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Impacts of recent weather on blueberry production

The warm and wet weather we’ve had over the winter has had some impacts on blueberries across the region, according to this recent article by Clint Thompson in Vegetable and Specialty Crop News. The excessive rain may lead to increases in disease pressure as the rain helps move root-rot spores around the fields. The rain has helped increase the size of the berries, leading to little need for irrigation. Up and down temperatures have caused some frost damage to early blooming varieties but the temperatures were not extremely low and damage is not expected to be severe.

Source: USDA ARS