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By Doug Phillips
Blueberry Extension Coordinator
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Florida Blueberry Leaf Disease Guide

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Douglas A. Phillips, Norma C. Flor, and Philip F. Harmon


Southern highbush blueberry (SHB) cultivars are commercially grown throughout much of Florida, in both deciduous and evergreen production systems. Growers in deciduous production should strive to keep leaves healthy through flower bud differentiation in fall to ensure optimum yield potential. In evergreen production, it is critical to maintain the prior year’s foliage through winter months to support early fruit production the following season. In both systems, leaves can be damaged by many factors, such as environmental conditions, chemical applications, insects, and diseases.

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