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PP198: Botrytis Blossom Blight of Southern Highbush Blueberry

Figure 4. Many of the blighted flowers on this southern highbush blueberry will not produce fruit. When extended periods of disease favorable conditions occur during bloom, Botrytis blossom blight can reduce yield enough to impact economic return. A preventative fungicide application could have protected the blossoms during the favorable conditions and may have limited disease development.