very serious fungus that infects leaves, twigs, canes, blossoms, fruit and leaves. The disease causes various symptoms in blueberry plants that ultimately causes yield loss and infection transfer to ripening fruit. The fungus overwinters in infected twigs, old fruiting spurs and live buds.

Related product: Quash®

Phomopsis twig blight is the most prevalent of the canker diseases. Spores are released from old cankers in the spring and symptoms first appear on smaller twigs. The disease causes premature ripening of berries and is most prevalent following winters with a mix of mild and cold spells.

Related product: Quash®