Note for Producers:
Scorch and Shock testing will resume on Monday, July 12,. Please bring leaves Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings only from 9:00-11:30AM.
Blueberry scorch virus (BIScV) is a problematic virus for highbush blueberry in New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The disease is widespread in all the growing regions of BC: Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Kootenay and Okanagan.
Scorch Virus Fact Sheets
- New! ESCropconsult Scorch IPM Guide (pdf)
- BC Ministry Factsheet English (pdf)
- BC Ministry Factsheet Punjabi (pdf)
Many odd symptoms observed sporadically in blueberry fields cannot be explained by either scorch or shock virus infection. This season, you are able to send a maximum of 30 samples for free testing for Blueberry Scorch/Shock Virus. The 2021 submission form will be added as the season begins.*
*Results will be provided to you within 2 weeks of sample submission.
*The BC Blueberry Council and their representatives accept no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.
*All information submitted will remain confidential.