Blueberry Resources

Below are some selected Extension resources related to insect pest management in blueberry. Please visit the Blueberry IPM website for many more resources and scouting reports. Sign up for the MSU Extension eNewsletter to receive current fruit news and info on upcoming extension events. 


A Pocket Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries

This compact guide contains pictures and short descriptions of blueberry pests and disorders as well as other useful information for blueberry growers and consultants. 

The guide covers many IPM issues including insect and mite pests, natural enemies, diseases, and physiological and chemical disorders. The guide also discusses general directions for the timing of pest scouting and shows the main blueberry growth stages.


Management Recommendations for Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic Berry Crops

Michigan State University is collaborating with researchers from across the country to address the invasive insect pest, spotted wing Drosophila (SWD). This pest is particularly challenging for organic growers due to the limited number of organically approved and effective insecticides. With funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), the team has been investigating behavioral, cultural and chemical management strategies for this pest. Results from those studies have been combined with other experience managing SWD to develop “Management Recommendations for Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic Berry Crops.” Using a range of control techniques will help to reduce SWD infestation.

Department of Entomology

http://www.ent.msu.edu
288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

Dr. Rufus Isaacs

isaacsr@msu.edu
Berry Crops Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
578 Wilson Rd, Room 202
Center for Integrated Plant Systems
East Lansing MI 48824