Survey of Blueberry Canker and Dieback Diseases in New York Plantings 2007
Project Leader: J. Carroll, NYS IPM
Cooperators: M. Shaw, Southern Tier Ag Team, Tioga County Cornell Cooperative Extension, et. al.
Abstract: Canker diseases are challenging to manage since management relies exclusively on proper pruning and plant health maintenance. Knowing which of the canker fungi are prevalent in NY blueberry plantings will allow growers to improve IPM practices aimed at maintaining plant health. A survey was begun to ascertain which canker fungi are most common. On seven farms surveyed, Fusicoccum canker was found to be more prevalent than Phomopsis canker. Botryosphaeria canker was found for the first time in NY. Other diseases that impact blueberry production in