Berries turning blue, time to monitor

Monday, July 7, 2014

I've been seeing the first blue'ish berries around central NS.  Now is the time to get Blueberry maggot traps into your fields.

Also SWD traps should be placed on field borders beginning this week.


The PMRA has just revoked the approval of Ripcord for use on Highbush and Lowbush blueberries for SWD control.

As a result we still have Malathion, Delegate and Entrust as products with an emergency registration for control of SWD.  Exirel has a full registration on blueberries for SWD control, but there are some import restrictions in other countries.

Contact your processor or buyer to see what is allowable for their markets.

Here is the updated guide Allowable products for control of SWD