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Common Problems of Blueberries

Cultural and Environmental Photo: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Ag. Res. Service, Bugwood.org Diseases Photo: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Ag. Res. Service, Bugwood.org Insects Wildlife Cultural Management Practices for Blueberry Plantings Pruning twig dieback . Cut out any twigs that appear to be weak or begin to...

Common Problems of Small Fruits

Back to Small Fruits Blueberries Grapes Raspberries and Blackberries Strawberries

Pruning Blueberries

Back to blueberries Prune back 50% to 60% of the wood immediately after planting. Remove all flowers from two-year-old plants to encourage root growth and ensure good establishment. Do not fertilize at this time. Pruning invigorates the plant, forcing essential new growth from the base of the plant...

Blueberry Care

Back to blueberries Mulch and Water Mulch and irrigation are essential for fast establishment, steady growth, and consistently high yields. Blueberry plants require at least one inch of water per week (65 gals./100 sq. ft.). You must supplement rainfall when necessary. Overhead (sprinkler)...

Blueberries - Selection and Planting

Back to blueberries Selection: It is possible to select a combination of cultivars that can provide a continuous harvest from July through mid-September. Blueberries are self-fertile but produce more and larger berries when two or more cultivars are planted. Be sure bloom times overlap. Purchase 2...

Buttercup (Bulbous)

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photo gallery: Close-up of flower Corms (bulbous root system) Life cycle: Perennial, blooms in spring-early summer Growth habit: forms a basal rosette of 3-lobed leaves, arising from a corm. Flowers are bright yellow with 5-7 shiny petals...

Knawel - German Moss

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) (General Weed Gallery) Lifecycle: Annual, summer or winter Growth habit: low-growing, can blend into established lawns unnoticed. Has wiry, grass-like appearance. Sometimes forms sprawling mats. Inconspicuous flowers Reproduction: Seed germination mainly in...

Green Kyllinga

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Green Kyllinga ( Kyllinga gracillima) Lifecycle: perennial, in sedge family Growth Habit: produces a network of numerous underground stems (rhizomes) and can root and send out new leaves at each stem node. Has narrow, grass-like leaves...

Seeding/Sodding - Lawns

Return to lawn section Return to lawn care There are varying degrees of lawn seeding that range from lawn establishment, total renovation, overseeding, and repairing bare spots. Laying sod is the choice if you want an 'instant lawn'. Begin lawn establishment/renovation projects by soil testing. For...

Aeration - Lawns

Return to lawn care Mechanical aeration alleviates soil compaction in established turf, encourages root growth by increasing oxygen to roots, and allows seed, lime and fertilizer to enter into the soil. Compaction occurs primarily in the soil surface. A compacted layer as thin as one-fourth to one-...

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