Nursery and Christmas Tree

Blueberry scorch virus (BBScV) is a plant disease of blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) and cranberries (V. macrocarpon) as well as other Vaccinium species. 

Symptoms

Damage to blueberry plants includes leaf, shoot and flower necrosis, dieback, reduction in fruit production, and in severe cases, death of plant. Cranberries are symptomless. Symptoms can easily be confused with other pest, disease, cultural or environmental problems. If BBScV is suspected, the only reliable method to verify its presence is through laboratory testing. Once infected, plants will permanently carry the virus. BBScV is transmitted by aphids, but can also be spr​ead by propagation via an infected mother plant.

Resources

Blueberry scorch virus

Blueberry scorch virus information Document

Blueberry scorch virus fact sheet

Symptoms, transmission, and geographic distribution Document

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Main Office
Nursery & Christmas Tree
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4644
Fax: 503-986-4786
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