Mummy Berry Management in the Pacific Northwest

Jade Florence and Jay W. Pscheidt
EM 9117 | Published July 2015, Reviewed 2019

Summary

Mummy berry disease is prevalent throughout the Pacific Northwest, west of the Cascade Mountain Range, and affects the northern highbush blueberry industry. Growers often underestimate the potential damage of fungus-caused mummy berry. It may occur at low levels for many years and then, in one year of environmental conditions favorable to the fungus, increase greatly and cause dramatic annual yield losses. This publication briefly describes the mummy berry disease cycle and available management methods.

About the authors

Jade Florence
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

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