Wet and cool spring, hard to burn and other updates

Monday, April 8, 2013

Just a reminder to everyone who hopes to burn some fields this spring, burning permits are now required in the western part of the province (Yarmouth, Digby, Queens, Lunenburg, Annapolis and King's Counties).

For the rest of us we will need a to get burning permits from our local DNR offices starting on April 15th.  That being said, trying to burn before that may be a challenge given the weather forecast  and the amount of snow still in some fields.

We will start the annual Monilinia blight-line updates on Friday of this week.  The updates will be posted here and on the phone line (902-662-4242).

Now is a good time to take a look at floral buds and see how they over wintered.  If you have a high number of buds per stem (>6) and they look healthy, you likely have a good crop potential.  Pollination and disease management decisions made over the next couple of months can really help protect that yield potential.

Now is also a good time to review our on-line BMP web directory.  Click on the link to take a peak. http://www.perennia.ca/BlueberryBMP/blueberrybmps.html#burning