Best Management Practices for Diseases

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The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program for Farmers delivered technical assistance to producers of agricultural commodities and fishermen who have been adversely affected by import competition. The TAA program delivered training to nearly 10,000 producers of Catfish, Asparagus, Maine Wild Blueberries, as well as Shrimp and Lobster fishermen.


You can view any of the free online training courses developed for the TAA program. TAA participants also completed business adjustment plans using AgPlan (, the online business plan writing app; or AgTransitions (, an online transition planning app. Since the end of TAA the AgPlan development team has developed a fishing specific software call FishBizPlan (

Unfortunately, this program has ended because federal funding for the program was cut. If you have questions related to TAA for Farmers, please contact the Center for Farm Financial Management at

Section Image Disease Management practices that would optimize inputs reduce costs and provide a sustainable and profitable wild blueberry enterprise.

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  •   Introduction and Mummy berry background
      Scouting for Mummy berry disease
      Controlling Mummy berry disease
      Using the Mummy berry forecast
      Introduction to Valdensinia
      Valdensinia scouting and control
      Septoria, Botrytis and Powdery Mildew Diseases
      Red Leaf and Leaf Rust Diseases
      Stem diseases, Costs and Returns and Mycorrhizae