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