Drying of Blueberry Plant Leaves by Insects

Denise Attaway  |  5/25/2011 10:58:43 PM

Leafhopper. Photo by Jerry A. Payne, USDA/ARS.

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Click on the links above to go to the Blueberry Insect Pest Guide home page or the Blueberry Insect Pests home page.


Insects that can cause blueberry plant leaves to dry are leafhoppers and blueberry tip borers. Click on the links below to learn how to detect these insects, as well as how to manage them.

Leafhoppers are small, mobile insects often found on the stems and undersides of leaves on blueberry plants. Certain leafhopper species transmit blueberry stunt mycoplasma, a disease that can threaten blueberry production.

Blueberry tip borers overwinter as larvae in hollow blueberry canes where they feed in the summer. They feed internally on stems, and it is this internal feeding that causes stems to wilt and leaves to dry from the tips.

More information about blueberries can be found at eXtension.

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