Category Archives: Exobasidium

Presumptive Exobasidium infestation on Black Huckleberry extends well beyond Osprey Trail area (Halifax Backlands) 5July2023

It took only 2 days following my initial post about this “mystery pest” on Black Huckleberry in the Osprey Trail area (McIntosh Run barrens) to document, courtesy of Joshua Barss Donham & Rosa Barss Donham & iNaturalist, occurrences of the … Continue reading

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Fruit production by Black Huckleberry on the McIntosh Run barrens reduced by mystery pest 3Jul2023

The mystery pest appears to be the work of a fungus in the genus Exobasidium, a group of parasitic fungi.¬† While berry production in the area examined will certainly be reduced this year, it probably¬† won’t have serious longer term … Continue reading

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