Blueberry scorch is an aphid-vectored virus that is spread through and between fields by winged aphids. Infected plants will generally become symptomatic the year after infection and die within two to three years. This guide contains integrated pest management (IPM) information tailored for small-scale production, but the guidelines can be applied to all operation sizes. It includes:
Identification and lifecycle details including photographs of pest phases
Information about how and when to monitor
Options for biological, cultural, physical and chemical control
This resource was developed as part of a 12-guide series for small-scale vegetable and berry farmers in the FraserValley and Lillooet-Pemberton areas. Growers in other regions of BC may also find the information applicable to their local conditions.