This will aid organic and conventional growers, as well as, the public by making available fungicides with lower toxicity to non-target organisms. Disease incidence and severity is proportional and so will be normalized by applying a square-root of the arc-sine transformation of the data. Growers using the MBFM will be supported by guides to the development of the fungus, plants, and disease cycle, factsheets, and information on disease risk both on the web and on a toll-free telephone line during the spring. This excessive and unnecessary fungicide use costs money, may have effects on non-target species such as bees, and results in unnecessary environmental contamination. In June, the incidence and severity of mummy berry blight and will be determined for 70 stems along a transect through the middle of each plot. Most lowbush and highbush blueberry growers in ME, NH and MA use a calendar method to determine the timing of at least 2 to 3 applications of fungicide during and post-bud break in the spring to control mummy berry disease. Participating growers will be surveyed before and after workshops and at annual meetings over two years to determine their use of pesticides and adoption of the MBFM.
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