Botryosphaeria Stem Blight on Southern Highbush Blueberry in Florida
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Flor, Norma C., Douglas A. Phillips, and Philip F. Harmon. 2019. “Botryosphaeria Stem Blight on Southern Highbush Blueberry in Florida: PP347, 4/2019”. EDIS 2019 (2). Gainesville, FL.


Botryosphaeria stem blight is the most common and damaging fungal vascular disease on southern highbush blueberry in the southern United States, causing stem and cane dieback and reductions in yield. Advanced stages of this disease may cause premature plant death, which results in significant replanting costs for growers. Biotic or abiotic stresses from a variety of sources can make plants more susceptible to infection by stem blight pathogens. This new 5-page publication is intended for Florida blueberry growers to use as a guide in the identification and management of Botryosphaeria stem blight on southern highbush blueberry. Written by Norma C. Flor, Douglas A. Phillips, and Philip F. Harmon and published by the UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.
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