Blueberry

Michigan Blueberry Industry Research Priorities

Submitted by:
Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee (MBBAC)

Creela Hamlin, MBBAC President

846 64 street

South Haven, Mi 49090

 

Michigan Blueberry Research Priorities

 

Fall 2015

1.  Pest biology and management programs (Stem Gall Wasp, SWD)

a.       Stem Gall Wasp controls are needed

b.      SWD management

2.  Impact of Soil Health on blueberry health

a.  Best Practices for removing and replanting of low preforming fields

b.  Methods to increase and maintain high yields

3.  Pesticide resistance Management

a.  SWD insecticides

b.  Fungicides

4.  Methods to increase pollination in blueberry

5.  Better understanding of phomopsis and control.

6.  Development and validation of disease prediction models

Nov 2015

 

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