Black vine weevil adult

Black Vine Weevil

By Greg Welfing Pest Profile is a recurring feature in this magazine. Periodically we pick an agricultural pest to feature and learn more about its biology and control methods. Black vine weevils, Otiorhynchus sulcatus are a very common pest of highbush blueberries. Black vine weevils are native to Europe and …

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Lecanium Scale on Highbush Blueberry Plant

Lecanium Scale in Highbush Blueberry

Pest Profile By Greg Welfing Pest Profile is a recurring feature in this magazine. Periodically we pick an agricultural pest to feature and learn more about its biology and control methods. Biology Lecanium scales are a group of closely related scale insects. There are multiple species present in Fraser Valley …

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Post-Harvest

Post Harvest Care Of Highbush Blueberries

As that last Elliot berry is picked and placed in a flat, there is a palpable aura of relief around the farmer. Another blueberry season is finished— or is it? Yes, reaching the end of harvest is a major milestone, and you can give yourself a pat on the back …

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