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IPM Message for Cranberry Growers: Jun 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

Just a short message this week. Bloom is coming on strong this past week. It is absolutely the time to be putting out first fungicide. The weather has not been cooperative, so if you haven't yet sprayed, do it as soon as you have a chance. The window for controlling early season insects is closing unless you have really high numbers. We have had reports of 14 spag larvae and 20 weevils. These are cases that definitely need managing. Bloom time fertilizers go out around 75% bloom, you should check, but most likely many bogs are not quite there yet. Pinheads have been noted especially on the new hybrids.