Pest Management

This information about insect pests, beneficial species, common diseases and weeds was developed from the publication A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries (publication E-2928 from MSU Extension. Also available in Spanish E-2928SP) by Annemiek Schilder, Rufus Isaacs, Eric Hanson and Bill Cline; An IPM Pocket Guide for Weed Identification in Field Crops (publication E-3081 from MSU Extension) by Wesley Everman, Christy Sprague, Steven Grower and Robert Richardson; and An IPM Pocket Guide for Weed Identification in Christmas Trees (publication E-2975 from MSU Extension) by Steven Grower and Robert Richardson.

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Michigan State University formerly produced a weekly blueberry newsletter for Michigan blueberry growers. This newsletter contained weekly reports of crop growth stages, current reports of insect and disease activity, horticultural information, and a list of meetings, new labels, etc. The newsletter was produced by small fruit education coordinator Paul Jenkins and contained the results of scouting for insects by Rufus Isaacs’ lab and scouting for diseases by members of Annemiek Schilder’s lab. Contributors to the newsletter included blueberry extension specialists Rufus Isaacs (Entomology), Annemiek Schilder (Pathology), Eric Hanson (Horticulture), Paul Jenkins (small fruit education coordinator), and MSU Extension educators Mark Longstroth (southwest Michigan) and Carlos Garcia (west central Michigan).