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Blueberry Leaf Rust

Posted by shazaam NC 7B (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 11:30

Does anyone have experience dealing with blueberry leaf rust? I've had a very serious outbreak this fall that's been especially hard on my northern highbush varieties. I've read a number of fact sheets, etc., and it would appear that there are no fungicides registered to combat blueberry rust. It's well above nuisance levels for me, so I think I'm going to need to do something proactive. There are no hemlocks or native vaccinium around, so that's a plus. Beyond leaf clean up, though, has anyone had success with any product in particular?

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RE: Blueberry Leaf Rust

The University of Georgia recommends chlorothalonil post harvest. Bonide's Fungoil has this as the active ingredient.
Other products are also mentioned. Info is on page 36.

Here is a link that might be useful: 2010 Southeast Regional Blueberry Integrated Management Guide

This post was edited by Drew51 on Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 12:22

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