Content tagged "backyard conventional"

Blueberry Insect Pest Identification Guide

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2015

Prepared by: Denise Attaway and Natalie Hummel  Click here toThe intent of this guide is to inform blueberry producers of all blueberry pests that can attack...

Keeping Weeds, Pests and Birds Out of Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: January 20, 2012

Keep weeds, pests and birds out of your blueberries for a healthy, more productive blueberry crop.According to David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter, it is...

Applying Dry Fertilizer to Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Fertilizer is usually applied to blueberries in the spring when growth begins and then again immediately after harvest. The exception to this is when...

Summit Blueberry Variety

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Reference:Braswell, John, Freddie Rasberry and John Davis. Fruit and Nut Review: Blueberries. Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service....

Dry Fertilization Table for Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Age of plant in field | Amount of Fertilizer per Plant per Application*          *Fertilizer is evenly placed in a circle 18 inches in diameter centered on...

Weed Control in Blueberries

Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Experts tell us weed control is one of the greatest challenges when establishing a new blueberry planting. Weeds compete with blueberry plants for essential...

Blueberry Backyard Growers Conventional Production Articles

Blueberries Updated: November 21, 2011

The articles listed below are for backyard blueberry growers interested in conventional production. Economic Analysis of Producing Southern Highbush...

Bye-Bye Birdie: Repelling Birds from Fruit Plantings

Blueberries Updated: November 17, 2011

Birds are wonderful creatures that fill the morning air with song, eat many insects that affect our crops and our health, and usually enhance our quality of...

Blueberry Aphid

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

   Description: Aphid adults have pear-shaped bodies. They, generally, are less than 1/8 inch long. Their color varies according to species, but common...

Blueberry Blossom Weevil

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Blueberry Blossom Weevils, also called Cranberry Weevils, are dark reddish beetles with white flecks on their wing covers (elytra). Each weevil has a snout...

Blueberry Mealybug

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Blueberry Mealybugs are 3 mm to 4 mm long and white to light pink with a waxy covering.Facts:Damage:Scouting:Control:Sources:NEXT PAGE - Blueberry Stem Gall...

Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Blueberry Stem Gall Wasps are small kidney shaped to irregular spherical growths on the stems of blueberry plants. They range in size from .19 inches to .98...

Blueberry Tip Borer

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

Description: Mostly brown, but each front wing has orange marks near tip and a silver spot along hind margin. Wingspan of 9.5 mm to 14.5 mm. Oviposit on...

Blueberry Flea Beetle

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  Blueberry Flea Beetle larvae are dark brown, 0.1 inch to 0.4 inch in length, and have three pairs of legs. Pupae are yellow-orange in color and are...

Common Blueberry Insect Pests and Their Control

Blueberries Updated: November 14, 2011

  A small planting of blueberries can provide an ample supply of quality fruit for home use; however, it will probably have insect pest problems. But,...

Blueberry Fertilization

Blueberries Updated: September 15, 2011

Fertilizer is usually applied to blueberries in the spring when growth begins and immediately after harvest. The exception to this is when the fertilizer is...

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