These mummy berry leaf strikes were found last Friday, March 20th in Appling County. The photos aren’t great because it was getting dark when I took the picture. I’ve found strikes in three locations and I suspect there are more occurring throughout the region. All open blooms are subject to infection by conidial spores. We are approaching the end of bloom in the southern parts of the state, but producers need to be aware that the whole bloom period needs to be covered with fungicides. Don’t slack up on fungicides yet.
These are better pictures of mummy berry leaf strikes: