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Crop Profile for Lowbush Blueberry in Canada – 2017 (64 pages) Synopsis

The Crop Profile for Lowbush Blueberry, 2017 provides an overview of the production and pest management practices for the crop in Canada. Information is provided on abiotic factors affecting its growth. The biology of key disease, insect and mite and weed problems is presented as well as cultural and chemical methods of control. Detailed information is provided in tabular form on pest occurrence, integrated pest management options, as well as registered pesticides available to growers, current as of January, 2019.

Grower issues/gaps in pest management, identified through stakeholder consultations are described in each of the three main sections (disease, insect and mite and weed) and under each pest description. Key resource personnel, including provincial extension specialists and research scientists are listed in the resources section at the end of the profile. Links are also provided to national and provincial grower organizations and provincial ministry of agriculture websites, sources of additional information on lowbush blueberry production.

Limited crop production and market statistics are provided in the profile to give context to the economic importance of the commodity. For more detailed statistics pertaining to the crop, the reader is referred to Statistics Canada.

The Crop Profile for Lowbush Blueberry in Canada, 2017 is not intended for use as a crop production guide. Detailed information on crop production and pest management in specific regions is available through provincial ministry of agriculture websites and provincial crop specialists.

The Crop Profile for Lowbush Blueberry in Canada, 2017 (full report) is available from Government of Canada Publications.

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