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Pocket scouting guide developed for blueberry industry


March 31, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Growers of highbush blueberries
have a timely and easy-to-use scouting reference guide, thanks to
collaborative efforts between Michigan agriculture researchers plus
Michigan State University extension specialists and their colleagues at
North Carolina State University.

Growers of highbush blueberries have a timely and easy-to-use scouting reference guide, thanks to collaborative efforts between Michigan agriculture researchers plus Michigan State University extension specialists and their colleagues at North Carolina State University.

“A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries” was developed as a handy pocket reference for use in the field. It provides colour pictures and detailed descriptions of the biology of common blueberry pests and beneficial insects, diseases, weather-related disorders, and symptoms of pesticide damage and nutritional disorders. The disease section also contains tips on disease management. In addition, the reference includes colour charts on blueberry growth stages and disease and insect pest scouting calendars. Pages are printed on water-resistant paper so that the guide can be used outdoors during less than ideal weather conditions.

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 “A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries” (E-2928) costs $14 ($12 each if ordered in quantities of 10 or more) and is available for purchase online from the MSU Extension Educational Materials Distribution Center at www.emdc.msue.msu.edu/ or from any county MSU Extension office.