State Blueberry Crops Much Smaller This Year to Lack of Pollination and Disease

Published: Aug. 28, 2017 at 4:05 AM EDT
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Maine's wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year in part due to disease and a lack of pollination.

In recent years, crop sizes have soared and prices have plummeted.

A University of Maine Horticulture Professor says "mummy berry" disease, and other factors, could cut the crop as much as 36% this summer.

Another Factor influencing crop size is that farming effort appears to be down this year.