Wild Blueberry Management Updates_ June 24, 2024

Monday, June 24, 2024

Hello, everyone


As we are waiting patiently for berries to turn blue, the past two days’ rain was certainly helpful in berry development. In this early week update, we will focus on weather and degree day accumulations in NS.


Kentville Degree Day Accumulations


Figure 1: Heating degree day accumulations for plant (above 5°C) and insect (above 10°C) development from March 1 to June 14 for the past 17 seasons. Provided by Jeff Franklin (AAFC Plant Physiology).



Wild Blueberry Weather Station GDDs_ April 1- June 24

Figure 2. GDD Summary, April 1- June 24


Upcoming Perennia Events

1.     Next Wild Blueberry Growers Meeting_ June 26

Registration: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/in-season-wild-blueberry-meeting-series-2024-production-season/edate/2024-03-27/.


2.     Perennia Pasture Walk Series: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/pasture-walk-series/edate/2024-06-25/.

3.     Understanding Alternative Nutrient Amendments- Virtual Series: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/understanding-alternative-nutrient-amendments-virtual-series/edate/2024-06-25/.

4.     Davids Vantage Pro 2 Weather Station Maintenance Workshop- Kentville: https://www.perennia.ca/eventer/davis-vantage-pro-2-weather-station-maintenance-workshop-kentville/edate/2024-07-04/.