Blueberry Advisory System: A Disease Alert System for Blueberry Anthracnose Fruit Rot
map of global shipping routes illustrating interconnectedness of continents. Transport is the first stage of biological invasion of nonnative species. Part of figure 3 in The Stages of Invasion: How Does a Nonnative Species Transition to an Invader?
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Gama, André B., Douglas A. Phillips, Vinícius A. Cerbaro, Philip F. Harmon, Clyde W. Fraisse, and Natalia A. Peres. 2022. “Blueberry Advisory System: A Disease Alert System for Blueberry Anthracnose Fruit Rot: PP366, 8/2022”. EDIS 2022 (4). Gainesville, FL.


The weather conditions favoring Blueberry anthracnose fruit rot disease incidence and development can be difficult to predict, and it can significantly impact yield under conducive weather patterns. For that reason, the authors of this new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department developed and validated a web-based disease alert system for blueberry AFR, the Blueberry Advisory System (BAS), to help blueberry growers in Florida identify weather conditions favorable for the disease and improve disease management. Written by André B. Gama, Douglas A. Phillips, Vinícius A. Cerbaro, Phillip F. Harmon, Clyde W. Fraisse, and Natalia A. Peres.
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